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To apply for a job, there are four basic steps:

1. Create an account

Enter your profile information and create a resume.

Please note that you do not need to create a "My Account" to search for jobs, but you must create an account to apply for jobs online.

2. Search jobs

Use basic search to enter in job and location keyword information from the USAJOBS home page or
the advanced search function. Review the job opportunity announcements and note of those of
interest. Carefully review the "Qualification and Evaluation" section to determine whether you
will qualify for the position.

3. Apply for jobs

Carefully follow the instructions in the "How to Apply" section for each announcement. Submit
any additional documentation to verify your qualifications such as transcripts, SF-50 Notification
of Personnel Action, and/or Veterans' Form DD-214.

4. Manage Your Career

Log into your account to obtain application status for positions for which you have applied.
Contact the agency for specific follow-up questions or those related to the particular job. The
agency contact information is listed on the right-hand side of the announcement.


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This page was last modified on 20 November 2013, at 22:22.

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