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More For Those Already Employed
on December 14, 2013
I cheerfully purchased How To Land A Top Paying Federal Job by Lily Madeleine Whiteman at least over eight months ago with the feeling of believing that I would eventually get selected for a federal government job from my job experience of honorably serving in the military and successfully obtaining my bachelor’s degree within 3 years and 4 months. The following are some of the good points to this book:
Pages xv-xvi- myths about federal government jobs, pages 10-11: other sources of agency openings, and pages 255-260 (glossary terms).
Obviously, there is more to this book, but I reluctantly give it only three stars due to the fact that this book would mostly benefit those who have an unemployment gap of a year or less. I applied for government jobs both within the D.C. area some outside of the area. The good news is that many of them responded back and let me know that I did meet the qualifications for the job posted (especially some of the jobs that related to what I did during my 8.5 years in the United States Navy). The tough news is that these same replies let me know that I qualified, but that a different applicant was chosen. My husband did his best to cheer me up by mentioning that I at least heard back from many of them because he did not hear back at all from any of the government jobs that he tried for. At the minimum reason, I must keep How To Land A Top Paying Federal Job by Lily Whitman for my husband due to the fact that he is currently unemployed and being gainfully employed would obviously help his self- esteem.