SESSES ECQ Writing / Developmental Editing / Consulting Services
Initial 2-Hour SES ECQ Consultation:

1. If you do not have a draft of ECQs yet, our 2-hour SES ECQ Consultation and document review service will get you started with writing your Top Ten List of Accomplishments. We will review your Top Ten List and help you map them into the 5 ECQs and give you direction to continue writing the ten accomplishments in the CCAR format. You will need to order our eBook, The New SES Application to begin your SES ECQ Writing.

This will be two separate consulting hours:

  1. Hour one: Get you started with your Top Ten. Review your resume for accomplishments.
  2. Hour two: Review your Top Ten against the ECQs and determine where the accomplishments will fit into the ECQs.

2. If you do have a set of ECQs, our 2-hour SES ECQ consultation and document review service will entail reading your ECQs and marking them up in terms of the following:

Two-Hour SES ECQ Draft Review

  • Does each example match the specific ECQ?
  • Does each example include the required CCAR writing format?
  • Are the 28 leadership competencies covered?
  • Are the examples leadership level, or are they management level?
  • We will give you a report. And we will give you a quote for professional writing services to complete the ECQs.
  • The writing service is $230 per hour and we will quote the hours after the assessment.

The 1st Step ‒ YOU need to write your first draft of your ECQs.  Resume Place SES Writers and Editors cannot write the first draft.

To help you write the first draft, we recommend that you get our book, The New SES Application. The book takes you through the first steps of writing the ECQs.  We recommend you start with writing your Top Ten List of Accomplishments (within the last ten years).  From your first Top Ten list, you can map the ten examples into the ECQS. And then begin the REAL writing. The book is available as an eBook for immediate reviewing.  There are 3 sets of Top Ten lists in the book. Pages 20 and 21. And then two case studies in the book, Keith and Judy.  Look for their Top Ten accomplishments and follow the format as the FIRST step to writing ECQs.
Order The New SES Application here.
Want to be inspired to write your Top Ten? Look at a couple of blogs we have written about leaders and their Top Ten List of Accomplishments:

Colin Powell’s Top Ten
Benjamin Banneker’s Top Ten
Julia Compton Moore’s Top Ten
Clara Barton’s Top Ten

Writing your Top Ten is like writing your Leadership Accomplishment Legacy list. It is fun, interesting, impressive and IT’S MANDATORY for writing SES ECQs. And here at RP, we will help you map the accomplishments into the correct ECQ:  Did you Lead Change?  Did you Lead People?  Were you Results Driven? WAs this Business Acumen?  Were you Building Coalitions?   We need two examples for each.  And you can write the first draft based on your Top Ten.


1. We are popular government agency trainers for leadership development programs and building the pipeline for SES in many agencies.  AND we begin with writing the Top Ten List in the class.
2. We have contracts with VA, USSS and other agencies to write, coach and edit ECQs for internal SES candidates and leadership program candidates. Our current CPARS review of VHA ECQs is 100% success.  This is outstanding, of course.
3. One-on-one agency requests for ECQ writing for selected candidates.
4. One-on-one agency requests for writing after the OPM Quality Review Board rejects a selected candidate. We rewrite the ECQs following the QRB Rejection Letter. And they pass.
5. One-on-one private pay clients requesting help with their ECQs for their career planning and promotion to the SES.
6. We wrote and published the best book, text, method, curriculum for writing ECQs – ever.  Starting with the Top Ten list. The New SES Application.

Get Started now with an SES Consultation.

Upon submission, you will be redirected to the payment page to pay the $460 fee.

Your consultation will not begin until payment is made.