NEW OPM GUIDANCE SET TO IMPROVE THE ABILITY TO SET APART APPLICANTS’ EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

By Alex Harrington

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently published a memo to executive department heads and agencies regarding the implementation of the Trump Administration’s Executive Order) on improving the federal hiring process by placing more emphasis on candidates’ relevant knowledge, skills, competencies, and abilities.

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HOW TO STAY MARKETABLE AFTER THE MID-40S

By Alex Harrington

“As an older worker, what is the best way (other than to showcase my experience) to show that I am the best candidate for the job?”

For nearly ten years, I have been asked this question many times over. Quite frankly, when I was first asked about how to market yourself as someone past their mid-40s, at best, I clumsily struggled in my response to the individual’s age-related question.

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TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE POWER OF JOB-SEEKING RESOURCES TO BOOST YOUR JOB SEARCH CAMPAIGN

By Alex Harrington

Our ‘all-volunteer’ cadre of Federal subject matter experts and hiring managers work hard to provide individuals in career transition with the best federal employment resources and information, all through monthly virtual workshops and office hours, along with special events like “Fireside Chats,” at no cost. And even though we would like to provide more help to job seekers with other career services – i.e., resume review, coaching, job search strategy, etc. – our volunteers do not have time due to life’s obligations (e.g., working full-time jobs, taking care of family needs, and spending time with loved ones). 

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ONLINE WEBINAR “NAVIGATING THE FEDERAL HIRING LANDSCAPE (PART 2)” 5/5/2020

Webinar Host Alex Harrington

Join Alex Harrington, a federal hiring manager and credentialed career coach with the National Career Development Association and Center for Credentialing & Education, as he helps you effectively navigate the federal hiring landscape, especially during this national emergency as the U.S. fights against the coronavirus pandemic.

FCC FIRESIDE CHAT: DISCOVERING AND OWNING YOUR CALLING IN FEDERAL SERVICE

Join Federal Career Connection’s moderated fireside chat to learn practical steps from those who have successfully navigated the federal hiring process. You will come away with an understanding that there is no one “right way” to apply, target, and enter Federal employment, and there are opportunities for everyone.

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