USAJobs 3.0 Update and Tip

October, 18, 2011

There are two important things we wanted to share this morning in regard to searching the new and improved USAJobs 3.0 site.

1) When searching, use the ADVANCED search function. All signs point to this being the best and most effective way to find the vacancies you need during this transition period. If you never used the Advanced feature before, don’t be overwhelmed by all the search options. Just choose the one, two, or even three variables you are looking for and ignore the rest. For example, I might be searching for an IT Security position in Virginia for a GS-9. That’s all the information I need to supply, and the vacancies available for those specifications should appear from my Advanced search query.

2) That leads me to my second point. There are not as many vacancies posted right now as there were before the site shutdown and reboot. Some of the various federal departments simply haven’t had time to post all new vacancies yet. They’ll get there, be patient–just understand that part of the problem is that there are fewer vacancies available (for three or four times the normal amount of site users).

According to OPM spokesman Jeff Neal, the issues the site is experiencing are not technical problems but growing pains that will eventually work themselves out. (Click here for the most recent OPM statements.)  While we wait for these growing pains to work themselves out,  remember that the Career Coaches at CareerPro Global are here to help you navigate through the USAJobs site changes. Drop us a line here here to chat.

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