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    Use Chapter 11 of the VISTA Member Handbook, “Non-Competitive Eligibility for Federal Government Service,” as another reference for understanding NCE.

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    Use this flyer to understand NCE and share it with other VISTA members. Use the reverse side to share with federal employers.

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    VISTAs who successfully complete a full year of service receive one year of non-competitive eligibility status, which enables them to apply for federal jobs without having to go through the standard public competitive selection process.

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    Learn how to translate the experience you've gained during VISTA service into language that can help you get a job. This document provides background and a training exercise.
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    Learn about opportunities to continue serving in the Peace Corps.
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    Get answers to common questions on how to apply your VISTA experience to federal job opportunities not open to the general public.
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    Stay connected to AmeriCorps after your VISTA term. This alumni page not only helps to stay connected but provides infomation on education opportunities and your post-service award, as well as advice on using your service experience in your next steps.
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  • Webinar
    A year of VISTA service gives you the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills and experience that can serve you well in launching your career. Learn how to plan where you can go, careerwise, after VISTA, and get suggestions for possible next steps.
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    Find out how best to include your service experience on your job resume and learn the latest trends in creating successful job application materials. Original webinar took place in 2013.
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    Hear from experts about how to maximize LinkedIn to get noticed, make connections, and find a career in this recorded webinar. The speakers provide tips on improving your LinkedIn profile and including your service experiences and associations. This is part of the Social Media Monday series.
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VISTA Forum Policy: You are encouraged to share your comments, ideas, and concerns. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) will delete comments that contain abusive, vulgar, offensive, threatening or harassing language, personal attacks of any kind, or offensive terms that target specific individuals or groups. CNCS will delete comments that are clearly off-topic, that promote services or products, that solicit funds, or that promote or oppose any political party, person campaigning for elected office, or any ballot proposition. Gratuitous links to sites are viewed as spam and may result in the post being removed. Any opinions expressed here, except as specifically noted, are those of the individual commenter and do not necessarily represent the views, opinions, or policies of the AmeriCorps VISTA program or the Corporation for National and Community Service.