How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job
Whiteman works as career columnist for Federal Times and also writes for the National Science Foundation and The Washington Post. Here she advises readers on ways to find federal job openings; offers writing tools for perfecting an application; and discusses techniques for interviewing, negotiating a salary, and responding to an agency's decision. The application section deals specifically with writing to sell one's qualifications, mastering online applications, crafting resumes and application essays, writing cover letters, and waiting for a response. The appendix contains tip sheets for veterans and applicants with disabilities as well as formatting tips. The accompanying CDROM offers directories of internships and fellowships, and worksheets and templates for application tasks.