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Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

Statement of Support: 

As an organization that empowers experienced professionals, managers, and executives for successful career transitions, 40Plus of Greater Washington serves professionals of all races and ethnicities. We stand firm in our support of all people who have been affected by the horrendous racist and violent acts in our country.

We condemn the police brutality that led to the tragic and needless death of George Floyd, along with others before him such as Breonna Taylor, Philando Castile and Eric Garner. We also condemn the violence, bigotry and systemic racism that has occurred during the past 400 years, particularly against black men and women in our nation. Furthermore, we stand firmly against discrimination of any kind including age discrimination, which frustrates many of our members during their search for new employment.

We offer our condolences to the family of George Floyd, his friends and loved ones. As a way to honor his memory, we stand ready to work with other agencies and community-based organizations, along with the community at large, to end injustice in all its forms against the oppressed and all persons of color.

Preparing For a Federal Job Search with DAVID BARNES

  • Mon, February 15, 2016
  • Only 20 Seats! 40Plus Conference Room***(Doors open at 9:45 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.)

Preparing For a Federal Job 

With David Barnes

Applying for Federal jobs can be an arduous process, especially if you are not currently a government employee. A Federal job can be rewarding as well as offering financial stability. 

Today‚Äôs Federal job applications typically contain two major components.  Candidates must provide detailed information about their experience an relevant skills in their resumes, which may be as long as six pages. 

Most vacancy announcements also include an occupational questionnaire that assesses their knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Resumes MUST support the answers to the questionnaires



  • Explain the steps to applying for a Federal job;        
  • Discuss how to prepare a Federal resume; and,        
  • How to customize resumes for specific vacancy announcements.

PowerPoint For This Seminar:

David Barnes FedJobs40plus Feb15 16.pptx


David Barnes is owner of Dbarnes431 Communications LLC, which provides resume preparation services and communications support for small businesses.  David has held senior public affairs positions for several Federal agencies and has worked in journalism and on Capitol Hill. 

Since stating his part-time consultancy in 2012, David has helped clients obtain jobs in both the Federal and private sectors..


Plan to join us after the meeting for networking.  Many of us carry our conversations to lunch at the nearby Brookings Institution.

Attire is business casual, recruiters are often present, so we ask all Monday Speaker attendees to contribute to the professional standards and objectives of this important networking meeting.

Doors open at 9:30 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.
40Plus of Greater Washington
1718 P Street, NW, Suite T2
Washington, DC 20036

near the DuPont Circle Metro, use the South exit

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40Plus of Greater Washington
Empowering Experienced Professionals
 for Successful Career Transitions

Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

40Plus of Greater Washington
1325 G Street, NW, Suite 500

 Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-387-1582

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