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A Call to Serve: Leaders in Education Allied for Public Service.
Sponsored by the Partnership for Public Service and the U.S. Government's Office of Personnel Management.
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Federal Jobs Digest
America's number one private source of Federal job information.
Town Hall.com jobs page
A resource for right-leaning job seekers.
Lists employment opportunities at the federal, state, and local level. Listings are broken down by field. The site also provides a long list of links to federal, state, and local government agencies, and national associations.
Call to Serve
General resources for governmental jobs in business, computer science, education, engineering, IT, medicine, sciences, and social sciences.
Middlebury's Foreign Service exam preparation document (link to document found at: O/ Office Life/Counselors/Foreign Service)
Student Loan Repayment Program
Used by a number of federal agencies, this program offers up to $6k/yr for federal employees to put toward outstanding college debt.
Information regarding law schools and legal resources for students considering law as a career path.
Yahoo! for lawyers. Browse the guide to more than 25,000 legal sites, search for legal cases, or join "LegalMinds," a virtual community.
From legal news to book sales to job openings to course offerings, you'll find it all here.
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)
A program for Hispanic students.
For information about the Foreign Service Written Exam Study Guide, click here.
Law School Admission Council
The nonprofit corporation that administers the LSAT provides a number of important services and programs for law schools, applicants, and students at this site.
LSAT test preparation, tips on how to finance a legal education, and a law school search engine.
Association of Legal Administrators
Most chapters have job banks and hotlines.
Information for the public, lawyers, and law students.
"...features the largest collection of active legal jobs in the world, including more than 20,000 positions at top law firms, corporations, public interest organizations, and government offices throughout the U.S. "
Law Employment Center
Job listings and search directory for legal positions.
Government and Public Policy
Careers in Government . Pitz, Mary Elisabeth. Chicago: VGM Career Horizons, 1997. From the back cover: “From city hall to the Capitol steps, the government employs millions of people in diverse and challenging careers. If you’d like to explore your options in this field, [this book] is essential reading. From describing what it’s like to work for a governmental agency to discussing how to conduct a successful job search, this completely updated edition offers proven advice and solid strategies for everyone seeking a career in government. Inside you’ll find job descriptions, salary ranges, working conditions, and leads on which areas have the greatest projected growth rates in the twenty-first century. In addition, you’ll benefit from sections on qualifications, education and training, popular career paths, and sources for further information.” Bibliography, directories, college major listings.
Find a Federal Job Fast . Krannich, Ron and Caryl Krannich. Manassas Park, VA: Impact Publications, 1999. From the back cover: “[This book] reveals the secrets to quickly finding jobs in the nation’s largest and most fascinating job market.... Realistic, insightful, practical, and up-to-date, [this book] is not your ordinary treatment of the subject. Going far beyond the rules, regulations, and public relations brochures, [the authors] challenge many myths and misunderstandings; take a hard look at today’s so-called public service crisis; examine important job trends for the coming decade; and explain the major advantages and disadvantages of working for the federal government…how to: Locate job information and vacancies via the mail, telephone, fax, computer, and the Internet; Create powerful applications; Market oneself among several agencies; Get quickly hired for many jobs.”
Inside a U.S. Embassy: How the Foreign Service Works for America . Dorman, Shawn, ed. Washington, D.C.: American Foreign Service Association, 2003. From the back cover: “[This book] gives an up-close and personal look into the lives of the diplomats and specialists who make up the U.S. Foreign Service. Gain a sense of the key role played by each member of an embassy team from Paris to Kabul, from Bogota to Beijing, and places in between. Travel into the rainforests of Thailand with an environmental affairs officer, face rampaging militias with a political officer in east Timor, and join an ambassador on a midnight trip into a Macedonian refugee camp to quell a riot. A Foreign Service career offers the experience of living in diverse cultures and the challenge of making a difference in the world. Come along inside a U.S. embassy and learn how the Foreign Service works for America.”
The Student’s Federal Career Guide: 10 Steps to Find and Win Top Government Jobs and Internships . Troutman, Kathryn Kraemer and Emily K. Troutman. Baltimore: The Resume Place, Inc., 2004. From the back cover: “The first and only comprehensive guide to the federal government written just for students and graduates. [This book] is your answer to getting a job in government. Don’t get stuck waiting tables after graduation—the U.S. Federal government employs 2.6 million people. Thousands of Federal jobs and paid internships are available now, but you won’t find them in Help Wanted sections or on websites like Monster.com…. With this book you’ll learn how to: Network; Discover the best agency for you; Find and win prestigious internships; Understand the Federal job system; Find Federal job listings; Write a Federal resume; Write your KSAs and cover letter; Apply for jobs; Track and follow-up using unique government etiquette; Nail your government interview. Your guidebook to top Federal jobs including: White House Internships, National Park Service, Intelligence, Homeland Security.” Glossary, resources, index, and CD with student case studies and federal resume templates.
Careers in Law . Munneke, Gary A. Chicago: VGM Career Books, 2004. From the back cover: “Before you invest your time, money, and effort in pursing a legal career, let [this book] provide you with an accurate portrayal of what various specialties entail as well as tips for finding and keeping the job that’s right for you. Whether your interest lies in a solo practice, corporate team, or nonprofit agency, this updated edition will help you: Develop a comprehensive understanding of the legal profession throughout history; Match your skills and personality to the law specialty that’s right for you—environmental, labor, entertainment, and much more; Assess your qualifications and create a professional game plan for success; Prioritize your law school options and determine how to finance your education; Familiarize yourself with current salaries, benefits, and the best job prospects.” Appendix and recommended reading.
So You Want to Be a Lawyer: A Practical Guide to Law as a Career . Newtown, PA: Law School Admission Council, Inc., 2003. From the back cover: “Find out all about: What it’s like to be a lawyer; Evaluating the schools; Getting in; The admissions process; How to pay; What you can expect in law school; Taking the bar and finding a job. The Law School Admission Council, the producers of the LSAT…has produced this invaluable resource that answers all your questions—from what to expect in law school to preparing for the bar to finding the perfect job. Authoritative and reassuring, this is your handbook for choosing a law school and getting a law school to choose you.”
So You Want to a Be a Big Time Lawyer: Insider’s Guide—Getting Into and Surviving at a Major Law Firm . Schwab, Solan. New York: Lynx Media, Inc., 2004. From the table of contents: “Getting into a major law firm; Acing one’s first year in law school; Preparing to join a major law firm; Life at a major law firm; Compensation”