11 Mistakes Federal Job Seekers Should Avoid - Lessons From Former Feds
Despite some notable improvements over the past year by the Office of Personnel Management to streamline the process for federal hiring, federal job seekers are still often frustrated with, overwhelmed by or puzzled over the complex federal hiring process.
Agency recruiters and prospective job seekers may find at least some insights in how to more successfully navigate that process in a new book, "Find Your Federal Job Fit."
Authors Janet M. Ruck and Karol Taylor explain that the "federal application process...is based on a set of laws and regulations that were written for a specific purpose. Over time, layers of new laws were added. Eventually they created a morass of rules that now make up the federal hiring system."