Federal Jobs and Other Topics

This is the second is a series of articles about online resources, especially free resources, that can help in your job search.

The good news for job seekers is that the federal government is hiring again. But two cautionary notes are in order. First, the federal government’s hiring process remains lengthy. Second, military veterans receive preference in hiring by law, which makes it more challenging for non-veterans to secure a federal job.

Understanding the federal hiring process is the first step in the process of applying for a federal job. These two for-profit companies provide webinars, trainings, online guides, and other services to those seeking federal jobs. Some of these services are free, but others require payment. Both companies offer email sign up lists for updates on new resources.

If you’ve just landed a new job, congratulations! Whether you’ve been looking for a month or a year, you must be relieved.

Not to burst your bubble, but this job may not be your last. You may again be searching at some point in the future — later rather than sooner, you hope.