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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.


  • Mon, June 13, 2016
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 40Plus Conference Room***(Doors open at 9:30 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.)

This seminar is targeted to those participants who need to understand the nuts and bolts of the Federal job search process.

About This Presentation

Topics include:                   

Understanding the Federal job road map;                   

Qualifying for Federal jobs;                   

Reviewing Federal vacancy announcements;                   

Understanding how Federal HR staff score your application;                   

Understanding the federal job roadmap;                   

and Writing your Federal resume

About The Speaker:


Corliss Jackson 

Corliss Jackson is an expert consultant on the Federal Government’s hiring process.  She has over 10 years of hands-on work experience at the Office of Personnel Management, and at the US Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health. She left her GS15 position to launch a consulting firm, Federal Job Results, which she heads as President and CEO. The mission of Federal Job Results is to provide guidance to individuals who are seeking Federal employment, as well as to consult with various Federal Government agencies about their recruiting and hiring practices.  

Ms. Jackson is also a Certified Federal Career Counselor, Certified Federal Job Search Specialist and Certified Federal Resume Specialist.  She is also the author of the Washington Post’s weekly federal jobs column, Corliss’s Corner.  As such, she is committed to helping professionals in transition.  Her experience working with the Federal Government as a GS-15 Manager and now as a consultant, gives her a unique "insider's view" of the Federal hiring process.  She utilizes this expertise to translate her client's background into the special "Federal language" and "Federal format" required to gain the attention of the Federal hiring staff.  Ms. Jackson and her staff provide individual guidance to job seekers around the world and deliver several on-line and on-ground training courses on how to "Crack the Code" of the Federal hiring process. Ms. Jackson’s latest achievement is the creation and publication of, Cracking the Federal Job Code: Top Secret Tips for Today’s Federal Job Seeker, which is full of detailed, step-by-step information about how to successfully apply for a Federal job. Cracking the Federal Job Code, is available for purchase through the website. 

The personal attention and assistance received by clients of Federal Job Results has resulted in hundreds of Federal job seekers being able to submit applications that result in an extraordinary track record of interviews and Federal job offers. The availability of a book describing the process of applying for and securing a Federal job is sure to be a valuable asset to those persons who don’t need face-to-face assistance, as well as to those who will use it in conjunction with the consultation services of Federal Job Results



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 9:45 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.

Near the DuPont Circle Metro Station
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40Plus of Greater Washington
1718 P Street, NW, Suite T2
Washington, DC 20036

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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