Are you planning to apply for a Federal Job? The government is hiring tens of thousands of employees for a variety of careers as the baby boomers reach retirement age. If you think you can simply upload your civilian résumé to USAJobs and be done with it, you are going to be way behind the curve. I can help you unravel the process. Writing a résumé for a federal position is challenging. Even veterans to the system dread applying for another job. Navigating the federal application system is so difficult that the president actually initiated a federal hiring reform to make the system friendlier to younger professionals who might replace the “brain drain” of baby boomers retiring. You can find out more about it if you type, “OPM hiring reform” into Google.
Despite the president’s best efforts, the application process is still tedious. Creating, or even updating your Federal résumé requires a lot of time and effort. To make sure your résumé gets “forwarded to the selecting official” it requires someone with specialized knowledge, training, and hands on experience. Regardless of whether you are seeking a GS-3 or a GS-15 position, my years of experience can directly benefit your Federal job search.
In addition to résumé assistance, I can provide coaching throughout the process. Having received in-depth training from federal resume guru Katherine Troutman, as well as other Office of Personnel Management professionals, I am very comfortable with the application system from start to finish. I can assist you in determining the occupational series that best fits your skills, the GS level that matches your qualifications and what jobs you can actually apply for. If you are unsure about using the USAJobs website, I can guide you through the uploading documents and completing the questionnaires in Application Manager.