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…

Top Tips and Lessons from Ft. Bragg Resume Writing Class

TOP TIPS AND LESSONS LEARNED FROM FEDERAL RESUME WRITING CLASS AT THE HIRING OUR HEROES TRANSITION SUMMIT, FT. BRAGG, APRIL 26, 2017 By Kathryn Troutman, President, Resume Place, Inc. Left to Right – Daniel Serrano, Ten Steps Trainer; Kathryn Troutman; and Cecelia Wallace, Director, Army Community Services Center, Ft. Bragg, NC I got to the…

Changing Shirts: How to Approach a Federal Career or Series Change

Let’s assume you’ve decided the time is right for a change and have determined you may qualify for a different federal occupational series. You’re tired of your current job’s winter doldrums and wish to move to a warmer career climate. Congratulations on the successful soul-searching and necessary research/consultation. Now it is time to set your plan in motion…

Many Federal Agencies Offer Jobs Fighting Terrorism

Especially in these times, legions of American civilians feel called to join the battle against terrorism, international and domestic. For those so motivated, there are hundreds of federal agencies and departments offering jobs in many occupational fields that contribute to the United States’ vast counterterrorism efforts. Demand for skilled professionals is high and help is…