For 2024, we will be teaching several live 3-day classes!
Please register and attend to learn our Federal Resume Writing and USAJOBS lessons!

Our Master Ten Step Trainers will:

  • Train you in teaching the popular Ten Steps to a Federal Job® curriculum.
  • Give you methods for coaching federal resume writing in the winning Outline Format.
  • Provide you with the latest information about Federal Human Resources and Federal Hiring Programs. This will include Merit Principles, Veteran’s Preference Hiring Programs, Schedule A, Program S for Military Spouses, Pathways… and much more.

Live In-Person Training Is for You If…

  • You learn best in a classroom setting.
  • You need a pre-determined set time to complete the lessons.
  • You can travel to one of our two learning sites ‒ Maryland or California.
  • You’d like to meet and mingle with other students, who will also be federal career advisors.

Other Training Options

Here’s What Others Are Saying about Live Training:

“I LOVED the class. It’s great being in class with extremely knowledgeable instructors [teaching] a curriculum that is applicable to all services and sectors!”
‒ Michelle Pike, Airman & Family Readiness Program, USAF

“I really enjoyed the breadth of information provided ‒ not only about the resume but the system as a whole, from the job categories to HR’s perspective and role in the process.”
‒ Kathryn Cranford, Work & Family Life Specialist, USN

“The training was, for me, that last missing piece between what I’d managed to self-teach and talking with agency reps that came to campus or to GCRC… While I don’t teach the 10 Steps curriculum per se, I use everything I learned that week in MD every single day in my work. Without the training I would not be at all confident about helping students write federal resumes or have any real understanding of how the competitive/civil hiring process actually works. I also gained a lot of understanding about working with veterans.  My students are interested in Pathways internships [too].
‒ Marie Koko, Senior Career Consultant / Government Careers Specialist
University of Wisconsin-Madison Letters & Science Career Services

Taught by Our Master Ten Step Trainers

Kathryn Troutman and Charles Clark will inspire you to teach the best lessons on how to land a desirable federal job. Their lessons are easy to understand and transferrable to your jobseekers. This includes veterans, military spouses, students, civil service employees, etc.!

Live Training Lessons

Classroom / computer room activities include interactive learning lessons on:

  • Identifying the many “hats” you wear at work.
  • Freewriting of accomplishments
  • Many USAJOBS essentials!
  • Practicing announcement search and discovery – live in the classroom!
  • How to interpret the complex government job announcements
  • Analyzing keywords and creating your list
  • Improving your profile and saved searches. (Bring your own USAJOBS user name and password.)
  • How to track your applications in Application Tracking!
  • Practicing outline format federal resume writing in USAJOBS Builder – in your own account!
  • Doing federal resume reviews and assessments, using our 11-Point CheckSheet.
  • Exploring the website and learning how to use this for your vet clients!
  • Gaining knowledge of Veteran’s Preference and category ratings.
  • Understanding Schedule A and other disability hiring programs.
  • Expert lessons for Military Spouses with EO13473 and USAJOBS. How to apply and stand out!
  • Introduction to Pathways, including internships and jobs for students and new grads

Additional Highlights

  • BOTH the Webinar and three-day program offers 24 CEU credits.
  • You’ll receive TWO certifications: Certified Federal Job Search Trainer® and Certified Federal Career Coach®
  • The Certification is valid for three years. Course participants who attend a class in 2024 will have a valid certification until September 30, 2027.