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How Much Should I Pay for a Resume?

How Much Should I Pay for a Resume? It is always nice to find a bargain! There is no denying how satisfying it can feel to receive something at a discounted price. Still, when it comes to your professional reputation, can you afford to scrimp? When you […]

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A General Purpose Federal Resume?

A General Purpose Federal Resume? One of the most common requests from clients is for me to compose a one-size-fits-all federal resume for them. While this may seem like a great option, in the end it will ruin your job search. Here are some thoughts to ponder […]

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Federal Jobs Application Process Updates

Federal Jobs Application Process Updates USAJobs.gov has updated its site recently. As new features roll out, the site will be experiencing a comprehensive redesign that OPM is hoping, will transform USAJobs into a more user-friendly website. OPM has surveyed job seekers from all over the U.S., governmental […]

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USAJobs Gets an Update

USAJobs Gets an Update Recently, there was an article in the Washington Post about the updates USAJobs has implemented in the past couple of months. Apparently USAJobs users have been complaining about the website for a long time. Imagine that! Six years ago then-OPM Director John Berry […]

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7 Common Resume Mistakes

7 Common Resume Mistakes http://www.inc.com/peter-economy/7-resume-mistakes-that-make-you-look-really-unprofessional.html?cid=sf01001&sr_share=twitter If you’re like most job applicants, you’ve spent time scratching your head about applications you submitted only to hear nothing back. Most likely there was something about your resume that was unappealing to big recruiters, something that you didn’t even realize could […]

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Make USAJobs Resume Builder Your Friend

Make USAJobs Resume Builder Your Friend It’s time to get over it! Move on! Just do it already! When I’m working with a client to develop their federal resume, I don’t offer any alternative. I purposely build the resume with all of the elements that are required […]

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USAJobs Resume Builder Character Limitations

USAJobs Resume Builder Character Limitations On November 8, 2011, a Federal Hiring Reform was implemented. This reform included a directive for HR to “eliminate all requirements of separate narratives from initial applications.” This was a huge relief to every federal job seeker as a separate narrative for […]

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Write a Winning USAJobs Resume

Write a Winning USAJobs Resume. You probably know, most federal positions require you to use the USAJOBS resume builder or at least follow the exact same requirements found on the builder. Follow these best practices to ensure you will write a winning USAJobs resume: (1) Pick a […]

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2015 Federal Resume Applicants

2015 Federal Resume Applicants Whether you are applying for your first Federal job, have filled out Federal applications in the past, or looking to leave the private sector it is worthwhile becoming familiar with the 2015 Federal resume format prior to filling it out. Patience is key […]

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Applicant Tracking Systems, Your Friend or Foe?

Applicant Tracking Systems, Your Friend or Foe? Most of you have probably heard about applicant tracking systems, but some of you may be wondering what I’m talking about. Applicant Tracking Systems or ATS are computer programs used by human resources offices to scan resumes and other documents […]

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