Federal Resume Guidebook, Fourth Edition : Strategies for Writing a Winning Federal Electronic REsume, KSAs, and Essays
Overview - Since the third edition of this perennial big seller was released in 2003, the federal government has again completely changed the process for applying for federal jobs. This much-needed overall update includes 30 sample resumes and tips for using the most popular online “resume builders,” which is the predominant method of applying for the abundant and well-paying jobs offered by the federal government—and something no other book covers. Read more...
More About Federal Resume Guidebook, Fourth Edition by Kathryn Kraemer Troutman
Since the third edition of this perennial big seller was released in 2003, the federal government has again completely changed the process for applying for federal jobs. This much-needed overall update includes 30 sample resumes and tips for using the most popular online “resume builders,” which is the predominant method of applying for the abundant and well-paying jobs offered by the federal government—and something no other book covers. The new edition includes strategies and samples for using the following online federal resume builders: • USAJOBS/Office of Personnel Management • Army CPOL (Civilian Personnel On-Line) • Navy DONHR CHART (Civilian Hiring and Recruitment Tool) • Air Force CPOC (Civilian Personnel Operations Center) • Department of Defense OSD • QUICKHIRE • Avue Central • Various federal agencies Key Features • More than 30 sample resumes in actual online builder formats • Tricks for maximizing your resume presentation in a rigid builder format • Hot tips for writing KSAs (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities statements) • Step-by-step information on how to apply for federal jobs • New tips on security clearance requirements Working Table of Contents Part 1: Writing a USAJOBS Resume and Other Electronic Federal Resumes Chapter 1: What Is a USAJOBS and Electronic Federal Resume? Chapter 2: Work Experience: The Most Important Section of Your Resume Chapter 3: Education and Related Training Chapter 4: Additional Information Chapter 5: Focusing Strategies: Top Skills and Specialized Qualifications Chapter 6: Keywords for 10 Occupational Series Part 2: Plain Language and Value-Added Lessons Chapter 7: Plain-Language Writing Lessons: Writing Well Chapter 8: Federal Agency Core Competencies Part 3: Questions, KSAs, and Essays in the Resume Chapter 9: New Essay Writing: The KSA Way Chapter 10: Questions and Self-Assessment Answers Part 4: Navigating USAJOBS Announcements: Analysis Strategies Chapter 11: Vacancy Announcement Analysis Techniques Chapter 12: Applying for a Federal Job: Resume Builders Part 5: Special Insight for Targeting Occupational Series Chapter 13: Science, Medicine, and Health Policy: Converting a Curriculum Vitae into a Federal Resume Chapter 14: Information Technology Chapter 15: Contract Specialist, Purchasing Agent, and Business Analyst Chapter 16: Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Chapter 17: Management and Program Analyst Positions Chapter 18: Human Resources Management Positions Part 6: Special Federal Job Seeker Strategies: Executives, Military, and Wage Grade Transitions Chapter 19: Senior Executive Service, Executive Core Qualifications Chapter 20: Military to Federal Resume Conversions Chapter 21: Wage-Grade to General Schedule (GS) Transitions Part 7: Survival and Career Strategies for Promotion Chapter 22: Strategies for Moving Up in Government Chapter 23: Behavior-Based Interview Preparation
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