Federal Employees Will Help Harvey Survivors Recover

By Kathryn Troutman, Published September 1, 2017 There is a silver lining to Harvey’s historic storm clouds, which will deeply affect parts of Texas and Louisiana for years to come: It’s those countless residents who ventured out in their own boats and boots to rescue their neighbors, demonstrating an inspiring drive to serve. Now, whether…

Federal Enticements to Students and Grads

Federal Employment Programs Offer Enticements to Students and Recent Grads By Kathryn Troutman, RP President The Resume Place, Inc., and Creator and Program Director, Ten Steps to a Federal Job Certification Program Published June 16, 2017 With an aging workforce and hundreds of thousands of retirements looming, the U.S. Civil Service offers many programs designed…

Many Federal Agencies Offer Jobs Fighting Terrorism

Especially in these times, legions of American civilians feel called to join the battle against terrorism, international and domestic. For those so motivated, there are hundreds of federal agencies and departments offering jobs in many occupational fields that contribute to the United States’ vast counterterrorism efforts. Demand for skilled professionals is high and help is…

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…

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…

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…

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service to Make 1,700 or More Hires in 2016

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service processes the applications of about one million migrants to this country each year. Qualified job seekers who successfully navigate the federal application process will land a variety of challenging career positions with the agency this fiscal year. New Hires Needed to Process Those Immigrating and Seeking Asylum More than…