Trying to crack the code when it comes to landing a federal job? It can be confusing — different hiring authorities, different types of preferences, even different preferred resume formats when applying.
The FedsHireVets.gov website, while primarily aimed at helping veterans, also provides information useful for military spouses seeking careers in federal service.
One of the great resources I found on the site is a Calendar of Events, which lists information sessions on the Federal employment process given at military posts across the country. These sessions are open to military spouses and teach you “about working for the federal government; salary and benefits, finding and applying for employment, veterans preference, special hiring authorities, and tips on building an effective resume.” The next event listed is at JBSA Randolph Air Force Base, TX on February 28.
The site also covers hiring preferences, for which some military spouses qualify. To learn more about the Priority Placement Program for MilSpouses — which can really help you get your foot in the federal career path door — check out my posts: