Looking for opportunities with the Federal Government? Think USAJOBS.gov

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Federal GovernmentBy Stephanie Rozboril

When seeking a position with one of the hundreds of agencies and organizations within the federal government, USAJOBS.gov will serve as your go-to job search tool. This website is the Federal Government’s official one-stop source for federal job listings and employment information.

How to use it?

Provide your information: Head to the website and create an account. Upon completion and log-in, check out the features including creating a profile, and uploading or building a resume through the provided tool. Our office recommends creating a resume to post and apply with by using the resume builder feature. This ensures that your resume is giving not only the information that is desired, but is also presented in a preferred format. Within the resume section of your account you can save up to five resumes, view a sample, and review tips for resume success.

Saved search feature: Take advantage of having jobs of interest sent directly to you! This is advantageous as oftentimes positions are posted on the website for a short period of time. While logged in to your account you can create and save up to ten searches that will automatically email you results based upon the criteria you set.

Review postings and apply: You can search the job board for positions through a keyword search, location, or by completing a specific and more advanced search. If you are a student/recent graduate, veteran, individual with disabilities, or a senior executive ensure you click on the applicable link on the job search page. This will route you to a customized page that gives you additional information based on your background, and access to a specified job search. When you find an opportunity of interest, review the posting in its entirety. These postings are usually quite lengthy and to ensure eligibility it is essential to pay careful attention to the positions requirements and application directions. It is recommended that you save this job to your account in addition to printing out the posting. After applying you will be able to view the job in the “Application Status” section of your account.

Review the Resource Center Section: This section (found on the top toolbar of all pages) offers additional information of value to job-seekers. Information on pay scale, federal occupations, and eligibility information and much more can be found here.

In preparation for the upcoming Government Agency & Non-Profit Career Fair on Thursday, February 26, 2015 on the Daytona Beach campus. It is suggested that you explore USAjobs.gov and the various positions available prior to attending the event. For more information, please visit our website at: https://careerservices.erau.edu/

Stephanie Rozboril is new to the career services office and serves as the engineering program manager and also supports our homeland security, space physics, computer science, and computational mathematics students. She has been with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University since 2012, where she worked in the Alumni Relations Office supporting future and current graduates. Stephanie enjoys working with students to help them achieve their professional goals and become successful in today’s competitive job market.

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