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150 Best Federal Jobs

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150 Best Federal Jobs
ISBN: 978-1-59357-891-6

Regular Price: $17.95

Special Price: $8.95

Pages: 480

Copyright: 2012 JIST Works

Size: 7.5 x 9.25

Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D.

The federal government has a projected 10 percent increase in employment through 2018 and offers good salaries, great benefits, job security, and flexible work schedules across the nation. Yet some federal jobs pay better and are expected to grow more than others. This new addition to JIST's popular Best Jobs series helps readers target their federal job searches toward the most promising occupations in just two steps. First, readers will study the 55 "best federal jobs" lists, which are organized by pay, growth, openings, gender, education and experience levels, and much more. A bonus list reveals which federal jobs are posted most frequently.
Second, readers can explore 150 job descriptions to learn about the occupations that interest them most. These descriptions include details about each job's required education, licensure, and skills; federal earnings, growth, and openings inside and outside the federal government; considerations for job outlook; details on the job's GS series (the government's system for categorizing jobs); work environment; and more.
Readers also will learn why the federal process in unique, discover how to search and apply for jobs, and identify where jobs are located. In addition, 150 Best Federal Jobs discusses the pay systems for federal jobs, opportunities for veterans and job seekers with disabilities, and college majors that connect to federal jobs.
Table of Contents

Part 1: How to Get a Federal Job
Part 2: The Best Jobs List
Part 3: The Job Descriptions

Author Bio

Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., is one of the nation’s leading occupational experts and appears regularly on national news programs and in major print publications to share his expertise about trends in the world of work. He is a senior product developer at JIST Publishing, has 30 years of experience in the career information field, and is an award-winning career information systems developer.

He has been a researcher and developer at Educational Testing Service, where he helped develop the SIGI Plus computer-based career information system. He oversaw the updating and enhancement of the SIGI PLUS database for more than 15 years. He has served as a board member and as president of the Association of Computer-based Systems for Career Information. Shatkin also is a member of the National Career Development Association and a frequent presenter at its conferences.

Shatkin is the media’s go-to source for up-to-the-minute occupational information and has appeared on CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, ABC News Now, the FOX Business Channel’s Money for Breakfast, CNN’s American Morning, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, and many more television and radio shows across the nation. He has been quoted in major print publications including the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, Fortune, Reader’s Digest, Men’s Health, and Publishers Weekly—just to name a few.

For interview requests or questions about Shatkin, contact Selena Dehne at sdehne@jist.com or (651) 215-7548.