7 HOT TIPS FOR GETTING PROMOTED IN THE GOVERNMENT

FACT:  The average federal grade level is GS-12.  The Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) FY 2013 profile of full time, permanent federal civilian non-postal employees showed the average annual salary to be approximately $79,000.   The Reality: Opportunities for promotion in government are plentiful, but it takes a strategy to develop your skills and prepare…

How to Prepare a Federal Resume For a GS-14 Position

Several years ago, we helped Jim Morris succeed in being hired as a GS-12/13 Program Analyst (0343 series) in the Federal Government.  Jim has now been in that same GS-13 position for the past 7 years and he is more than ready to get promoted to a new job. He knows his position so well, that it is boring and…

Congratulations! You’ve Gotten Your Degree – Have You Considered A Federal Job?

The government is hiring New Grads and Interns! Many college students list the US government as one of their top targeted employers. Read about the Best Places to Work in Government. The New Graduate Federal Resume is much different than the typical two-page private sector resume.  Recent graduates need to learn about how to expand…

Difference Between Contractor IT Specialist Resume and Federal Resume

The Government is Hiring IT Specialists   Requests for Information Technology Federal Resume Help has never been more popular. Yesterday alone, I received requests from ten IT specialists (cyber, networking, systems Admin, Customer support, policy – all specializations). Government contractors are ending IT specialist contract and services – with lessened budget, new policies and uncertain…

C-C-A-R for ECQs

By Diane Hudson, Co-Author, The New SES Application The C-C-A-R format stands for: CHALLENGE – CONTEXT – ACTIONS – RESULTS. The C-C-A-R format is required of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and used by the Qualifications Review Board (QRB), when reviewing Executive Core Qualification statements (ECQs) for final SES selection. The C-C-A-R is also…

How to Write an Information Technology Federal Resume

The job outlook for Information Technology (IT) professionals has never been better. Almost any jobs forecast you consult will show high growth in multiple IT-related fields. Some of the top disciplines noted in key career sites include: Software Developer, Computer Systems Analyst, Information Security Analyst, Web Developer, IT Manager, and IT Project Manager. Take a…

How to Write an Accounting, Budget, or Auditing Federal Resume

Insights and tips for ensuring your resume is on target!  Job opportunities for financial professionals are abundant in the federal government. Why? Because financial professionals are essential to the operations of virtually every government agency. A recent search of the USA Jobs website for an Accounting (0510) position, one of many positions in the 0500…