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Review these suggestions if you do not receive a job offer from DCAA.
What to Do for Different Outcomes of Your Application
By DCAA Staff Writer | July 15, 2021
The DCAA application process through USAJOBS can seem overwhelming if you’re new to federal hiring,

Here are five tips to help you have a successful interview.
5 Tips to Impress in the Interview
By DCAA Staff Writer | June 21, 2021
You’ve passed the USAJOBS Hire Assessment, applied for the job, and have been asked to interview

Read DCAA's open Job Opportunity Announcement to learn more about job requirements.
How Do I Understand DCAA Open Positions on USAJOBS?
By DCAA Staff Writer | May 20, 2021
So you’ve found the open positions DCAA has on USAJOBS - that’s great! Read on to make sure you

Learn about teamwork within the DCAA internship program.
Team Dynamics in the Internship Program
By DCAA Staff Writer | April 29, 2021
DCAA prides itself on creating a culture that supports growth and learning, especially for new

Learn the top five things our interns have learned while at DCAA.
5 Lessons Learned from DCAA Interns
By DCAA Staff Writer | April 26, 2021
The DCAA internship program is one of the two federal Pathways Programs in which current students

Secure your financial future with federal benefits.
The Benefit of Benefits: Securing Your Financial Future
By DCAA Staff Writer | April 13, 2021
While some prospective employees focus on salary, there are many other job benefits that also

As Gen Z enters the workplace, it's important to acknowledge how their needs and learning differentiate from generations before them.
5 Things Gen Z Values in the Workplace
By DCAA Staff Writer | March 22, 2021
Born at the turn of the millennium, Generation Z is recognized as one of the most demographically

Learn more about when to apply to DCAA before graduating from college.
When Should Graduating Students Start Applying to DCAA?
By DCAA Staff Writer | March 11, 2021
Graduation is fast approaching, but many people are uncertain about the right time to start applying

An array of generous federal benefits and programs are available to help you balance work and personal responsibilities, including:
Achieving a Work-Life Balance at DCAA
By DCAA Staff Writer | Feb. 22, 2021
Work-life balance is not just a phrase we say at DCAA, but a principle we practice. But what does

DCAA interns talk about the ways they balance work and school responsibilities throughout their internships.
How do DCAA Interns Manage School and Work?
By DCAA Staff Writer | Feb. 18, 2021
DCAA participates in a federal Pathways Program, which is a paid program that introduces current

DCAA audits help determine whether contract costs are reasonable and comply with contract terms.
Understanding DCAA Audits
By DCAA Staff Writer | Feb. 8, 2021
There is no other agency that does the work DCAA does for the Department of Defense (DoD). Perhaps

An incurred cost audit helps assess the accuracy of a contractor’s annual costs.
Common DCAA Audits: Incurred Cost
By DCAA Staff Writer | Feb. 8, 2021
Let’s break down one of the most common types of audits completed: An incurred cost

Forward pricing audits are used to ensure costs in a contractor’s proposal are fair, reasonable, and comply with all federal regulations.
Common DCAA Audits: Forward Pricing
By DCAA Staff Writer | Feb. 8, 2021
Forward Pricing audits are another common audit DCAA employees complete. Read on to get an overview

DCAA has two programs to pair mentees with mentors who can help with their career growth, mentoring and coaching.
Why Mentors are Great for Your Career
By DCAA Staff Writer | Jan. 25, 2021
DCAA knows that mentorships offer an invaluable opportunity for members of the workforce to gain

. Excellence is the second value in the TEAMIT acronym.
How DCAA Employees Embody the TEAMIT Value of Excellence
By DCAA Staff Writer | Jan. 19, 2021
DCAA’s TEAMIT values are at the core of our culture and set a standard for employees to embody in

Follow these six tips to help you alleviate the stress of teleworking as a new employee.
6 Tips for Managing Telework Stress as a New DCAA Employee
By DCAA Staff Writer | Jan. 4, 2021
Are you a recent graduate or a new DCAA employee? Juggling all of your responsibilities and starting

DCAA employees know their work is about more than just numbers; everything they do impacts our DoD servicemembers.
How DCAA Employees Contribute to the DoD Mission
By DCAA Staff Writer | Dec. 30, 2020
As part of the Department of Defense, DCAA experts audit the government contracts that produce vital

Networking in the federal government is different than networking in the private sector.
Can You “Network” in the Federal Government? How to Learn About DCAA
By DCAA Staff Writer | Dec. 21, 2020
In the private sector, networking is usually considered one of the most important elements of a job

DCAA’s Culture Embodies Its Value of Teamwork
How DCAA’s Culture Embodies Its Value of Teamwork
By DCAA Staff Writer | Dec. 10, 2020
DCAA’s TEAMIT values are an important aspect of our culture, shaping your employee experience

Learn how you can craft your resume if you are still a student or a recent graduate.
How do Students and Recent Graduates Craft Their Resumes?
By DCAA Staff Writer | Dec. 7, 2020
One of the major pieces of advice for writing a federal resume is to be thorough and include details