3 Keys To Getting a Higher Level Position

Identifying Keywords in “Specialized Experience”   It’s essential to tailor your application to each SPECIFIC ANNOUNCEMENT. Although certain Civil Service language is generic, every agency has its own catchwords and phrases.  Remember that jobs within the same series may have different skill sets or required experience from one agency to the next.   WRITE YOUR…

7 HOT TIPS FOR GETTING PROMOTED IN THE GOVERNMENT

FACT:  The average federal grade level is GS-12.  The Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) FY 2013 profile of full time, permanent federal civilian non-postal employees showed the average annual salary to be approximately $79,000.   The Reality: Opportunities for promotion in government are plentiful, but it takes a strategy to develop your skills and prepare…

How to Prepare a Federal Resume For a GS-14 Position

Several years ago, we helped Jim Morris succeed in being hired as a GS-12/13 Program Analyst (0343 series) in the Federal Government.  Jim has now been in that same GS-13 position for the past 7 years and he is more than ready to get promoted to a new job. He knows his position so well, that it is boring and…

Where The Federal Jobs Are – Department of Homeland Security

“WHERE THE FEDERAL JOBS ARE” FEDERAL AGENCY SERIES PART 3 – WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)   Website: http://www.dhs.gov/   Secretary: Jeh Johnson (2013 – present)   Headquarters: DHS is located in a number of facilities throughout Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia. Certain DHS components also maintain Regional, Field…

Where The Federal Jobs Are – Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

“WHERE THE FEDERAL JOBS ARE” FEDERAL AGENCY SERIES PART 2 – WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT The DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (VA)   Website: http://www.va.gov/   Secretary: Robert A. McDonald (2014 – present)   Headquarters: VA’s Central Offices are located in Washington, D.C. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), and National Cemetery…

LinkedIn®: More Tips for Building Your Profile

In our February 4, 2014 blog (http://localhost/2014/02/are-you-linkedin-or-lockedout/), we reviewed strategies to construct an effective LinkedIn® Profile, including how to optimize your Professional Headline, Professional Summary, and Skills/Expertise.  This month, we offer additional guidance to help you improve your profile and increase the likelihood that prospective employers will find YOU online. At The Resume Place, we…