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Be Specific. Know Your Strengths. Research Your Target Companies. Develop A Resume That Stands Out From The Rest. Develop Marketing Material. Don't Be Afraid To Call The Hiring Manager. Don't Rely On Job Boards.

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Leadership is a joke. I agree with many of the others on this thread. Constant harassment and favoritism is ridiculous. With minimum wage going up and all the pay freezes you have had, our wages are lacking to private sector. Health insurance is expensive and not the greatest coverage. Good luck if you decide to work at Bath, NY VA... Your going to need it.

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I worked at the VA for 6 1/2 years as an LPN if you are not black and not in management you will struggle to survive Cleveland VA

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No, some of the very... VERY best doctor on this planet call this place home.

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Be honest. Treat veterans with the respect they deserve because without the veterans it would just be the Department of Affairs

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Series of performance based questions, given by a group of three to four people.
They score your answers. Very competitive job interview.

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Treat everyone fair and listen some time.

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Took me 3 months from interview day to day 1 of work.

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The Veterans Affairs at the Tavares location. Do not expect team work. All smiles when you start. Give it a month. Your coworkers will report to your supervisor like a mole. Trust NO ONE keep your private life personal. Only have postive descushions about work. Micro mangers are everywhere. They will watch you fall. A very sneaky environment. Trust me.

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I'm a 10 point veteran, prior federal employee with a spotless record, I have met or exceeded all of the qualifications for the positions I have applied for but cannot get one single call or interview. An example is with the VA in New Orleans. I applied for a manager level position as well as 3 subordinate positions in the same department. I was referred for the manager position saying that I was among the best qualified for the position but the selecting official in New Orleans didn't even contact me. 2 of the subordinate positions I applied for we're exactly the same I was referred for one of the two which I found odd because they were exactly the same but again the position was filled and I was interviewed for either positions. The last one is even lower on the totem pole and I have been referred to the selection official which is the department manager who will again more that likely hire whomever he or she already had in mind for the position. The lowest position is a GS-9 and I was a GS-11 step 3 when I worked in safety for the Department of the Interior. I doesn't matter who you talk to it's who you know.

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