Jobseeker’s Guide

The Jobseekers Guide 8th Edition is used at more than 150 military bases worldwide to teach Kathryn Troutman’s highly acclaimed Ten Steps to a Federal Job to military personnel and family members. This title is recognized as the leading guide on the topic for 100,000 military spouses worldwide. The new edition continues to use a colorful workbook style loaded with pages of exercises, samples, and charts throughout and is particularly effective for class training. This military / family-friendly publication contains:

  • Fully updated information on special hiring programs for military members and spouses
  • Updates with the latest federal hiring changes and initiatives
  • Latest salary and online builder information
  • Six easy to follow Vet Federal Resumes with keywords
  • Focus on keywords from the vacancy announcements and how to add them into the resumel
  • Introduces Troutman’s cutting-edge “Outline Format”
  • Gives important details on the Veterans Preference Programs
  • Explains how to work with keywords from vacancy announcements
  • Highlights ways to emphasize important competencies from military experience: leadership, teamwork, and communication skills
  • Gives approaches for matching your experience to the jobs you’re most qualified for
  • Tells you how to locate current openings

Awards for our previous Jobseeker’s Guide 7th Edition

Finalist: Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award

2016 Gold Medal Global Ebooks Award

More than 40,000 copies of this edition sold in less than one year!

Used at over 100 military installations worldwide, this guide is a colorful, chart-filled handout and is based on Ten Steps to a Federal Job®. The Jobseeker’s Guide is used at hundreds of military bases, government agencies, workforce centers, colleges and universities, and private industry career centers to instruct federal job seekers worldwide! This resource is extremely useful for individual jobseekers and is the ultimate federal job search workshop handout for military career transition counselors.

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About the The Jobseekers Guide 8th Edition

This book is used at more than 150 military bases worldwide to teach Kathryn Troutman's highly acclaimed Ten Steps to a Federal Job to military personnel and family members. This title is recognized as the leading guide on the topic for 100,000 military spouses worldwide
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