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Contract Specialist  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, August 18, 2010 2:11:26 AM(UTC)
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I have been applying for Contact Specialist positions in the Washington, DC area for about six months. I have been Eligible- Referred to the selecting officials many times from GS-11 through GS-15. However, no interviews.  

 

Can someone recommend the top Headhunting companies for the Federal Government, and Federal Contractors within the Washington, DC area?

 

Who are the top companies that hire Contract Specialist in the Washington, DC area?   

 

Has anyone used a headhunter or recruiter to land their Federal job or Federal Contractor job?       

Beagle  
#2 Posted : Wednesday, August 18, 2010 2:47:10 AM(UTC)
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a headhunter for a federal job? What are they going to do for you? type your resume, show up for your interview?
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#3 Posted : Wednesday, August 18, 2010 5:09:54 AM(UTC)
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The purpose of a Headhunter for would be to assist me is gaining employment with a Federal Government contractor who is applying FAR/DFAR so that I can acquire the necessary experience and certifications.

I have been told that I am competing against individuals who are DAWIA certified, and have FAR experience.
 
If a Headhunting firm can get me a job with a Federal Contractor applying FAR/DFAR after a few years I would be in a better position apply for a Federal contract specialist position.
 
Again, if there is anyone in this forum who has faced my similar situiation and has recently gained Federal employment please share youe success with me in this forum or personal email.
izolo  
#4 Posted : Wednesday, August 18, 2010 5:31:41 AM(UTC)
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I really don't like recruiters, but the following 3 were recommended by a professor who is a senior contract supervisor: gcs, caci, and asi. I also know that Accenture has been on a big hiring spree lately. I was contacted by a recruiter with spectrum careers who deals with Accenture, but she was a flake. We had two scheduled phone interviews and she missed our appt each time. I would not recommend them. I did get hired by a federal agency but I did not end up in contracting, though the courses I took will certainly help me in my new role. Know this is little, but hope it helps. good luck!
averagefed  
#5 Posted : Wednesday, August 18, 2010 5:40:54 AM(UTC)
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If you worked for a contractor, you still wouldn't be eligible for DAWIA or FAC-C certification until you gained a federal job, as far as I know.  
Beagle  
#6 Posted : Wednesday, August 18, 2010 6:00:25 AM(UTC)
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I do see a login for contractor on DAU.
 
It's neat I have access but have no need for it and am not willing to change career field but to those in the government you can get free training.
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