Top Ten ECQ Mistakes

Nicole Schultheis, J.D. Senior SES Writer, Consultant, Instructor January 15, 2019 Candidates for senior executive positions within the Federal Executive Branch typically require certification by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Usually this is earned through submission of a set of written narratives, called Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). The standard format is a 10-page, single-spaced…

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?…

The 3-Page IRS CDP Resume

The Candidate Development Program Overview Applying for Candidate Development Programs (CDP) may require different resume types and application procedures. As with any federal job announcement, candidates need to carefully read the entire announcement to properly prepare a resume package and any narratives, questionnaires, or other requirements (transcripts, most recent performance evaluation, references, other) to prevent…

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…

SES ECQ 1

Six Part Series – SES ECQ Leadership Competencies – ECQ 1: Leading Change

With the recent publication of the Second Edition of “The New SES Application” (December 2015), I am starting a new series to explain the Senior Executive Service (SES) Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) statements. This series is focused on the leadership competencies required of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to be certified to obtain a…

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…

Seventeen Tips from a CDP Executive Review Board for Writing Your SES CDP Resume

By Kathryn Troutman and Diane Hudson, Authors, The New SES Application Seventeen tips may seem like a lot for writing your Senior Executive Service (SES) Candidate Development Program (CDP) resume, Executive Core Qualification (ECQs) statements, and Technical Qualifications (TQs). However, this application package is a lengthy, specific, and detailed. The more tips you can gather…