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.

DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY OF “MAKING GLOBAL IMPACT”

“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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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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