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


Coming Home From the Middle East? Federal Jobs Are Here For You!

The Department of Defense (DOD) relies on a mix of volunteer federal civilian employees (from DOD civilian and other federal agency civilian workforces) and civilian contractors to provide support to our overseas military forces. Deployed civilians are currently filling critical vacancies in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Iraq and other Middle East hot spot locations.

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


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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Hiring Freeze Exceptions: Good Federal Job News for Military Spouses for DOD Federal Jobs in the USA

On December 23, 2016, President Obama signed this 2017 Fiscal Order for Budgets and Actions for the Department of Defense, including a GREAT new improvement for military spouses who want to apply for and land a high quality, relocatable career with the Federal Government!

Now, with the new legislation,

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Exceptions to the Federal Hiring Freeze: An FAQ

February 17, 2017
By Kathryn Troutman, President, The Resume Place, Inc., and author, Federal Resume Guidebook, 6th edition.

We’ve all heard that President Trump’s executive order of January 23, 2017, temporarily suspended the hiring of federal employees. But we’ve also heard that there are MANY exceptions

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