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Apr 24, 2022

Executive Women in Government, or EWG, is the OG in networking for women in government.

Founded in 1973, Executive Women in Government is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization comprised of Federal Government women executives. Members prepare, promote, and support women for senior leadership...

Apr 22, 2022

Erin Carter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) explained what the organization does and what's in store for feds and retirees who attend the upcoming FedCon 2022 conference. 

NARFE Membership is open to civilians who are or will be eligible to receive an annuity or survivor annuity from the...

Apr 12, 2022

Ms. Evanna Hu,  CEO of Omelas and nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council,  explains the mission and work of the Asian American Employees for Nondiscrimination. She wrote a pwoerful article last year describing the driscrimination federal employees of Asian or Pacific Islander descent face. You can find her...

Apr 5, 2022

Meet John Schuhart. He spent 17 years as a SES in the intelligence community and now coaches full time. He created a new supervisors guide you can get FOR FREE at his webiste:

He and I talked about being a new supervisor, coaching and the similarities between the...

Apr 1, 2022

So, I applied for a SES job. Got through two rounds of interviews. Didn't get the job. Here's what I learned: 1. Ask for feedback on your interview from the folks on the panel. They'll give it to you.

2. Don't expect the status of ANYTHING to change in USAJOBS during the process.

3. Thank everyone involved, including...