With 24.3% of Young Men Vets Unemployed, Military-to-Corporate Resumes Must Reinvent the Veteran

Nearly one-quarter of male veterans ages 18 to 24 are jobless, according to a 2014 government report. In preparing hundreds of young vets for a corporate job search, The Resume Place has demonstrated that these accomplished women and men must translate their military skills and experience into the language of business. Despite their documented skills…

Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late!

The deadlines on vacancy announcements are getting shorter and shorter. I was quoted in this Baltimore Sun article about the new shorter-than-ever USAJOBS announcement deadlines and low application limits. From the article: “Troutman, whose firm offers federal job coaching and resume-writing services, reviewed the federal government’s online job portal and found applicant limits ranging from…

Helping Veterans Ride the Wave of Hiring by Uncle Sam

The July jobs report from the Department of Labor was a little bit of a letdown after strong jobs growth in June. More encouraging to exiting military in particular is a wave of hiring of vets by the feds. However, the federal application process itself remains daunting and off-putting. A certification in federal jobs coaching…

Introducing Jason Jernigan: Schedule A, Recent Graduate, and Ready for Hire!

Introduction by Kathryn Troutman I am a federal career coach for people with disabilities, and I have been working with Jason Jernigan for the past two years while he has been finishing his Bachelor’s Degree. Jason is dependable, responsive, and has persevered to accomplish his goals despite his disability. He communicates quickly with me by…

College Counselors’ Top Tips for Students Applying for Federal Jobs

Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 (see article on PRWeb) Many students and new grads are interested in federal employment. About one-fourth of US college students list government as one of their three major targeted employers, according to the 2013 Student Survey. Yet just 8.5% of all federal workers are younger than 30. In a…

LinkedIn®: More Tips for Building Your Profile

In our February 4, 2014 blog (http://localhost/2014/02/are-you-linkedin-or-lockedout/), we reviewed strategies to construct an effective LinkedIn® Profile, including how to optimize your Professional Headline, Professional Summary, and Skills/Expertise.  This month, we offer additional guidance to help you improve your profile and increase the likelihood that prospective employers will find YOU online. At The Resume Place, we…

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…