Monthly Archives: December, 2008

Hit the pavement with polished networking tools

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As the presidential transition and retirement wave sweep over agencies during the coming months and years, the resulting work-force turnover may create opportunities for you to move up the career ladder. Some ways to generate networking contacts who may help you seize such opportunities: *Cold-call agencies that are hiring. Likely agencies are those that are new, being reorganized, being affected by new laws or receiving big budget boosts. Regularly read Federal Times, The Washington Post’s online Fed Page and trade publications to keep up with these changes. Identify target managers to contact by checking the agency’s online organizational charts and…