Veteran Federal Resume Archives

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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Bobbi’s Top Tips on Program S Jobs for Military Spouses

Bobbi Robbins – married to a Marine since 2009, a mother with two small children, and now a graduate student – really needed Program S when she and her husband were transferring to Fort Meade. When couples receive PCS orders, Program S gives military spouses high priority for DoD job openings. But like so many military spouses,

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


How to Get In On the Hiring Free-For-All for Border Patrol Agents

Uncle Sam is looking for a few good Border Patrol Agents – 5,000 of them, in fact. The Department of Homeland Security is having such a hard time finding enough qualified men and women to do this tough and important job that it recently issued a request for proposals from outside consultants to put together a “hard-hitting recruiting campaign.”

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


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


Leverage Government Service in a Private-Sector Resume

You’ve done well in your federal government career, but you have various reasons to consider a leap to the private sector: Although you’ve progressed on the GS pay scale, you’re looking for more upside potential. Or you want to apply your considerable skills in a more entrepreneurial environment. Or you’re frustrated by the budget,

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Posted in Blog, Corporate Veteran Resumes, Federal Job News for Military Spouses


Federal Employment Programs Offer Enticements to Students and Recent Grads

With an aging workforce and hundreds of thousands of retirements looming, the U.S. Civil Service offers many programs designed to entice Millennials to federal employment, hoping that some recruits will spend their careers working for their country.

Recruitment programs targeting young people are available at hundreds of federal departments and agencies,

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


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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