The Budget Is In. Here’s Where the Feds Will Be Hiring.

By Kathryn Troutman President, The Resume Place, Inc. & Federal Career Coach™ Director, Ten Steps to a Federal Job® Certification Program February 20, 2018 Like so many presidents before him, Donald Trump has promised to streamline government, in part by trimming the federal workforce. But there are good reasons to believe that Uncle Sam will…

VA Expedites Hiring

VA Expedites Hiring for Occupations with ‘Severe Shortage of Candidates’ By Kathryn Troutman President, The Resume Place, Inc. and Ten Steps to a Federal Job Certification Program Director January 24, 2018 The Department of Veterans Affairs is looking for a few good professionals. This recent article from Government Executive Magazine describes the Expedited Hiring Authority…

Stop Making these Top Federal Resume Mistakes in 2018

Have a Happy New Year and Stop Making these Top Federal Resume Mistakes in 2018 By Kathryn Troutman, President, Resume Place, Inc. and Founder Ten Steps to a Federal Job Certified Federal Job Search® Trainer Program BIGGEST MYTH IN FEDERAL RESUME WRITING: Artificial intelligence machines read federal resumes for the qualifications – NOT actual Human…

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…

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?…

Top Tips and Lessons from Ft. Bragg Resume Writing Class

TOP TIPS AND LESSONS LEARNED FROM FEDERAL RESUME WRITING CLASS AT THE HIRING OUR HEROES TRANSITION SUMMIT, FT. BRAGG, APRIL 26, 2017 By Kathryn Troutman, President, Resume Place, Inc. Left to Right – Daniel Serrano, Ten Steps Trainer; Kathryn Troutman; and Cecelia Wallace, Director, Army Community Services Center, Ft. Bragg, NC I got to the…

Feds Are Taking Applications for Military-to-Defense Transitioners

Feds Are Taking Applications for Military-to-Defense Transitioners Posted by Kathryn Troutman, President, www.resume-place.com April 17, 2017 When is a hiring freeze not a hiring freeze? When you’re applying to one of the few federal departments such as Defense that President Trump wants to grow. Or when the president lifts the hiring freeze, as he did…