In addition to her resume writing and coaching business, Troutman has written and published more than 30 successful books (including multiple editions) on Federal Resume Writing over the last 20 years, becoming the No. 1 Author of Federal resume books and gaining the title, Federal Resume Guru. Her books are regularly recognized as the best in Careers and Reference in competitions for publishers. Kathryn manages the Certified Federal Job Search Trainer® / Certified Federal Career Coach®, Ten Steps to a Federal Job® train-the-trainer program - in its 23rd year. More than 1,000 employment specialists have attended to learn how to coach their clients for the best federal resumes! Learn more about the Ten Steps Certification Program: https://resume-place.com/get-certified/ten-steps-trainer-certification/

DoD Program Gives Jobs Priority to Relocated Military Spouses

Being married to someone serving active duty presents many challenges, from making a home on a military base to moving many times, around the country or around the world. But if your family depends in part on your employment income, finding a new job each time your spouse gets a PCS order (permanent change of…

Congratulations! You’ve Gotten Your Degree – Have You Considered A Federal Job?

The government is hiring New Grads and Interns! Many college students list the US government as one of their top targeted employers. Read about the Best Places to Work in Government. The New Graduate Federal Resume is much different than the typical two-page private sector resume.  Recent graduates need to learn about how to expand…

Difference Between Contractor IT Specialist Resume and Federal Resume

The Government is Hiring IT Specialists   Requests for Information Technology Federal Resume Help has never been more popular. Yesterday alone, I received requests from ten IT specialists (cyber, networking, systems Admin, Customer support, policy – all specializations). Government contractors are ending IT specialist contract and services – with lessened budget, new policies and uncertain…

The functional resume is dead

The Functional Resume is DEAD!

The functional resume was created back in the 1980s. It was a good format, creative, and featured the best skills offered by the applicant. The functional resume was popular until about 2008 when competition became worse than ever. Then, the HR recruiters stopped reading resumes full of chatty, wordy, profuse, adjective-driven sentences that said nothing specific.…