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Frequently asked questions on a broad range of topics related to the Federal hiring process.
How does the application process work?
How can I reapply to a job?
Why was I not considered for a position?
What can I do if I do not have a current address?
What types of documents might I need to provide?
Where can I find forms that may be necessary when applying?
What should I include in my resume?
What should I leave out of my resume?
Where can I find part-time positions?
Where can I find internships?
What time, including time zone, do jobs expire?
What are KSAs?
Can I work for the government if I am an ex-offender?
Do all jobs require security clearance?
Is there an age limit for Federal employment?
What does status candidate mean?
Which jobs am I eligible to apply for?
How many years of experience do I need to qualify for a job?
What is rating and ranking?
Pay & Leave
How is pay set for employees new to the Federal Government?
What is a series or grade?
What is time in grade?
What is Wage Grade (WG) and Wage Supervisor (WS)?
Which web browsers work best with USAJOBS?
How do I make a suggestion?