2018 PMF Open Forum

2018 PMF Open Forum

The 2017-18 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 PMF Class of 2018 application opens Noon (ET), Monday, October 23, 2017 through Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Information on eligibility and how to apply can be found under the Become a PMF section on the official Presidential Management Fellows program website.

The announcement can be found at www.USAJOBS.gov, by searching for “Presidential Management Fellows” when the application …

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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 updated Guide to Managing the PMF Application Process based on interviews with past applicants and career advisors
Review past discussion threads …

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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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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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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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