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This guide describes how to apply for jobs using the Government Jobs website. The processconsists of the following: Create a New Account Login to an Existing Account Find Jobs Apply for a Job Check Application Status Schedule an Exam Delete an AccountCreate a New AccountFollow these steps to create a new account:1. Point your web browser to www.governmentjobs.com .2. Clickin the top right of the page.3. Enter an email address, username, and password for your new account. You may alsocreate a new account with your Facebook credentials by clicking Facebook. If you created an account before, you cannot use the same email address again tocreate a new account. The email value must be unique. Your password must be at least 8 characters in length and contain upper and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols.

4. Review and accept the Terms of Service.5. You have the opportunity to opt in to becoming an Access Member by upgrading youraccount for free. To remain opted out of everything, click No, Thanks.Login to an Existing AccountFollow these steps to login to an existing account:1. Point your web browser to www.governmentjobs.com .2. Clickin the top right of the page.3. Enter your username and password or click Facebook and sign into your account with yourFacebook credentials. If you can’t remember your username, click on Forgot Username and enter the emailaddress associated with your account. You will receive an email with yourusername. If can’t remember your password, click Reset Password and enter the email addressassociated with your account. You will receive an email with a link to reset yourpassword.4. Click Sign In.

Account OptionsOnce you have signed in, the pulldown menu in the upper right lets you quickly access pertinentaccount information. Profile: Update basic information that you use to apply for jobs, such as work experience andeducation. Changes that you make do not update previously submitted applications but aresaved for use when you are applying for other jobs in the future. Applications & Status: Check the status of previously submitted applications and accessapplications you have started but not yet submitted. Account Settings: Update your contact information, change your password, update yourprofile sharing and email preferences, and delete your account. If you update your contactinformation, this information is updated with employers with which you have applied. Help: Access the Application Guide and other job seeker resources Inbox: Click on the envelope icon to view email notices sent to you by organizations withwhich you have applied.

Find JobsYou can find jobs using search as follows.1. Type a search term in the search box. You can further limit the search by providing a state,city, or zip code. For example:As you type in these boxes, it suggests jobs or locations that match, for example:2. Click Find Jobs.3. The jobs that match your search are shown, for example:4. Click on the title to open the job details.

Apply for a JobTo apply for a job:1. Click on the Apply tab from job details:2. You can accelerate completing basic profile information by importing a résumé.3. Complete a series of steps (entries or screens). The specific steps that you must completeare determined by the employer, and may vary from this example.Your progress and current step in the process is shown on the left. In the next example, theinformation step is in progress:As you work on your application, refer to the progress bar to see the number of items for eachentry, and errors. In the next example, the work entry contains one item, and the questionsentry contains errors:

4. For each step, the buttons on the bottom allow you to save or discard your work on thisentry. Although your typing is periodically automatically saved, it is good practice to clickon the Save button. The Cancel button discards any changes you have made since the last save. For some entries, the Remove link is present, which deletes the current entry (suchas a previous job) after a confirmation. Once deleted, the data cannot be recovered.5. Provide general contact information.6. If required, provide previous work experience information.7. If required, provide educational information.8. If required, provide additional information, including certificates and licenses, skills, andlanguages.9. If required, provide references.10. If required, answer any agency-wide and/or supplemental questions. Depending on thehiring agency, this section may be blank.11. Upload any attachments, such as a résumé, driver’s license, or certificates. The supportedfile formats are determined by the employer. If a particular attachment type is required by the employer, there is an area provided sothat you can upload that attachment. For example:

If there are no required attachments, then you can click Add Supplemental Attachmentto attach files. Select Choose attachment type to select the type of document you wantto attach, and then click the Upload button. If you have previously uploadedattachments, you can click the Recent Uploads button to access these files. 12. Review each section. If there is an error, it is shown in the progress bar and also in thesection. Useto open this item and correct any errors. Once your application is complete, click on Proceed to Certify and Submit.13. On the Certify & Submit page, click on Accept & Submit. An Application Submitted messageconfirms that you have applied for the job.

Check Application StatusYou can get more detailed status information for all applications by clicking on Applications &Status in the top menu bar (in the pulldown below your name). The Submitted button displays all applications that you have successfully submitted. Forexample:Click on the job title for more information. You can then select Job Details to see the information onthe job, and Application View to see the details of your application for this job.You can also click on History to see more information. This can include a summary of the steps inthe hiring process: The Incomplete button displays all applications that you started but did not complete. Forexample:Click on the job title, and then Apply to complete the application.

You can click the trash can icon if you want to delete an application without completing it.Schedule an ExamTo schedule an exam or interview an employer has invited you to attend:1. Click on Applications & Status in the top menu bar (in the pulldown below your name).2. Applications where you can schedule an exam are noted with a Schedule Appointment link.3. Click on Schedule Appointment. A list of locations, dates, and times displays:4. Select a time, and then click Confirm Appointment.5. The application status now shows the time of the exam appointment. You can use theChange Appointment link if you need to change the appointment.

Delete an AccountTo delete an account that is no longer in use:1. Click on Account Settings in the top menu bar (in the pulldown below your name).2. Click on Delete Account.3. Click on Delete My Account.4. Click on Delete Account to confirm.Important: This action is permanent. Once an account is deleted, it cannot be accessed orrecovered.

You can find jobs using search as follows. 1. Type a search term in the search box. You can further limit the search by providing a state, city, or zip code. For example: As you type in these boxes, it suggests jobs or locations that match, for example: 2. Click Find Jobs. 3. The jobs