Although there are plenty of resources for learning about the federal hiring process and how to format a federal resume, not much is said about what to write on a federal resume. How do you know that you are presenting the best information that each employer is looking for? There are three places on a federal job opportunity announcement (JOA) that you must look in order to find the necessary information that must be demonstrated in your resume. They are presented here in order of value.
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One of the things that a future job-seeker (i.e. “everyone”) should keep in mind is that their education is only one part of what they have to offer a future employer.
Being skilled in many areas and picking up new processes quickly is a great asset to an organization, but it can also place you in uncomfortable situations, such as too many projects that are not directly related to your position.
Your polished and tailored resume got you the interview. Your preparation and practice have helped you knock every question out of the park so far, and you’re minutes away from landing your next position. The interviewer then asks, “Do you have any questions for me?”
When I was first starting out in my professional career, I was lucky enough to stumble across a resume template which helped me land my first few jobs and promotions. The thing is, not all resume templates are created equally. Some may not be appropriate for the position you’re seeking (or frankly, for any position).
There is neither a right nor wrong answer – just the right way to answer. The question is broad enough to give you leeway to draft an answer unique to you. You have carte blanche to frame a professional answer to present yourself in the best light. So, how do you do it?
Do you ever wonder how some people just seem to find jobs so easily? They transition from one role to another without breaking a sweat. How are they doing this? They might tell you, “Oh, I’ve just been lucky.
From the job seeker’s perspective, the hiring process begins with sending in your official application to an open position. The application usually involves your resume, possibly a cover letter, and completion of an application form, which may cover much of the information already revealed in your resume. While the online application may seem redundant, it serves the purpose of ensuring the hiring team has comparable information to consider from each candidate.
Career changes are very common in today’s professional society. Studies show that the average person changes jobs anywhere from 10-15 times throughout their career. Fear not, as below there are several helpful tips that can help you break into a new career
Often, the first question you’re asked during an interview is one of the most difficult; “Tell me a little about yourself.” It’s so broad that it can be hard to know where to begin. What are the most important pieces of information to share without rambling? Check out these tips on how to avoid stumbling on the first step.