Workshop: Federal Jobs Revealed

AHA Session 34
Thursday, January 4, 2018: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Marriott Ballroom, Salon 2 (Marriott Wardman Park, Lobby Level)
Chair:
Kristina Giannotta, Naval History and Heritage Command
This workshop will help graduates get the advantage in applying for federal jobs. It will provide information on federal hiring practices, giving an overview of the federal hiring process, breaking down a federal hiring advertisement, and discussing the most effective means for graduate students to break into the federal system. Workshop leaders include a federal hiring manager and recently hired federal historians. Participants will break into small groups to discuss resumes, interviews, and internships. This workshop is intended to follow the session “Research and Scholarship in Federal History Jobs.”
Papers:
Panel Discussion
Matt Cheser, Naval History and Heritage Command
Panel Discussion
Eric William Boyle, US Department of Energy
Panel Discussion
Julie Prieto, US Army Center of Military History
Panel Discussion
Richard A. Hulver, Naval History and Heritage Command

Session Abstract

This workshop will help graduates get the advantage in applying for federal jobs. It will provide information on Federal Hiring practices, giving an overview of the federal hiring process, breaking down a federal hiring advertisement and discussing the most effective means for graduate students to break into the federal system. The workshop will begin with a detailed discussion of federal hiring practices to include dissecting a federal job advertisement, reviewing interview practices and discussing how a federal application should look. A federal hiring manager will provide insights into how to get your resume noticed and other useful hints to improve your chances in the system. The session will then take questions from the audience. The audience will then hear from recently hired federal historians who will discuss three different means through which they entered the federal service. This discussion will be like a roundtable panel, allowing the audience members to question the presenters. The final part of the workshop will consist of breaking out into small groups to discuss resumes, interviews, and internships. This workshop is intended to follow the session “Research and Scholarship in Federal History Jobs”.
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