The 3-Page IRS CDP Resume

The Candidate Development Program Overview Applying for Candidate Development Programs (CDP) may require different resume types and application procedures. As with any federal job announcement, candidates need to carefully read the entire announcement to properly prepare a resume package and any narratives, questionnaires, or other requirements (transcripts, most recent performance evaluation, references, other) to prevent…

SES ECQ 1

Six Part Series – SES ECQ Leadership Competencies – ECQ 1: Leading Change

With the recent publication of the Second Edition of “The New SES Application” (December 2015), I am starting a new series to explain the Senior Executive Service (SES) Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) statements. This series is focused on the leadership competencies required of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to be certified to obtain a…

C-C-A-R for ECQs

By Diane Hudson, Co-Author, The New SES Application The C-C-A-R format stands for: CHALLENGE – CONTEXT – ACTIONS – RESULTS. The C-C-A-R format is required of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and used by the Qualifications Review Board (QRB), when reviewing Executive Core Qualification statements (ECQs) for final SES selection. The C-C-A-R is also…