Veteran Federal Resume Archives

USAJOBS “Who May Apply” Problem

Office of Personnel Management IT specialist programmers have been working overtime. About every week there are new colorful bars, widgets and dropdowns and announcement sections. I like most of it. But the HR specialists who work for the agencies can’t keep up with the changes.

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Federal Employees Will Help Harvey Survivors Recover

There is a silver lining to Harvey’s historic storm clouds, which will deeply affect parts of Texas and Louisiana for years to come: It’s those countless residents who ventured out in their own boats and boots to rescue their neighbors, demonstrating an inspiring drive to serve.

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Jobs Priority for Relocated Military Spouses

Being married to someone serving active duty presents many challenges, from making a home on a military base to moving many times, around the country or around the world. But if your family depends in part on your employment income,

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Posted in Blog, Federal Job News for Military Spouses, Federal Job Search, Federal Resume Writing, USAJOBS, Veteran Federal Jobs


Office of Personnel Management Fair Chance Rule

Jan 3, 2017, The Office of Personnel Management issued a final rule requiring federal agencies to delay checks of job candidates’ criminal and credit records until their employment qualifications have been thoroughly considered.
“Fair-chance hiring policies … are a common-sense way to help formerly incarcerated people re-enter the workforce and contribute to our society.”

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What You Need to Know About Jobs in the Trump Administration at 117 Days

TODAY’S UPDATE: According to the latest news reports, only about 100 of the 557 top appointments have been made. Considering all presidential appointments at all levels, at least 2,000 remain to be made.

Legions of professionals would like to work in the federal Senior Executive Service or as one of thousands of appointees of President Donald Trump,

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Posted in Blog, Federal Job Search, Federal Resume Writing, Veteran Federal Jobs


Kathryn Troutman Discusses Hiring Freeze, Hiring Thaw, Agency Reshaping and Budget Reductions with Mike Causey

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This week, Kathryn Troutman joined Mike Causey on federalnewsradio.com “Your Turn” on May 3, 2017 to share her thoughts on the impact of recent Executive Orders on the federal hiring process and what it means for you.

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Posted in Blog, Federal Hiring Freeze Exemption, Federal Job Search, Federal Resume Writing, USAJOBS, Veteran Federal Jobs


Top Tips and Lessons Learned From Federal Resume Writing Class at the Hiring Our Heroes Transition Summit, Ft. Bragg, April 26, 2017

I got to the Iron Mike Conference Center early and three people came in. I thought, “Oh no, I flew here from Baltimore for ten people?” Dreaded speaker’s thinking… The place was pretty empty-looking at 8:30. Class starting time was 9:00. This was the ONLY class on Federal Resume Writing.

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Feds Are Taking Applications for Military-to-Defense Transitioners

When is a hiring freeze not a hiring freeze? When you’re applying to one of the few federal departments such as Defense that President Trump wants to grow. Or when the president lifts the hiring freeze, as he did on April 12 – almost grudgingly. Or when a department or agency continues to take applications and conduct interviews,

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Posted in Blog, Federal Hiring Freeze Exemption, Federal Job Search, Federal Resume Writing


TIME TO UPDATE YOUR RESUMES NOW!

RESUME PLACE ALERT:
TIME TO UPDATE YOUR RESUMES NOW!
by Kathryn Troutman, March 21, 2017

This much we know: President Trump has ordered a limited federal hiring freeze and a broad review of the federal workforce with an eye toward reducing headcount.

But we don’t know many specifics regarding potential furloughs or layoffs in individual agencies,

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Posted in Blog, Federal Hiring Freeze Exemption, Federal Job News for Military Spouses, Federal Job Search, Federal Resume Writing, USAJOBS, Veteran Federal Jobs
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Job Openings for Veterans from US Senate Sergeant at Arms (SAA)

FROM KATHRYN TROUTMAN, TEN STEPS PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Kathryn@resume-place.com

RE:  FEDERAL POSITIONS FOR VETERANS – US SENATE OFFICE
Write to Gary Simpson with any interest!

FORWARDED FROM
Gary Simpson  (CFJST / CFCC Ten Steps Trainer)
Transition Coordinator NDW
Navy Wounded Warrior-Safe Harbor
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda MD
301-400-0576

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