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Frequently Asked Questions Veterans

How do I apply for Federal jobs advertised on

To apply for a job, there are four basic steps:

 1. If you haven’t already, create a USAJOBS account

Note:  Visit USAJOBS' Help Center for more information on Getting Started

 Please note that you do not need to create an account to search for jobs, but you must do so to save searches and apply for jobs online.

 2. Search for jobs

You can use the basic, advanced, or map search. You can also use different filters such as location, salary, work schedule or agency to narrow your results. Learn how to search for jobs.

3. Review job announcement

Read the Who May Apply section to determine if you’re eligible to apply for the position. Read the Qualifications section to see if you meet the qualifications of the position. Understand the job announcement. Prepare your application in USAJOBS

 4. Read the How to Apply section of the job announcement before starting your application. Prepare your application in USAJOBS.  Learn how to create an application.

 5. Submit application to agency

Once your application is ready, you’ll be sent from USAJOBS to the agency application system.

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