About Karol Taylor

Karol Taylor is a retired fed and Career Counselor who helps people get federal jobs. She is the coauthor of Find Your Federal Job Fit and Guide to America’s Federal Jobs, 4th ed. Karol can be reached at karol@tayloryourcareer.com and via LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/in/tayloryourcareer/

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Following OPM’s REDI Roadmap

Following OPM’s REDI Roadmap

Are you REDI? The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) asked that question in their recently launched REDI Roadmap initiative. REDI is an acronym that stands for recruitment, engagement, diversity, and innovation. The concept behind it is to build a federal workforce...
Federal Job Application Strategies

Federal Job Application Strategies

How do you apply for a federal job? Many people go straight to USAJOBS.gov and start searching for jobs they might like. They look at the Duties section of the Vacancy Announcement and say to themselves, “I can do that.” Then they apply. These same folks upload their...
Taking Stock of Your Federal Job Search

Taking Stock of Your Federal Job Search

It’s January 2015! Time to set some goals!! Let’s see…eat right, exercise, lose weight, and spend time perfecting our federal job application package. If we were honest, we might admit that we establish the same goals year after year without doing anything – or maybe...
Giving the Gift of Federal Job Search Support

Giving the Gift of Federal Job Search Support

Gifts come in many forms – a kind word, a selfless promise kept, a kind deed. During this season of giving and receiving, do you have a preferred style of gift giving? Have you considered a non-traditional gift from an expert in their field? I’m talking about a gift...
Veterans: Uncle Sam Really Wants You

Veterans: Uncle Sam Really Wants You

There is no doubt that Uncle Sam wants to hire Veterans.  Special hiring programs are in place, and the relatively new Category Rating hiring process gives additional impetus for agencies to identify and hire qualified Veterans.  Veterans’ preference does not...
Find Your Federal Job Fit

Find Your Federal Job Fit

The road to a federal job is sometimes rocky, never smooth, but navigable if you can follow their instructions.  Some folks apply without really knowing what they are doing and give up in a pique of frustration.  Below are steps to help you stay focused and, if you...

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