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Synopsis: The federal public service (FPS) of Canada is undergoing a major renewal as thousands of baby boomers are poised to retire. This massive exodus is unprecedented in the FPS and is creating many new job opportunities. There are now so many jobs to be filled that hiring managers are increasingly looking to external recruits. Yet, despite this demand, getting hired from outside the FPS-as with any large bureaucracy-can remain a challenge.
In Ready, Set, Hired! Charles Seems shares the knowledge and insights he has acquired from more than a quarter century of working in human resources for the FPS. In plain English, he explains the FPS hiring process and provides proven techniques on how to draft applications that will attract favourable notice, prepare for tests, and perform well during interviews. The comprehensive appendix includes samples of job advertisements, statement of merit criteria, resumes, covering letters, notices of consideration and appointment, as well as a glossary of commonly used terms, a listing of occupational groups, and an explanation of official languages qualifications.
An essential tool for anyone looking to launch a career with the federal public service.

About the Author: Charles Seems was born in Dalhousie, NB (Canada), in September 1952, to an American father and a French-Canadian (Acadian) mother. He graduated from the Universite de Moncton in 1976 where he earned a Bachelor s in Translation & Interpretation. He moved to Ottawa where he taught French as a second language in West Quebec schools. He earned a Certificate of Teaching French as a Second Language from the Universite du Quebec a Hull in 1978 and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Ottawa in 1980.
Charles is the author of Collection Turlututu, a collection of 16 (French) phonetic books for primary grades and Collection Parminou, a collection of four bilingual (French-English) books for preschoolers. In 2006, Charles published Drug-Free Arthritis: Secrets to Successful Living. In 2007, he co-authored (with 14 other authors) Leadership Gurus Speak Out.
Charles joined the FPS of Canada in 1981, where he served for 21 years in five departments before leaving to form his own human resources company. He is accredited in Staffing and Classification and has held various human resources positions. In 1989, he received a Deputy Minister Award for his contribution to the EMR Mission Statement Project.
In June 2002, Chares opened HR Spectrum RH, which provides a wide range of services to more than 30 federal government departments. Services include assistance in staffing, staffing recourse, staffing file reviews, staffing investigations, tutoring, coaching, training, course development, policy development, facilitation, career management, preparing for selection processes and report writing.

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