Where The Federal Jobs Are – Department of Commerce

As part of a federal agency series, Troutman shares everything you need to know about the Department of Commerce.

Federal Agency Series Part 9: What you should know about the Department of Transportation

In the ninth part of a federal agency series, Troutman shares everything you need to know about the Department of Transportation.

Difference between contractor IT specialist resume and federal resume

Requests for information technology federal resume help has never been more popular. Kathryn Troutman examines the best way to tailor resumes for IT specialists (cyber, networking, systems admin, customer support, policy – all specializations).

Where the jobs are—Treasury Department

In the fourth part of a federal agency series, Troutman shares everything you need to know about the Department of Treasury.

Where the jobs are — DHS

In the third part of a federal agency series, Troutman shares everything you need to know about the Department of Homeland Security.

What you should know about the Department of Veterans Affairs

Kathryn Troutman offers tips and advice on how to best apply to jobs at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The functional resume is dead

The functional resume was created by somebody back in 1980. It was a good format, creative, and featured the best skills offered by the applicant. It was popular until about 2008 when competition became worse than ever.

How to write an accounting, budget, or auditing federal resume

Regardless of whether you are a private sector financial professional seeking your first federal job or a current Federal employee seeking a promotion, you must ensure you include the right keywords for your target series in your resume.

18 Critical mistakes veterans make with their federal job searches

The Federal Resume is not the same as a Private Industry Resume. Beware of the many differences between the two formats. The most important is length. The typical private industry resume is two pages. And the average federal resume is 4 pages for a veteran. The federal human resources specialists need more information to score you as Best Qualified.

Employee Policy

Seventeen tips from a CDP executive review board for writing your SES CDP resume

Seventeen tips may seem like a lot for writing your Senior Executive Service (SES) Candidate Development Program (CDP) resume, Executive Core Qualification (ECQs) statements, and Technical Qualifications (TQs). However, this application package is a lengthy, specific, and detailed. The more tips you can gather and incorporate into your application package, the better.

Employee Policy

18 reasons why your resume isn’t working

Applying to federal jobs can be frustrating. If you’re racking your brain about why you’re not getting referred, Best Qualified, or interviewed for federal jobs, it’s time to rethink your resume.

Employee Policy

What a federal resume is and is not

A federal resume is the required format for a federal application. If your resume is not the right format, you may lose consideration for a federal job. Don’t be creative or clever with your federal resume, and you will give yourself the best chance to get best qualified for the position.

Why do resumes cost so much?

The most common reaction we receive when we present our quotes for resume writing services is, without a doubt: sticker shock!

How wounded warriors can overcome barriers to federal jobs

There are advantages for Wounded Warriors in seeking federal employment. They can use veteran’s preference in hiring, and the years they accumulated in the military as well as many benefits carry over. The trick is landing the position.

Federal employees eligible for retirement will rise sharply by 2017, creating thousands of professional opportunities

In just three years, nearly 600,000 federal workers will be eligible for retirement. This means that many well-paying jobs will come open in numerous specialties at federal government offices across the country, according to a Resume Place analysis of a just-released GAO report.

Does your federal job search seem never ending?

Does your federal job search also seem like there is finish line in sight? Have you submitted multiple applications without any positive results? Here are a few ideas to help you cope, or help you get on the right track if you are just getting started with your federal job search.

Getting ready to leave the federal government?

Many senior (and younger) federal employees are now seriously thinking about leaving government to begin their next career and a new life outside of the government. There are plenty of possibilities that you could consider, but make sure you are prepared for the transition with a shorter (two-page) private industry resume targeted toward your next job.

Presidential Management Fellows applications must be completed by Oct. 15

From Oct. 1 to Oct. 15, 2013, the Presidential Management Fellows application for the program’s Class of 2014 is posted on USAJOBS.gov. The entire initial application process, including submission of all necessary documents, must be completed by Oct. 15th.

Do government employees earn more than private sector employees?

Finance.Townhall.com posted an informative article on July 29, 2013 comparing the total compensation packages of government employees versus private sector employees.

Government continues to hire even as federal workforce declines slightly in July

Retirements and diverse budget trends among federal agencies mean that Uncle Sam does hire tens of thousands of professionals each month. But the competition for these high-paying, benefits-rich jobs is fierce, so candidates must put forward the best possible federal resume and application.

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