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AFPC testing new external applicant recruitment tool

9/6/2007 - RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFPN) -- External applicants interested in working for the Air Force may have an easier road to travel, thanks to a new recruitment tool, said Air Force Personnel Center officials at Randolph Air Force Base. 

The new tool is called USA Staffing, a human resources hiring tool that is integrated with the federal government's official employment information Web site, USAJOBS. 

"USA Staffing will help make the application and referral process faster and easier," said John Steenbock, the deputy director of the civilian force integration. 

Current Air Force civilian employees will not see any change in how they are considered for internal recruitment announcements at the present time. 

Both USA Staffing's Application Manager and USAJOBS offer easy-to-use job application features and are fully Web-based. 

"You can configure their services just like you want them and you'll be able to do all the job-hunting you want," Mr. Steenbock said. "Both USA Staffing and USAJOBS are specific to federal employment, which helps ensure we match the right people to the right jobs." 

USAJOBS provides convenient job search tools that automatically notify an applicant by e-mail about job opportunities by category, federal agency, key words, location, salary range or pay grade. It also serves as an online resource center that provides tips on writing resumes and focusing on knowledge, skill and abilities. It has suggestions that can help sharpen interviewing skills, a frequently asked questions section, a glossary to terms and tutorials, and veteran's employment resources. 

USA Staffing's application manager stores commonly required information such as name, address, phone number, e-mail address and Social Security number. These are kept in an account profile and are automatically inserted into subsequent applications. The profile is easily updated as well. Applicants can see a detailed status on each application package and view, print and update the answers provided with the initial application online, and see a list of all the supporting documents submitted, such as the resume or veteran's documentation, and print them online. 

"The Air Force offers a wide variety of career opportunities that are posted on USAJOBS daily," Mr. Steenbock said. "USA Staffing makes it even easier to find that perfect Air Force job." 

Interested applicants can get started by going to http://www.usajobs.gov.
For more details, see the USA Staffing Application Manager's online help at http://eshelp.opm.gov/robo/projects/appman001/appman001.htm. 

(Courtesy of Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs)

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