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Written by successful career coach Lily Whiteman, who herself has climbed the federal career ladder and served as a hiring manager, this indispensable book is the ultimate guide to securing a job in government work. How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job steers federal applicants through every stage of their job search–from finding unadvertised openings and getting interviews to sealing enviable deals and even getting promoted. You’ll gain insights from more than one hundred federal hiring managers, and learn the secrets to impressing these gatekeepers online, on paper, and in person. The updated second edition of How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job includes more get-ahead tips, the latest hiring advice on writing winning applications, expanded directories for internships, listings of fast-track management training programs and fellowships, and information on emerging helpful websites and other resources. Complete with a companion CD filled with sample resumes, checklists, and templates, the book gives readers in all fifty states with big dreams of climbing the federal career ladder the inside scoop on landing some of the nation’s most secure, well-paying, and rewarding jobs.