Stop Using Your Private Industry Resume to Apply for Government Jobs on USAJobs.gov

As a Federal Career Consultant and Federal Resume Writer, I am consulting with many federal job applicants who have submitted 100 to 400 job applications for federal jobs on USAJOBS by uploading their private industry resume. If you want to get Best Qualified for a federal position and hopefully get referred to a supervisor, you…

Debunking the Worst USAJOBS Federal Application Myths

Federal jobseekers need to have confidence in the USAJOBS automated application system for federal promotions. These comments and complaints are the most prevalent among federal jobseekers. It’s time to debunk the myths and apply for more federal jobs the right away. True or False? USAJOBS resumes are scanned for keywords by an automated system. NOT…

Writing Your First Basic Military to Federal Resume

By Kathryn Troutman Your federal resume is the most important career document you will write as you pursue your new federal career after military service. First, you have to find the position that’s right for you. Second, you have to write a federal resume that demonstrates you are at least minimally qualified for the job.…

Bye Bye KSAs! But Maybe Not So Fast…

Celebration Time! Nov. 1st was Federal Hiring Reform Day. The Resume Place Certified Federal Resume Writers and clients are celebrating the end of the Long Narrative KSAs as part of the federal application for US government jobs with a Bye Bye KSAs cake! We are all happy to say goodbye to KSA narratives. Many job…

KSAs in the Federal Resume

John Berry, Director of the Office of Personnel Management, is planning to eliminate the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) essays during his term in order to make federal applications less cumbersome. http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/0310/031610p1.htm Even so, it is still important to demonstrate in your federal job application that you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to…