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Who Are You Saluting This Veterans Day?

Have you ever been watching an awards ceremony and suddenly a rush of pride overcomes you—your eyes begin watering unexpectedly and your throat constricts? You may or may not know... Read More

Posted in Federal Resumes, USAJOBS, Veterans, Military

11 November 2015

Are You Approaching YOUR Federal Job Search With “Class?”

You’ve got the federal application process in the bag, right? You know all about selecting your dream job, making sure you are eligible, pre-qualifying yourself, and applying correctly and on... Read More

01 May 2015

Struggling to Write Your Résumé?

People who have had success writing their own résumés often give the poor advice that seeking out a career professional is not necessary. There are problems with that advice that... Read More

04 February 2015

New Year, New Résumé, New Job = Happiness!

  A friend called me in a panic last week because she wanted to apply to a job opening she found that closed the next day. She asked me to help... Read More

Posted in Resumes

01 January 2015

Avoiding the Most Common USAJOBS.gov Mistakes

This was originally written for Job-Hunt.org, November 2010. If your federal resume is not producing results, i.e., getting you the “best qualified” ratings, interview opportunities, and job offers, what do you... Read More

Posted in USAJOBS

31 December 2014

Evaluating Your Fit with a Job's Requirements: Apply or Not

This was originally written for Job-Hunt.org, August 2010. Preparing a high-quality application for a Federal position can take from several hours to a few days. So, before investing the time required... Read More

Posted in Federal Resumes

31 December 2014

Update on "KSAs" (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

This was originally written for Job-Hunt.org, May 2010. Unless you are fairly new to the Federal job hunting process, you will likely remember the time when the majority of Federal job... Read More

Posted in ECQs and KSAs

31 December 2014

Federal Job Search Toolkit

This was originally written for Job-Hunt.org, May 2010.  On May 11, 2010, President Obama issued an Executive Memorandum calling on Federal agencies to streamline and simplify the process that now includes... Read More

Posted in Federal Resumes

31 December 2014

Preparing Your ECQs - Executive Core Qualifications

This was originally written for Job-Hunt.org, February 2010. The Senior Executive Service (SES) is comprised of men and women charged with leading the continuing transformation of Federal government agencies and departments... Read More

Posted in ECQs and KSAs

31 December 2014

What Is a KSA? (Part 2)

This was originally written for Job-Hunt.org, November 2009.   What is the best way to present my story? Everyone has a story to tell. The best way to present your story is to... Read More

Posted in ECQs and KSAs

31 December 2014

What Is a KSA?

This was originally written for Job-Hunt.org, November 2009. You are applying for a job with the Federal government and you have noticed in the Qualifications and Evaluations section of the vacancy announcement... Read More

Posted in ECQs and KSAs

31 December 2014

10 Federal Job Search Mistakes - Part Two (Second 5)

This was originally written for Job-Hunt.org, October 2009. If you are seeking employment in the Federal government, try to avoid making these time consuming and costly mistakes that can prolong your... Read More

Posted in Federal Resumes

31 December 2014

10 Federal Job Search Mistakes - Part One (First 5)

This was originally written for Job-Hunt.org, August 2009. Mistake # 1. Using a private sector résumé instead of a federal résumé. When someone tells me they have been applying for federal government... Read More

Posted in Federal Resumes

31 December 2014

Effective Federal Government Résumé

This was originally written for Job-Hunt.org, May 2009. A Federal résumé is similar to a private sector résumé, with much more detail. The Federal résumé is one of three documents that can... Read More

31 December 2014

Using USAJOBS.gov to Find a Government Job

This was originally written for Job-Hunt.org, March 2009. Are you considering a job with the Federal government? Federal government employment offers stability, competitive pay, and excellent benefits. USAJOBS.gov is the primary web site for... Read More

Posted in Federal Resumes

31 December 2014




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