2017 PMF Open Thread

The 2016-17 Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) application season is almost here! You can use this site and thread as a go-to resource for helpful information during the application process.

The basics can be found at pmf.gov. We will update this thread with critical information and dates as they are released.

In addition to OPM’s official PMF resources, here on Pathtopmf.com you’ll find a range of additional insights on the PMF Program.

For instance:

Read our Unofficial Guide to Managing the PMF Application Process (we will release an updated version shortly) based on interviews …

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2 Events for PMF Finalists

2016 PMF Finalists, are you interested in working at the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)? Then don’t miss out on these two events to learn more about it!

Google Hangout: March 31 at 8:30 PM EST
https://plus.google.com/events/cdpmgh6atgcu4babl5mgb3tajb0?

Join a virtual panel of current and former PMFs via Google Hangout to hear about their personal experiences working at State/USAID and the PMF hiring process.

Submit your questions to TGillis@usaid.gov or HamptonH@state.gov.

This event is sponsored by the State/USAID PMF Advisory Council (PMFAC), and the …

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2016 PMF Open Thread

2016 PMF Open Thread

The 2015-16 Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) application season is almost here. The basics can be found at pmf.gov and some key information is:

Applications will be open from September 28 – October 13th at USAJOBS.
OPM also released the official 2015-2016 assessment guide

In addition to OPM’s official PMF resources, here on Pathtopmf.com you’ll find a range of additional insights on the PMF Program.

For instance:

Read our Unofficial Guide to Managing the PMF Application Process (updated for 2015/16 season) based on interviews with past applicants and career advisors
Review past discussion threads with 500+ comments …

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2015 PMF Finalists Announced!

2015 PMF Finalists Announced!

The Office of Personnel Management just released the finalists for the prestigious Presidential Management Fellows program. Out of 7,800 applicants, 600 were selected to proceed to the next step in the application process, including 92 finalists for the STEM track.

Congratulations to all the finalists!

Were you a finalist? Let us know in the comments below!

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2015 PMF Open Thread

2015 PMF Open Thread

The 2014-15 Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) application season is almost here. The basics can be found at pmf.gov and some key information is:

Applications will be open from October 1–15 at USAJOBS.
OPM has two upcoming webcasts (Sep 30th and Oct 8th) where they’ll answer questions.
OPM also released the official 2015 assessment guide

In addition to OPM’s official PMF resources, here on Pathtopmf.com you’ll find a range of additional insights on the PMF Program. For instance:

Read our Unofficial Guide to Managing the PMF Application Process (updated for 2014-15) based on interviews with …

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PMF Finalists Announced: Open Thread

PMF Finalists Announced: Open Thread

OPM announced the PMF Finalists yesterday. 609 Finalists were announced (518 PMF finalists, 91 PMF STEM finalists) out of 7,000 that applied.

Congrats to the Finalists. Now is the time to find a job placement:
-Make sure to read the PMF Guide job placement section for tips on this area (download again at home page, excerpts also on job placement page)
-This year is both an in-person career fair and virtual events being held. Our most recent guide mainly covers the virtual aspect so I encourage you to …

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Congrats 2014 PMF Semi-Finalists! How Can We Help You Hack DC?

Congrats 2014 PMF Semi-Finalists! How Can We Help You Hack DC?

Congratulations to all the 2014 PMF Semi-Finalists that were named today!

We’re excited for you and hope that our guide and resources were part of your success story. If so, please tell us in the comments below.

And we’re not done yet! Now’s the time to browse the In-Person Assessment section of the guide to know what’s coming next.

Lastly, we’ve got something cooking in terms of connecting Semi-Finalists like you with current and former PMFs in DC to get you hooked up with a free place to …

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2014 PMF Application: Open Thread

2014 PMF Application: Open Thread

The 2013-14 Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) application season is almost here (you’ve probably seen that it’ll be open from October 1st – 15th).  OPM had a coffee chat with prospective applicants and launched their official PMF preparation guide on September 25th – you can check it out here.

As I type this message, we are updating our PathtoPMF guide to reflect these changes and aiming to be done by October 1.  While we are finishing, feel free to download our 2012-13 guide as most of it …

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International Jobs in Government: USAID Foreign Service

International Jobs in Government: 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.

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“It’s the best job in the world,” stated David Leong when speaking about the Foreign Service at USAID. Having served as a Foreign Service Officer for close …

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Fellowship Opportunities with the USAID Foreign Service

Fellowship Opportunities 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”

There exists the perception among many that work as a contractor is the primary way for getting an international development job at USAID. Thomas Davis, …

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