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Italia  
#1 Posted : Saturday, August 17, 2019 12:09:22 PM(UTC)
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I have a Bachelor's degree in Business Marketing and Management, I'm currently a Recruitment Director. I've been referred for lower level positions GS5-7, etc. but never received a call. I have a Schedule A, I'm just looking for insight...Some people say since I have a degree I could be a GS-7 or 9 but I'm willing to start low and work my way up. Does it look bad if you apply to the same agency many times for numerous positions? Also, is calling to follow up worth it? I called recently and they said "they'll call you if they want to schedule an interview".

Thanks for your help.
djp  
#2 Posted : Saturday, August 17, 2019 12:31:08 PM(UTC)

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Apply at highest you can get. It takes a while and effort yo advance.

FrankJr  
#3 Posted : Monday, August 19, 2019 7:22:56 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Italia Go to Quoted Post
I have a Bachelor's degree in Business Marketing and Management, I'm currently a Recruitment Director. I've been referred for lower level positions GS5-7, etc. but never received a call. I have a Schedule A, I'm just looking for insight...Some people say since I have a degree I could be a GS-7 or 9 but I'm willing to start low and work my way up. Does it look bad if you apply to the same agency many times for numerous positions? Also, is calling to follow up worth it? I called recently and they said "they'll call you if they want to schedule an interview".

Thanks for your help.


The "food in the door" routine is overrated. For Schedule A applicants expect a high percentage of referrals and interviews but don't be overly optimistic. No issues with multiple applications for federal roles. Not out of the ordinary for individuals to apply to hundreds of jobs. Don't call us, we'll call you. No value whatsoever to followup with either human resources or hiring managers. The process is often months and months...

Don't call us, we'll call you!!!
PALEVAMP  
#4 Posted : Friday, September 13, 2019 5:03:03 PM(UTC)
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Hi,

I applied under Schedule A and get into a 1 year temporary position at the US Census in NYC, which I'll be starting later this month. It's my first federal position. I figured the Census might be a good start in my federal career. Other people applying under Schedule A might want to consider it.
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