Grateful to be invited to Guest Blog for Careers in Government

19 11 2014

This time each year we in the U.S. pause to consider our blessings, and to remind ourselves to be grateful for the love and good will that surrounds us.   One group worth receiving our favor is Veterans.  Thanks to them, the U.S. way of life is honored, treasured, and preserved.  Because of their sacrifice, certain benefits come their way, one of which is Veteran’s preference in federal hiring.  Veteran’s Preference is one way our “thank you” has real meaning.

Since Veteran’s Day is honored in November, this seems like a good time to focus on Veteran’s Preference in federal hiring.  I have been asked to serve as a guest blogger for Careers in Government, the oldest and largest, award-winning site for finding jobs in government, education and other public sector agencies.  Please read my posting and leave a comment. Thanks!!

Here is the link:
http://www.careersingovernment.com/tools/gov-talk/career-advice/interviewing/veterans-uncle-sam-really-wants/

and here is the link to my bio: http://www.careersingovernment.com/tools/author/karolt/.

Next Thursday, when we pause to give thanks, let’s make sure to be grateful for our Veterans.





Veteran’s Hiring Preference

12 11 2014

Veteran’s Hiring Preference.





Veteran’s Hiring Preference

12 11 2014

Uncle_Sam_(pointing_finger)Veteran’s Day 2014 seems like a great day to consider how the federal government goes about hiring Veterans. To that end, here are some resources to help us to better understand Veteran’s hiring preference.

Veteran’s Services Guide on the Office of Personnel Management’s web site http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-guide/.

Category Rating increases the number of applicants being considered for a position while preserving Veterans’ preference rights http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-authorities/competitive-hiring/#url=Category-Rating.

Delegated Examining, the traditional way the federal government hires that uses 5 or 10 point Veteran’s preference http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-authorities/competitive-hiring/#url=Types-of-Appointments

FedsHireVets, a link from USAJOBS.gov, that contains loads of information on Veteran hiring. Here is their link to explanations of various hiring programs and regulations http://www.fedshirevets.gov/veteranemployees/veteranspreference/index.aspx

Veteran’s Employment Program Offices (a part of the Veteran’s Hiring Initiative) http://www.fedshirevets.gov/AgencyDirectory/index.aspx.

If you are a Veteran, there is no doubt that Uncle Sam wants you. Navigating the federal job search process can be a challenge, but if you follow the resources shared on this blog, and also the ones shared on the Careers in Government blog, http://www.careersingovernment.com/tools/author/karolt/, you’ll figure it out soon enough. Won’t you be pleased when you start getting interviews? After all, it’s what you earned by your dedicated and unfailing military service. Thanks.