USAJobs.gov: Federal Government Jobs

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USAJobs (USAJobs.gov) is the official source for Federal government job listings throughout the United States as well as abroad. With thousands of positions listed on the site, it's the place to put in an application and find employment information for Federal government jobs. If you find the sheer volume of vacancies overwhelming, use this guide to help tailor your search and apply for jobs successfully.

Job Search Options

Search USAJobs by keyword (you can put in things like job title or agency) as well as location (which can be as broad as a country or as narrow as a zip code). Users can also search based upon eligibility for federal employment. If you get too many search results, use the filters on the left side of the search results page—salary, pay grade, job category, department and agency, work schedule, work type, and posting date—to narrow them down. You can also use a filter to exclude postings that are older than 30 days, or input certain keywords to exclude all job postings that contain those words.

The site also makes it easy for you to keep up-to-date on new job postings: If you create an account, you can easily save a search and receive emailed alerts daily, weekly, or monthly when relevant jobs are posted. Or, get an RSS feed of your search, and add it to your RSS reader, so you can see when new jobs that match your requirements are added to the site.

    Resume Posting

    USAJobs Members can post up to five resumes online, apply for federals jobs online, save job searches, and set up search alerts. There is a resume builder that will help you create a resume. Since you can post several resumes on the site, be sure to tailor your resume to match the specific position you are applying to.

    Even if you are applying to several Federal jobs with similar job titles, the requirements may vary between the postings.

    Creating an account is advantageous since it allows you to save searches (so you can easily check in on newly posted jobs) and save jobs so that you can readily refer back to an interesting posting.

    Veteran's Resources

    FEDShireVETS has tools and resources for all U.S. Veterans, including job opportunities, forms, benefits, and program information as well as training assistance for private sector employment.

    For more information on how federal jobs get filled, the hiring process, federal job applications, civil service exams, and federal hiring trends utilize the Help Center of USAJobs.gov

     

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