How Wounded Warriors Can Overcome Barriers to Federal Jobs

There are advantages for Wounded Warriors in seeking federal employment. They can use veteran’s preference in hiring, and the years they accumulated in the military as well as many benefits carry over. The trick is landing the position. Recently the Resume Place, publisher of the Military to Federal Career Guide, 2nd Ed, interviewed Dennis Eley,…

Federal Employees Eligible for Retirement Will Rise Sharply by 2017, Creating Thousands of Professional Opportunities

[Posted on PR Web, February 14, 2014] In just three years, nearly 600,000 federal workers will be eligible for retirement. This means that many well-paying jobs will come open in numerous specialties at federal government offices across the country, according to a Resume Place analysis of a just-released GAO report. Ballooning eligibility for retirement among…

Separating Navy Sailors in Bahrain Get Federal Jobs Help

Customized federal job-search training is being provided this week at the Naval Air Station, Bahrain to 40 sailors who will soon be leaving the US Navy. It is part of a new program offered by the Resume Place that combines editing and targeting of federal resumes for exiting military with training in navigating the government’s complicated USAJobs website. Other sailors will receive similar training and assistance remotely, says Resume Place team leader Kathryn Troutman, a top federal jobs expert. The program is an effort to help sailors leaving the Navy have a smoother transition to civilian life.

Stop Using Your Private Industry Resume to Apply for Government Jobs on USAJobs.gov

As a Federal Career Consultant and Federal Resume Writer, I am consulting with many federal job applicants who have submitted 100 to 400 job applications for federal jobs on USAJOBS by uploading their private industry resume. If you want to get Best Qualified for a federal position and hopefully get referred to a supervisor, you…

Writing Your First Basic Military to Federal Resume

By Kathryn Troutman Your federal resume is the most important career document you will write as you pursue your new federal career after military service. First, you have to find the position that’s right for you. Second, you have to write a federal resume that demonstrates you are at least minimally qualified for the job.…

Bye Bye KSAs! But Maybe Not So Fast…

Celebration Time! Nov. 1st was Federal Hiring Reform Day. The Resume Place Certified Federal Resume Writers and clients are celebrating the end of the Long Narrative KSAs as part of the federal application for US government jobs with a Bye Bye KSAs cake! We are all happy to say goodbye to KSA narratives. Many job…