Eight Live, 90-Minute Webinars

2023 CFJST / CFCC Webinar Program licenses you to teach Ten Steps to a Federal Job®. Certification is valid until Sept. 30, 2026.

Zoom for our live webinar classes, with instructor-led training by webcam, interactive exercises, case study reviews, PowerPoint lessons.
6 weeks plus 2 live sessions for HR Day curriculum!

NEW! HR DAY CURRICULUM will be taught live monthly by a senior human resources specialist. Choose your date and time and register for this class separately from the 6 week Ten Step curriculum. This curriculum will be taught in TWO 90-minute sessions!

Note: Until this year, the HR Day curriculum was taught by recorded webinar. We have changed this to LIVE webinars, due to the importance and complexity of the Federal Human Resources topics.

Curriculum covers:

  • 3 sessions – Ten Steps to a Federal Job® – New curriculum, new Ten Steps book! From beginning to end – the steps the jobseeker will take to find the best announcements, ensure that they are qualified, write the federal resume, apply for the job on USAJOBS, and prepare for the interview. AND finally, methods to negotiate a higher step than the original offer.
  • ½ session – Stars are Lined Up for Military Spouses® on USAJOBs and the NEW MILITARY SPOUSE FEDERAL RESUME – new information for military spouses with the Executive Order 13473
  • ½ session – Ten Steps to a Pathways Internship for Recent Graduates and Interns® – new book, new curriculum – improve the education section of the federal resume.
  • 2 sessions – Federal Resume Coaching Lessons – how to coach your clients to write the best, most competitive, correct Federal resume!
  • 1 session – Federal Resume Coaching Resources / Websites
  • 2 live 90-minute programs: HR Day Lessons – critical for your jobseekers and coaching tips: Federal Human Resources, Veteran’s Preference, Unique Hiring Programs. See the dates and course agenda here.

CFJST / CFCC 8-part Weekly Agenda – 2023

Class 1 – Ten Steps to a Federal Job®

  • STEP 1: Review the Federal Job Process
  • STEP 2: Network – Who Do You Know?

Class 2: Ten Steps to a Federal Job®

  • STEP 3: Research Vacancy Announcements on USAJOBS
  • STEP 4: Analyze Your Core Competencies
  • STEP 5: Analyze Vacancy Announcements for Keywords
  • STEP 6: Write Your Outline Format and Paper Format Federal Resume

Class 3: Ten Steps to a Federal Job®

  • STEP 7: KSAs in Your Federal Resume and Assessment Questionnaires
  • STEP 8: Apply for Jobs with USAJOBS
  • STEP 9: Track and Follow Up on Your Applications
  • STEP 10: Interview for a Federal Job (also learn how to Negotiate for your Federal Job)

Class 4: Stars are Lined Up for Military Spouses® and
Ten Steps to a Federal Job for Students and Recent Graduates

  • Military spouses can apply to USAJOBS announcements with the new military spouse widget!
  • New military spouse federal resume with PCS history written as a separate “job block”. See samples
  • Students should feature EDUCATION above Work History. See the samples!
  • Students can learn about Pathways Internships and the Post-Secondary Direct Hire Authority

Class 5: Federal Resume Assessments – Federal Resume Coaching Case Studies

  • USAJOBS announcement search and assessment of qualifications, specialized experience and questionnaires!
  • Federal resume reviews, mark-ups, homework, coaching tips
  • Introduction to 11 Point Checksheet for Federal Resume Reviews.

Class 6: Federal Resume Coaching Resources and Federal Resume Coaching Case Studies

  • Federal Resume Guidebook, 7th Ed. review for coaching Federal resume writing
  • Writing the New SES Application – Senior executives should start with their Top Ten List of Accomplishments
  • Resume-place.com – Federal Resume Coaching Resources
  • OPM.gov and other websites – coaching resources
  • NEW! IMPORTANT! Introduction to the new free FACT SHEETS that you can use with your virtual classes and coaching client. The FACT SHEETS CAN be emailed to clients.

Classes 7 and 8: HR Day Classes with Charles Clark

  • Merit Principles – OPM and agency methods for developing USAJOBS vacancy announcements
  • Veterans Preference – Category Rating – what you need to know for your veterans and federal hiring
  • Unique Hiring Authorities – EO 13473 for Military Spouses; VRA for Veterans, Schedule A Hiring for People with Disabilities and the Student Post-Secondary Direct Hire Authority.
  • Homework: – Write a list of three things you learned from each of the three videos!

Group Training / Certification

Please contact us or email Kathryn Troutman directly for information and a quote for bringing our certification program to your office or transition center by live webinar training..