CLASS IS FILLED UP!
Thank You, Veterans and Service Members
Special Veterans Day FREE Virtual Day Class
Ten Steps to a Federal Job®
Kathryn Troutman, Author, Jobseeker Guide 9th and
Ryan Coyne, PMP, Retired Air Force (Lt Col) & Former Federal Civilian Leader
Read Kathryn’s bio here. | Read Ryan’s bio here.
CLASS IS FILLED UP!
To help you continue your dedicated service to America, we would like to give you our best advice, FREE, on how to begin a successful, rewarding career in the Federal Government as a Civil Service Employee. The Federal Resume is a vastly different document from the standard two-page private sector resume.
Successfully navigating the federal job application process is complex – but possible, if you have some knowledge about what’s most important. Ryan and l will be teaching a free 90-minute class using my proven formula, Ten Steps to a Federal Job®, on Friday Nov. 11th, at 11 am ET. We will explain how to apply for federal jobs and how to write a correct, targeted, and effective Federal Resume that will get you noticed and referred to hiring managers.
REGISTER – CLASS IS FILLED UP! for the Virtual 90-Minute Ten Steps to a Federal Job® class, Nov. 11, 2022. 11 am ET to 12:30 pm ET. Open to 125 registrants.
Here’s an overview of what we’ll cover from Ten Steps to a Federal Job®:
Introduction – How Many Hats Do You Wear at Work? We’ll begin with a fun and easy activity that will help you translate your military experience into real job titles that align with government positions. This thinking exercise is actually the first step in writing a winning federal resume.
Step 1 – Review the Federal Job Process. This step is amazing. We’ll review official federal job titles and the GS salary scale so you can see what agencies are best to target and what GRADE level you might qualify for.
Step 2 – Networking. We’ll talk about how you can land a federal position through networking and applying under a Special Hiring Authority. If you’re a Veteran, or a Veteran with 30% or More Disability, you can attend a job fair, find an agency, and they can hire you on-site!
Step 3 – Search for Jobs on USAJOBS. This website is vast—more than 18,000 jobs are posted there at any given time—and it can be confusing. We will give you on a guided tour of USAJOBS, showing you practical techniques for using it and critical guidance on how to read postings. We’ll search by geographic location, salary, job title, and skill. USAJOBS is your friend, if you know how to use it.
Step 4 – Keywords. Every USAJOBS announcement contains critical keywords that you need recognize and then match in your resume, including how to find the keywords in the job announcement that will make your resume come alive for human resources and hiring managers.
Step 5 – Core Competencies. Many of the USAJOBS announcements include Core Competencies. We’ll find these too and discuss how to build them into your resume.
Step 6 – Federal Resume Writing – This is the BIGGEST STEP OF ALL. You will see the best, most effective format for a federal resume. It’s probably not what you think. HINT: Average length of a Federal Resume is 4 to 5 pages!
Step 7 – Write your Accomplishments. Your resume needs to include your proud accomplishments, written in a way that makes an impression on readers. Tell your stories! This critical element can unlock your resume for human resources staff and hiring managers and make you stand out.
Step 8 – Apply for Federal Jobs on USAJOBS. Learn tips on setting up your profile and applying successfully with supporting documents.
Step 9 – Track and Follow-up. It’s amazing, but you CAN follow up to find out WHAT happened to your application. Learn how to make the most of this part of the process.
Step 10 – Interview and Negotiate for your federal job. The Interview is a TEST, so it’s critical to prepare and practice your best accomplishment stories. If you have skills that the government needs, it’s possible to negotiate your STEP within the GRADE you’re seeking. You have to write a Superior Qualifications Letter to ask for this increase.
REGISTER NOW – CLASS IS FILLED UP! FOR TEN STEPS TO A FEDERAL JOB® VIRTUAL CLASS.
Nov. 11, 2022. The course is based on the book, Jobseeker’s Guide 9th Edition. The class is open to the first 125 attendees who register. This Ten Steps class is taught at military bases around the world.
A 3-page handout will be sent to each attendee with a summary of each step after the class. We will not be sending the PowerPoint to each person, but you can order the print or e-book here.
Consultation service for Federal Resume with a Certified Federal Resume Writer:
Get a federal resume review and quote for federal resume writing for your new updated resume. $210 for one hour review of resume, update information, sample job announcement.
Quote for writing and editing needed to retarget the resume, add new content, edit previous content and add new accomplishments! THIS IS THE BEST $210 YOU WILL EVER SPEND FOR YOUR IT CAREER DEVELOPMENT!” – KATHRYN TROUTMAN
Order the Jobseeker’s Guidebook, 9th Edition below
Jobseeker’s Guidebook, 9th Ed. – Ten Steps to a Federal Job®, Kathryn Troutman, Author
The Author: Kathryn Troutman is the author of many award-winning career guides including the best-selling Federal Resume Guidebook, 7th Edition (Best Reference Book/Gold in the Independent Press Awards and more) and The Stars are Lined Up for Military Spouses, 2nd Edition. Troutman is the Founder and President of The Resume Place, a groundbreaking Federal resume writing and job coaching service in Baltimore, MD.
Based on the Ten Steps to a Federal Job® method, Kathryn Troutman and Resume Place, Inc., manage and teach a train-the-trainer Certified Federal Job Search Trainer / Certified Federal Career Coach program. The CFJST / CFCC has been taught for 20 years and employment readiness, career counselors and transition counselors teach and coach the Ten Steps method at military bases and job centers.