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

Lily Whiteman knows how to win over hiring managers and how to win at federal salary negotiations because she knows the federal hiring system inside out: She regularly hired staffers and led federal salary negotiations as a hiring manager and supervisor, and she repeatedly negotiated higher salaries herself as she climbed the career ladder into executive positions.  

Applying her insider knowledge and unique expertise, she has coached thousands of job applicants into top-paying internships, jobs and promotions.

Known for her illuminating, engaging style, Lily provides these services:


Lily coaches via zoom, phone, email and in person. Her clients include non-feds, current feds, applicants to the Senior Executive Service (SES), students, career advisors at colleges and universities—and anyone else who wants to better understand how to land federal jobs, negotiate salaries and accelerate a career ascent.

If you’re considering a job offer now, contact Lily now! Rush services are available!


Lily leads seminars for internship/fellowship programs, federal agencies, associations, colleges and universities, and other career coaches.


Negotiating a Top Salary and Top Benefits

  • When and how to negotiate a top federal salary
  • The big, lifelong payback from successful salary negotiations
  • What to say during salary negotiations
  • How to convincingly justify negotiating requests
  • Conquering your fear of negotiating
  • Keys to negotiating with confidence, power and authority
  • Take it to the limit: How far to push your negotiations
  • A quick guide to the federal salary and career ladder
  • Negotiable federal benefits

Landing Top-Notch Jobs, Internships and Promotions

  • How to find ideal federal jobs, internships and fellowships
  • Acing federal applications and interviews
  • Impressing hiring managers online, on paper and in-person
  • Acing your interviews
  • How to write an irresistible resume
  • Crafting winning application essays (including Executive Core Qualifications)
  • Cover letters that open doors
  • Rocketing to the top: Accelerating your climb up the career ladder
  • How to land a big federal promotion
  • The unparalleled advantages of federal jobs
  • Accessing special recruitment programs for underrepresented groups

Topic coverage and seminar length will be tailored to your needs!