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Landing A Job In Obama's Administration

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Landing A Job In Obama's Administration

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Landing A Job In Obama's Administration

Landing A Job In Obama's Administration

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With a new presidential administration come new federal jobs — about 8,000 of them once Obama takes office.

That's potentially great news after the recent reports of layoffs in so many different sectors of the economy.

But here's the rub: More than 200,000 people have applied so far.

That's one hire for every 25 applicants. So what's the best strategy for standing out above the other 24?

Guest host Alison Stewart gets advice from Derrick Dortch, a career counselor who specializes in advice for landing government jobs.