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The US Postal Service is one of the most sought after employer for those looking for a good job with a comprehensive pay and benefits package. A USPS mail career means stability for the present and a comfortable and secure future with its generous retirement benefits. Of course, if you want to get all these, you need to start the application process.
The Internet has made applying for post office careers more convenient. The United States Postal Service has a website for those looking for a USPS job (http://about.usps.com/careers/welcome.htm). In this welcome page, you will see links where you can search the latest job openings and more important, a link where you can register for an eCareer Profile. You need to create your profile if you want to apply for a post office job although if you just want to get an idea of the available USPS postal jobs, you may just do the search first without the need to register.
When you first register for an eCareer Profile, you will need to provide your name, a user name, a password, and an email address. Make sure that the email address you provided is valid and one that you check often. Otherwise, you could miss important messages from the USPS about your applications. Be sure to remember your user name and password as well since you will need these to log back in to your account and apply or finish your applications.
Openings are posted on the USPS website. You can search by keywords, location, or functional area. However, if you don’t have any preference, you can just hit start for an unrestricted search and the available job openings are listed. Click on the link and your browser will open a new window where you will read more information “branch, location information, persons eligible to apply, and the duties and responsibilities required, among others” bout the position. By clicking on the Apply button, you start the application process.
They will then schedule you to take the exam in your locality within a few days. Now, here is where it gets competitive. Because the positions can be seen by other applicants all over the nation, they will be applying for USPS postal service jobs, too. You will need to get one of the highest scores since only those with the top scores get called for an interview. You can further impress the USPS with your personality here but to even get to this point, you need to devote a lot of time to preparation for the postal exam you will take. If guides are available, use them. You may also familiarize yourself with the test by taking advantage of free postal exam practice tests.