The Budget Is In. Here’s Where the Feds Will Be Hiring.

By Kathryn Troutman President, The Resume Place, Inc. & Federal Career Coach™ Director, Ten Steps to a Federal Job® Certification Program February 20, 2018 Like so many presidents before him, Donald Trump has promised to streamline government, in part by trimming the federal workforce. But there are good reasons to believe that Uncle Sam will…

VA Expedites Hiring

VA Expedites Hiring for Occupations with ‘Severe Shortage of Candidates’ By Kathryn Troutman President, The Resume Place, Inc. and Ten Steps to a Federal Job Certification Program Director January 24, 2018 The Department of Veterans Affairs is looking for a few good professionals. This recent article from Government Executive Magazine describes the Expedited Hiring Authority…

Feds Are Taking Applications for Military-to-Defense Transitioners

Feds Are Taking Applications for Military-to-Defense Transitioners Posted by Kathryn Troutman, President, www.resume-place.com April 17, 2017 When is a hiring freeze not a hiring freeze? When you’re applying to one of the few federal departments such as Defense that President Trump wants to grow. Or when the president lifts the hiring freeze, as he did…

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…

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…

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…