The federal application process can be exhaustive and confusing. Don’t you wish you could just ask a real hiring manager for advice to help increase your chances of being considered?
Hilary Markin of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest (US Forest Service) will be on campus to do just that! She’s hired tons of students and recent grads over the years, so she knows what federal hiring officials are looking for (and what you need to do to get past the screening process so your application is actually seen by the supervisors doing the hiring)!
Stop by to see her and Northland College’s student career advisor in the main hallway on the first floor of the Ponzio Campus Center for a drop-in opportunity to ask questions and get feedback on any of these federal applications, positions and interview topics:
- Federal resume feedback
- What information should or shouldn’t be included? (Bring a copy of yours for specific advice!)
- What format and length are best for a federal resume?
- Understanding GS levels and position qualifications
- Which GS level should I apply for when submitting my application for a specific job/internship on USAJobs.gov?
- Help with reading through a specific job’s qualifications to determine if you do/don’t meet them.
- Federal hiring timelines and follow up
- Should I follow up directly after applying for a federal job (and if so, when and how)?
- Should I bother applying for a seasonal position if the start or end dates overlap slightly with my school schedule?
- Federal interviewing process
- What questions should I expect to be asked?
- How are applicants assessed as part of the interview process?
P.S.—Making this connection in person is a great way to develop your professional network!