Could someone help me with a "good answer"?

tdeantdean Posts: 520Member
im filling out an application for a govt job.... theres no real job description other than "IT Specialist".... good troubleshooting, organization skills etc etc.... then this:

Narrative
Please provide a comprehensive response and include specific examples of your knowledge of IT Technology concepts, standards and methods.
* Required


how do i provide a comprehensive response to something so vague? anyone have an equally vanilla response i can add?

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  • tdeantdean Posts: 520Member
    nevermind.... can the mods delete this? i found my answer.
  • phantasmphantasm Posts: 995Member
    tdean wrote: »
    im filling out an application for a govt job.... theres no real job description other than "IT Specialist".... good troubleshooting, organization skills etc etc.... then this:

    Narrative
    Please provide a comprehensive response and include specific examples of your knowledge of IT Technology concepts, standards and methods.
    * Required


    how do i provide a comprehensive response to something so vague? anyone have an equally vanilla response i can add?

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    No vanilla response for that. The job posting is vague so be as comprehensive in your answer as you can. I might also add to use proper grammar and spelling as well as sentence structure. Government jobs are a bugger to get, believe me, I know.

    What I would do is write out a summary of my skill set and specific work related examples that illustrate my skill set as well as my knowledge on specific IT subjects that may or may not relate to the job posting.
    "No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -Heraclitus
  • tdeantdean Posts: 520Member
    good call.. i need to have something ready when im asked. copy/paste...edit where necessary.

    im very very new to the govt job thing. i find it very confusing actually, all the forms and applications and everything... every job has a different application process. im looking at usajobs and federalgovernmentjobs.us to try and find one. is that all you did?
  • phantasmphantasm Posts: 995Member
    I look on USAJOBS but have not landed a government gig yet. I'm prior service, have a security clearance, Bachelors degree, experience and a CCNA and Uncle Sam most recently told me I failed to meet the requirements for an entry level network job. lol.

    In other words, unless you know someone in the position your looking for, it's almost impossible to get hired.
    "No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -Heraclitus
  • tdeantdean Posts: 520Member
    phantasm wrote: »
    I look on USAJOBS but have not landed a government gig yet. I'm prior service, have a security clearance, Bachelors degree, experience and a CCNA and Uncle Sam most recently told me I failed to meet the requirements for an entry level network job. lol.

    In other words, unless you know someone in the position your looking for, it's almost impossible to get hired.
    hmm... that doesnt bode well for me then. let me ask you this, if you get a job in one area of govt, is it easier to land other govt jobs? even if its pretty obscure? i may have an interview at Department Of Health And Human Services Agency: Indian Health Servic. would that make it easier to get something at the division of homeland security for example?
  • PlantwizPlantwiz Posts: 5,057Mod Mod
    tdean wrote: »
    good call.. i need to have something ready when im asked. copy/paste...edit where necessary.

    im very very new to the govt job thing. i find it very confusing actually, all the forms and applications and everything... every job has a different application process. im looking at usajobs and federalgovernmentjobs.us to try and find one. is that all you did?

    No offense, but I think this may be a 'hint' ;)
    phantasm wrote:
    No vanilla response for that. The job posting is vague so be as comprehensive in your answer as you can. I might also add to use proper grammar and spelling as well as sentence structure. Government jobs are a bugger to get, believe me, I know.

    Practice here in the forums working on spelling and grammar...it's a forum, not a text message, so take your time and work on how you present yourself. Take your time and get used to typing out real words not text jargon. FWIW
    Plantwiz
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    "Grammar and spelling aren't everything, but this is a forum, not a chat room. You have plenty of time to spell out the word "you", and look just a little bit smarter." by Phaideaux

    ***I'll add you can Capitalize the word 'I' to show a little respect for yourself too.

    'i' before 'e' except after 'c'.... weird?
  • phantasmphantasm Posts: 995Member
    Never mind, sleep deprived and misreading things. Carry on.
    "No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -Heraclitus
  • mikedisd2mikedisd2 Posts: 1,096Member
    Plantwiz wrote: »
    Practice here in the forums working on spelling and grammar...it's a forum, not a text message, so take your time and work on how you present yourself. Take your time and get used to typing out real words not text jargon. FWIW

    I think I know how to irk Plantwiz. icon_lol.gif


    I assume the "FWIW" was intended irony.
  • brad-brad- Posts: 1,218Member
    phantasm wrote: »
    I look on USAJOBS but have not landed a government gig yet. I'm prior service, have a security clearance, Bachelors degree, experience and a CCNA and Uncle Sam most recently told me I failed to meet the requirements for an entry level network job. lol.

    In other words, unless you know someone in the position your looking for, it's almost impossible to get hired.

    All joking aside, someone probably looked at it and said "this guy doesnt have an A+ listed".

    These must not be the droids we're looking for.
  • phantasmphantasm Posts: 995Member
    brad- wrote: »
    All joking aside, someone probably looked at it and said "this guy doesnt have an A+ listed".

    These must not be the droids we're looking for.

    Probably. I have no intention of pursuing an A+ or Net+ either. I fail to see the value of it in my situation. The Sec+ is a different story all together.
    "No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -Heraclitus
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