“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” President John F. Kennedy’s inspirational call to action reminds us the importance of national and public service – the importance of going beyond the individual and working towards the common good. These words reflect AskNot LLC’s spirit and mission.

We leverage our expertise to navigate the industry. Whether beginning a career in the federal government or making steps towards a career transition, AskNot’s services are structured to assist at every step in the federal application process. Our methods help candidates achieve employment and develop their professional identity – empowering them to tackle challenges facing our nation.


Our goal is for aspiring public servants to gain employment and succeed in their position. And, in effect, make sure federal agencies do not miss opportunities to hire passionate candidates.

Mark Arnone
Founder and CEO

Mark is a legislative affairs advisor with a decade of professional experience on Capitol Hill and in the federal government. Specializing in national security and relationship manager, Mark served on the staff of United States Senator Frank R. Lautenberg and at the Department of Homeland Security and the National Nuclear Security Administration.


As a career coach, Mark is passionate about helping empower young people to realize their professional aspirations while advising them on how to find and compete for careers that offer personal and professional fulfillment. If he had to pick one verse in literature he finds most encouraging, it would be from Tennyson’s ​Ulysses​ —“to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”


Mark is a graduate of The Catholic University of America and Johns Hopkins University.