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Lily Whiteman

Lily WhitemanSpecialties: How to write winning job applications, ace job interviews and negotiate top salaries; landing and excelling in internships; federal careers; job-hunting for 40+ professionals
Home base: Washington, DC; New York City
Web sites: www.IGotTheJob.net and www.crystalclearcommunication.com

Lily Whiteman provides the kind of practical, insider advice that they never taught you in school, your friends don’t know and your boss won’t tell you.

Lily is the author of the critically acclaimed How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job, the careers columnist of Federal Times and an award-winning senior science writer at the U.S. National Science Foundation. In addition, Lily has written many articles for the “Jobs” section of The Washington Post and her career-boosting advice has been covered by many major media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, US News & World Report, National Public Radio and The New York Post.

Known for her lively, engaging style, Lily has delivered dozens of seminars on career advancement skills for universities, professional associations and government agencies, including Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the U.S. Department of Interior University and AARP.How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job by Lily Whiteman

Lily’s advice is based on: 1) her experience successfully coaching thousands of professionals—from interns to executives—into new and better jobs; 2) her interviews with more than 100 hiring managers; and 3) her own professional experience, which has included senior positions at the White House Conference on Aging and the Vice-President’s National Partnership for Reinventing Government.

Lily has published hundreds of articles in national publications, including U.S. News & World Report, Discovery Channel Magazine, Audubon and in-flight magazines. She earned a Master’s in Public Health and a Master’s in Environmental Management from Yale University.

Suggested Topics

  • Impressing Hiring Managers Online, On Paper and In-Person
  • Crafting Irresistible Resumes
  • Acing Your Job Interviews
  • Cover Me—Im Going In: Cover Letters that Open Doors
  • Negotiating a Top Salary
  • The Habits of Highly Successful Interns
  • Savvy Job-Hunting Secrets for Seasoned Professionals
  • Rolodex Stuffing: Networking Now and Forever
  • Writing Winning Application Essays
  • Landing Your Dream Internship
  • Rocketing to the Top:  How to Accelerate Your Career Climb
  • Telling Impressive Success Stories
  • Business Writing that Gets Results

What People Say About Lily Whiteman

Lily Whiteman’s neat, well-organized book demonstrated that my 18 years on the subcommittee with direct oversight over federal employees haven’t taught me all I want to know. This nugget of a book will tell you what you don’t know, what you need to know and what you may not have thought to ask about federal employment and promotion... How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job is an invaluable tool for the federal job and promotion search, but the guidance in these pages will serve the reader wherever good jobs are available.
—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton of Washington, D.C.

The strength of Lily Whiteman’s manual lies in her ability to present information in an easy-to-digest format… In addition, Whiteman does an admirable job of providing extensive ‘how-to’ examples for her readers. From sample ways to transform ‘boring’ resume accomplishments into attention-grabbing statements to her many self-assessment worksheets, the author focuses on really showing, not just telling job-seekers how to be successful... Whatever one’s interest area or experience level, there is something for all in this manual.”
—The Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers

Federal career coach Lily Whiteman provided an exceptional seminar in ‘How to Land a Federal Job and Advance Your Career.’ All respondents to the post-event survey stated the event was ‘very effective.’ Write-in comments included: ‘Great tips! I'll put them into use immediately—I feel motivated!’ ‘Excellent session—Ms. Whiteman thinks out of the box, she exuded energy, her examples and style were excellent.
—The Newsletter of the Federal Communicators Network

The high turn-out and long waiting list for this event clearly indicated the interest of American Women in Science members in applying to government jobs. Melissa McCartney, president of the DC Chapter commented, ‘We sold out the available seats in two days and had to start turning people away because we were at capacity for the room. Clearly this is the type of event our members are looking for!’
—The Newsletter of American Women in Science