Top Ten ECQ Mistakes

Nicole Schultheis, J.D. Senior SES Writer, Consultant, Instructor January 15, 2019 Candidates for senior executive positions within the Federal Executive Branch typically require certification by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Usually this is earned through submission of a set of written narratives, called Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). The standard format is a 10-page, single-spaced…

5 Quick Tips for a 5-page SES CDP Resume

5 Quick Tips for a 5-page SES CDP Resume By Nicole Schultheis, JD, Senior SES Writer / Consultant The Resume Place, Inc., and Ten Steps to a Federal Job Certification Program June 14, 2017 Are you struggling with resume revisions while preparing to apply for a 5-page, resume-only, Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program announcement?…

Want to be an ALJ? Great News for 10-Point Veterans!

The 2016 Administrative Law Judge Announcement (https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/433604700) may have closed, but 10-point Veterans may still apply. Pursuant to 5 CFR 332.311, “a 10-point preference eligible is entitled to file an application at any time for an examination for any position for which OPM maintains a register, for which a register is about to be established,…

Learn the CCARs Style For Your ALJ Federal Resume

BREAKING NEWS: Congratulations, if you are invited to the Online Component. We recommend our ALJ Writing Guide to review the 13 ALJ Competencies! We also recommend our Structured Interview practice if you are invited to the Structured Interview component of the ALJ Examination. Attention ODAR Attorney-Advisors and Other Qualified Candidates: Get your CCARs ready for…

Winning the Administrative Law Judge Structured Interview

BREAKING NEWS: Congratulations, if you are invited to the Online Component. We recommend our ALJ Writing Guide to review the 13 ALJ Competencies! We also recommend our Structured Interview practice if you are invited to the Structured Interview component of the ALJ Examination. Application Writing and Test Preparation for Administrative Law Judge Candidates Authors: Nicole…