Want a Stable Federal Job in Logistics?

Logistics Management Specialist, GS-0346, is a popular position for military jobseekers. To find these positions, you can just go to www.usajobs.gov and type “Logistics Specialist”. I found 149 positions with this job title yesterday. These positions are located all over the world. You can narrow your search to the city and state where you would…

How to Create Outstanding Keyword Headers for Your Outline Format Federal Resume

Here is something we have heard many times from misinformed federal jobseekers and even federal resume writers: “I still employ the ‘include the kitchen sink’ approach as I assume that the USAJOBS resumes are still first being read by computers.” No, no, no, no, and no. Federal resumes are read by actual people, not computers.…

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…