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0018 Hopeful  
#1 Posted : Monday, November 12, 2018 9:53:58 AM(UTC)
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This is the first USDA job I have applied for in a long time. I got an email telling me I was best qualified.

Does this just mean "referred" or is it a special kind of referred with a cherry on top?

It has been about 3 months since they advertised the position, I noticed the "Best Qualified" on usajobs on Friday.

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#2 Posted : Tuesday, November 13, 2018 4:47:26 AM(UTC)
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This is the first USDA job I have applied for in a long time. I got an email telling me I was best qualified.

Does this just mean "referred" or is it a special kind of referred with a cherry on top?

It has been about 3 months since they advertised the position, I noticed the "Best Qualified" on usajobs on Friday.

No difference. Referred is Referred.

However, WHO is referred may vary, especially if there are a lot of applicants. ie. if there are 500 qualified applicants, only the "best qualified" (ie those with ratings above a certain level) are referred (so it may be the top 140 get referred).

Outside of that, it means little, especially if you are actually referred.

You should have voted Cthulu...the greatest of all Evils
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#3 Posted : Tuesday, November 13, 2018 9:29:55 AM(UTC)
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500 applicants?

Wowzer, I am in a series where most jobs have 30-50 applicants.
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, November 13, 2018 9:42:14 AM(UTC)
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500 applicants?

Wowzer, I am in a series where most jobs have 30-50 applicants.
I've seen almost 200 in the 0260 (EEO) series for a GS7 target 12 position. Most (over 100) were not really qualified, but knew how to put in the buzzwords needed to get through HR. we narrowed it down to 10, and 5 were actually worth hiring (hired 1 and the #2 was emailed when we had another opening about 6 months later...and she was hired in that round.)

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You should have voted Cthulu...the greatest of all Evils
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