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Federal Career Opportunities

Posted by Library Blog on 02/24/2011 at 10:18 AM

If you are thinking about employment with the federal government, the Law Library’s Career collection has several publications worth checking out. These publications contain descriptions of various positions within numerous agencies. Sample resumes and cover letters are included. Detailed attention is given to the required KSA (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities) statement and questionnaire and other supporting documents.

For federal employment generally:

  • Federal Resume Guidebook: Strategies for Writing a Winning Federal Electronic Resume, KSAs, and Essays (4th ed.) by Kathryn Troutman (JK716 .T73 2007)
  • How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job: Your Complete Guide to Opportunities, Internships, Resumes and Cover Letters, Application Essays (KSAs), Interviews, Salaries, Promotions, and More! by Lily Whiteman (JK692 .W45 2008)
  • Ten Steps to a Federal Job: How to Land a Job in the Obama Administration (2d ed.) by Kathryn Troutman (JK716 .T76 2009)

For a career with the FBI:

  • FBI Careers: The Ultimate Guide to Landing a Job as One of America’s Finest (3d ed.) by Thomas Ackerman (HV8144 .F43 A26 2010)
  • The FBI Career Guide: Inside Information on Getting Chosen for and Succeeding in One of the Toughest, Most Prestigious Jobs in the World by Joseph Koletar (HV8144 .F43 K65 2006)