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…

Judgment – Your Resume’s Secret Sauce

Making tabloids and mainstream news a few years ago, a group of Japanese tourists boneheadedly elevated the wisdom of their in-car GPS above their own and followed its directions right into the Pacific Ocean. They ultimately emerged unscathed, but their rented Hyundai and their pride will remain forever waterlogged. Judgment is what they lacked -…

Changing Shirts: How to Approach a Federal Career or Series Change

Let’s assume you’ve decided the time is right for a change and have determined you may qualify for a different federal occupational series. You’re tired of your current job’s winter doldrums and wish to move to a warmer career climate. Congratulations on the successful soul-searching and necessary research/consultation. Now it is time to set your plan in motion…

Top Tips for Transitioning Military from Hawaii Transition Summit 2016

Kathryn Troutman, known as the Federal Resume Guru, was prepared for a large auditorium presentation of Ten Steps to a Federal Job® on Monday October 16th. The Nehelani Convention Center was filled, and the transitioning veterans were very interested in the Ten Steps to one of the best careers in America—a Civil Service Career. The…

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…