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Special Workshops on the Senior Executive Service.

To assist employees who aspire to a career in the SES, the Office of Personnel Management is presenting a series of workshops focused on the new Executive Core Qualifications. The sessions will provide practical guidance on :

  • why the ECQs are important to building a quality SES,
  • effective career counseling strategies,
  • tips for completing a quality application and
  • how to market yourself for the SES

The workshops are geared for employees at the GS-14 and GS-15 level. They were developed and will be conducted by senior executives and the staff of OPM's Executive Resources.

The workshops are free but registration is necessary. To register, please call OPM at (202) 606-1915 and leave your name, agency, telephone number, fax number and the date of the session you want to attend. The workshops are presented between 9:00 AM and 12:00 Noon in the Auditorium of the Office of Personnel Management at 1900 E Street, NW, Washington, DC.

New on the CDRC Library Shelves

Hand Me Down Dreams - How Families Influence Our Career Paths and How We Can Reclaim Them (1999) is the intriguing title of this book by Mary H. Jacobson. We all inherit dreams, goals, values and beliefs from our families. These hand-me-down dreams influence every aspect of our lives, including our work and how we do it. As with many hand-me-down garments, we may be able to wear these dreams, but if they aren't our choice, they won't make us happy.

Few events can provoke anxiety like a crucial job interview. In The 101 Toughest Interview Questions and Answers That Win the Job (1999) author Daniel Porot arms you with answers that interviewers need to hear. By offering a series of responses to frequently asked questions he helps you prepare for interviews and improve your performance.

Stuck in traffic? CDRC's audiotapes offer a way to use that time effectively. A four-tape set How to Deal With Difficult People, by Dr. Rick Brinkman and Dr. Rick Kirschner offers strategies for getting results with the hard-to-handle people in your life, Don't spend another day fuming, speechless or tongue- tied.

The 1999 edition of that perennial favorite What Color Is Your Parachute - A Practical Manual for Job-hunters and Career-changers by Richard Nelson Boles is now available. A book that is bought by 20,000 people a month is probably one you should read!

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