How to Compete for a Position With the USAID Foreign Service

How to Compete for a Position With the USAID Foreign Service

GovLoop, the Robertson Foundation for Government and the Association for Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) recently produced, “Making Global Impact: Guide to International Jobs in Government,” as a resource for prospective public servants. This blog is part of a series that highlights additional opportunities to launch a world-changing government career.

DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY OF “MAKING GLOBAL IMPACT”

The Acting Chief of Foreign Service Personnel at USAID, David Leong shared with me his insights into the world of the USAID Foreign Service. Joined …

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Announcing – Making Global Impact: The Guide to International Jobs in Government

Announcing – Making Global Impact: The Guide to International Jobs in Government

Announcing Our Latest Career Guide…

“MAKING GLOBAL IMPACT: GUIDE TO
INTERNATIONAL JOBS IN GOVERNMENT”

If you’re interested in getting a government job in foreign policy or international affairs, you’ve come to the right place. The Robertson Foundation for Government (RFFG), GovLoop and the Association for Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) have produced a valuable guide entitled, “Making Global Impact: Guide to International Jobs in Government.” Download a free copy.

 

Until now, there has been no single resource that pulls together all of the information about globally-oriented government jobs into one …

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Advice for Approaching the PMF Virtual Career Fair

Advice for Approaching the PMF Virtual Career Fair

In late February, GovLoop hosted its first (what we hope to be “annual”) Virtual Government Career Fair. We had thousands of participants that took advantage of opportunities to drop off their resume and interact with agency representatives in virtual booths, attend educational webinars that taught attendees how to get ahead in government, and engage in live chats with government career experts.

At the center of this event stood my colleague Amy DeWolf, who has planned and managed dozens of training events for us and had a birds-eye view …

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Announcing “Getting into Government: A Guide for High Achievers”

Announcing “Getting into Government: A Guide for High Achievers”

I’m very excited to announce the launch of the “Getting to Government: A Guide for High Achievers” brought to you by the Robertson Foundation for Government, a nonprofit family foundation dedicated to helping government meet its talent needs by identifying, educating, and motivating top U.S. graduate students to pursue federal government careers, and GovLoop, the leading knowledge network for government.

Last year, we launched this site PathtoPMF.com as the “go-to” guide for prospective candidates to ace the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) application process.  The response to the website and guide was extremely …

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Didn’t Make Semi-Finalist? Your 3 Next Steps…

Didn’t Make Semi-Finalist? Your 3 Next Steps…

If you’re reading this post, we commend you for throwing your hat in the ring to become a PMF.

You didn’t make it this time around, but there are a lot of other ways to break into public service and GovLoop is here to help you. Here are three things you can do now:

1) Register for GovLoop’s Virtual Government Career Fair – GovLoop is hosting a free Virtual Career Fair on February 28, 2013 from 11a to 3:30p ET where participants will interact with government career …

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PMF Semi-Finalists: OPEN THREAD

PMF Semi-Finalists: OPEN THREAD

Congratulations on being named a PMF Semi-Finalist!

That means you emerged from thousands of resumes to get an opportunity to shine at the in-person assessment. You can get advice on how to approach that phase of the process here:

http://pathtopmf.com/pmf-in-person-assessment/

Got questions? Ask ’em here or shoot us an email at andrew@govloop.com.

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Q&A Responses from “Resume Tips for Prospective PMFs” Google+ Hangout

Q&A Responses from “Resume Tips for Prospective PMFs” Google+ Hangout

Earlier this week, GovLoop hosted a Google+ Hangout designed to help applicants to the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program in preparing their resumes. You can view the video recording and slides at this link:

Resume Tips for Prospective PMFs

Hangout participants asked over 25 questions and the PMF Program Office (PMFPO) took the time to respond to all of them. I am grateful to Latonia Page, Rob Timmins and the entire PMFPO staff for working with us to get great answers for you. I …

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Resume Tips for Prospective Presidential Management Fellows

We just finished hosting a Google+ On-Air Hangout designed to help prospective Presidential Management Fellows (PMFs) to navigate the application and assessment process – and, more specifically, to submit a resume that accurately reflects unique and valuable experience.

I wanted to be sure and share the recording and slide deck for those who missed it (or those who want to review it again):

SLIDES

If you have more questions, please submit them to pmfapplication@opm.gov or post them at The PMF Application: OPEN THREAD

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The PMF Application: OPEN THREAD

The PMF Application: OPEN THREAD

It’s application time – you’ve read the PMF guide for tips, you’ve watched the videos. Now’s the time to apply.

Use this open thread as a place to:
-Share your experience
-Ask a question
-Or maybe just to vent 🙂

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Advice for Acing the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Application

Advice for Acing the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Application

In a previous post, I summarized the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s Class of 2013 PMF Assessment Prep Guide, excerpting key segments of their advice and embedding the document for your convenience. They’ve really put together an excellent resource there and I’m impressed overall with the work of the new group that’s leading the charge. Props to the PMF team.

While I am not eligible to apply (finished grad school many moons ago!), I wanted to have an even better sense of the experience of a …

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