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Has anyone noticed that some applications are required to se kelsen106/11/18
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HA! Thanks for the advice... but I was trying to find out wh kelsen106/12/18
Send it how they want it. I've always emailed mine withou isthisit06/12/18
Thank you!! Do you know if there is a way you can track the kelsen106/12/18
Wait and pray OP. isthisit06/12/18
Thats what I was thinking of...just has the hope inside of m kelsen106/12/18
In my experience, nothing happens quickly with the federal g sobeitunion06/13/18
I know, sometimes I got hopes about it, sometime I give up w kelsen106/13/18
I assume you are refering to fed atty or LE jobs only or non wolfman06/13/18
Actually I am referring to an attorney position in USAjobs, kelsen106/13/18
Unfortunately, fed atty jobs anywhere in the continental US wolfman06/13/18
...and it will be open just for a month actually it is about kelsen106/13/18
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kelsen1 (Jun 11, 2018 - 12:03 pm)

Has anyone noticed that some applications are required to send by mail or email? I just wonder if that is related to the hiring process or why is that about?

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professionalloser (Jun 12, 2018 - 10:13 am)

Send them your resume on pink card stock spritzed with perfume to give it a little something extra.

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kelsen1 (Jun 12, 2018 - 11:25 am)

HA! Thanks for the advice... but I was trying to find out why almost all the positions required online applications and some are required to be send by mail or email. I just wonder if that can make the hiring process faster or if it is just depends on the hiring agency. Maybe I'll use the perfume and use sparkle too.

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isthisit (Jun 12, 2018 - 11:56 am)

Send it how they want it.

I've always emailed mine without issue.

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kelsen1 (Jun 12, 2018 - 12:03 pm)

Thank you!! Do you know if there is a way you can track the application or process in cases like this or there is no other option than wait in case they will like to get in touch?

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isthisit (Jun 12, 2018 - 12:15 pm)

Wait and pray OP.

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kelsen1 (Jun 12, 2018 - 12:26 pm)

Thats what I was thinking of...just has the hope inside of me thinking that as long as it was not through an online application there was a possibility of being a faster process.

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sobeitunion (Jun 13, 2018 - 11:55 am)

In my experience, nothing happens quickly with the federal government job application process. I have been applying on and off for 10 years. In that span, I have had many referrals, VERY few interviews, and no offers.

Just apply in the required manner and move on the next one. Sweating over application status is a fool’s game.

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kelsen1 (Jun 13, 2018 - 12:09 pm)

I know, sometimes I got hopes about it, sometime I give up with it. I would like to meet a civilian who got a federal position without any veteran preference.

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wolfman (Jun 13, 2018 - 12:53 pm)

I assume you are refering to fed atty or LE jobs only or non-atty/non-LE jobs in large cities or otherwise desitable areas? No help there, I'm afraid.

It is perfectly possible, however, to get a fed non-atty job offer via USAJobs if you have the rquesite experience/education relevant to the job - like speaking a relatively in-demand foreign language and experience living abroad (I am a lifelong civillian with no hooks or connections and I got one recently) and apply constantly to spots with many openings.

The problem is that fed non-atty non-LE jobs that you can get without having an in-demand profession (like an IT guy, a medical professional, or whatnot) are usually badly paid, boring, and often located God knows where with little possibility of moving. I ultimately turned down an "opportunity" to move God knows where to do insanely boring work for a GS-9 salary with not even a cost-of-living adjustment (and I was only eligible for GS-9 because of the JD, others got GS-7)...

Might get another offer soon, this time a GS-11 (hopefully), but it is once again God knows where and dead-end... so if you really want a fed job, keep applying, but be careful what you wish for.

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kelsen1 (Jun 13, 2018 - 1:03 pm)

Actually I am referring to an attorney position in USAjobs, border cities not so much desirable to live in (I may be wrong) few vacancies (whatever that means).

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wolfman (Jun 13, 2018 - 1:06 pm)

Unfortunately, fed atty jobs anywhere in the continental US are hard to get... sad but true.

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kelsen1 (Jun 13, 2018 - 1:06 pm)

...and it will be open just for a month actually it is about to close in few days.

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kelsen1 (Jun 13, 2018 - 1:07 pm)

I am about to lose hope but have to remember that I was interviewed twice, maybe I will be lucky one day. I was curious about this one that just open for a month and the application packages was required to be send by mail or email to the agency.

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