Military to Federal Job-Success Stories


HIRED !
Dear Kathryn,

Good day to you! I would like to start by saying thank you from the bottom of my heart. You and your staff have been a tremendous help to me in a time of need. Your sympathy and compassion have helped me regain confidence in myself. You have also taught me so much about the application process, research process, and deliberation process regarding federal occupations.I must honestly say that without the assistance of The Resume Place, I would not be where I am today both, professionally or personally. I thank you Kathryn and the entire staff at The Resume Place for helping me learn, develop, and implement the skills necessary to applying for a federal job.

Sincerely, MT

Veteran to Fed!! John Karras – Hired as GS 11

Jobseeker: Military to Federal

Current Job Title: Information Assurance Manager, US Army

New Job Title: IT Specialist, GS 2210 9-11

Strategy/ Process: Client was getting out of the Army within the year, and was proactive in looking to get a position in the Federal Government. He was highly qualified. He came to the Resume Place in May for a Consult, Federal Resume, Cover Letter, USAJOBS submission, and a 2-page Private Industry resume so he was prepared for an all-out “attack” on his job search!

Results: John received a job offer within a couple of months, but was disappointed when he was advised that due to job cuts, the position had been cancelled.

He sent numerous additional applications and received FOUR Federal Job offers! Two positions were at GS 9 and two were at the GS 11 level. His wife called us to let us know that he took one of the GS11 jobs at a VA Medical Center in December of 2012. They are thrilled!

By the time John was ready to leave the Army, his new job was lined up

Writer/Coach: Dottie Hendricks

DOD EMPLOYEE LANDS INTERVIEW WITH VA

Jobseeker: Military/Federal to Federal

Previous Job Title: Unit Administrator, Department of Defense (GS-0331-07); Senior Supply Sergeant, US Army Reserves

Interviewed for: Staff Administrative Specialist, VA, GS-0301-09

Strategy/Process: This client had successfully maintained dual careers as a civilian federal employee and an officer in the Army Reserves, and was ready to move up. We prepared a resume that highlighted the relevant aspects of both her jobs, utilized key words from the target announcement, and ensured that her accomplishments demonstrated her abilities. Four weeks after the closing date of the announcement, she was invited to interview for the position.

Writer/Coach: Pamela Sikora


CLIENT WITH BOTH MILITARY AND FEDERAL EXPERIENCE LANDS JOB!!

Jobseeker: Federal/Military to Federal

Previous Job Title: StoreAssociate, Defense Commissary Agency, GS-1101-04

New Job Title: Auditor,Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), GS-0511-07

Writer/Coach: Amy Connelly

Strategy/Process: Client was finishingup her Graduate Certificate in Accounting, while working as a Store Associatefor DOD. She also served in the Navy for five years and was an AviationStructural Mechanic and training petty officer for a work center. We refocusedthe client’s resume towards the accounting and financial fields to showcase herknowledge and skills. She applied to the Auditor position and was contactedwithin 12 weeks/days.

“GOODNEWS! I got my FINAL OFFER! I am soexcited. I officially start Aug 26 in Denver, CO for the Defense Contract AuditAgency (DCAA). I want to thank you again for all your help and expertise. Iknow that my outstanding resume helped me get selected for this position.”

AmberG.”

CLIENT RETIRES FROM ARMY, GETS 7 INTERVIEWS AND 2 SELECTIONS

Jobseeker: Mil to Fed

Previous Job Title: Senior Security and Logistics Manager, Sergent First Class E-7

New Job Title: Management and Program Analyst, GS-7/9/11

Writer/Coach: Sandy Keppley

Strategy/Process: This client had recently retired from the United States Army and was working in an hourly customer-service position while completing his college degree. His Resume Place resume stressed the high-level leadership and analysis skills he had honed while in the Army, skills that were not immediately apparent in his current position. We also showcased accomplishments that quantified his successes.

“Hello Sandy

I really appreciate you taking the time to do a resume for and advising me. Both the resume and the consulting were great. But for me it was the consulting that landed my job. If you did not explain the different series numbers and the OPM site, I would have been still searching.

After you finished my resume, I did not attempt to search for any position until early February. I tailored my resume to each job as you advised only focused on what you told me. Bottom line, I received 7 interviews and I was selected for two. One of the interviews was for a GS11 position. I accepted a position in San Antonio TX as a Management and Program Analyst 7/9/11.

The money was well spent and worth it. I would recommend every service member transitioning out of the military to seek the Resume Place; especially those who are about to retire.

Thank you U.S. Army Retired

NAVY VET INTERVIEWED FOR GS-13 INTEL JOB WITH IRS

Jobseeker: Mil to Fed

Previous Job Title: Intelligence Analyst, US Navy

New Job Title: Intelligence Analyst, GS-13, IRS

Writer/Coach: Lex Levin

Strategy/Process: Client was an experienced US Navy Intelligence Analyst leaving the military after 20 years of enlisted and commissioned service. We wrote his resume to leverage his very strong background in intelligence research and analysis but also to feature his more general skills and proficiencies in communications, team work, and project management. Client was found Best Qualified, Referred, and Interviewed for a highly compatible intelligence analyst job with the IRS.

NAVY VET GETS GS-12 FBI INTERVIEW

Jobseeker: Vet/Fed to Fed

Previous Job Title: Training and Education Specialist, US Navy, GS-11

New Job Title: Management & Program Analyst, GS-12, FBI

Result: Best Qualified, Referred to Hiring Official, and Interviewed

Writer/Coach: Lex Levin

Strategy/Process: Client was a Navy Vet and current GS-11 Navy Civilian. We wrote his resume to support several mid-grade Federal job applications, and emphasized his program and project management skills and his many specific achievements and accomplishments. Client was referred to the hiring official for at least two Federal jobs and was interviewed for a GS-12 FBI Management and Program Analyst job.

NAVY VET AND AIR NATIONAL GUARDSMAN GETS HIRED FOR FEDERAL IT JOB WITH VETERANS ADMINISTRATION

Jobseeker: Vet to Fed

Previous Job Title: Staff Sergeant, Air National Guard

New Job Title: IT Specialist, GS-6, VA

Writer/Coach: Lex Levin

Strategy/Process: Client was an Air National Guardsman with prior US Navy Service, both times specializing in IT and Communications. We created a resume that described his strong IT skills and training in detail, as well as his proficiency in IT customer service in particular. Client was hired for a GS-6 IT Patient Services job with the VA in 2011 and now plans to update his resume and apply for more senior GS positions this year.

WOUNDED WARRIOR ATTENDS TEN STEPS WORKSHOP, GETS CAREER INTERNSHIP WITH INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY USING OUR RESUME!

Client: W.M. (first-time client)

Jobseeker: Military (Army Sergeant) to Federal

Previous Job Title: Signals Intelligence Analyst & Wounded Warrior Program Participant, U.S. Army

Applying To: Intelligence Community Career Internship, no GS level specified

Result: Selected and Hired by a major USG Intelligence Community agency

“Lex,

They loved the resume. This internship should lead to a full-time paid position after I complete it. I was also called by the Director of the FBI and by the Office of Naval Intelligence, who offered me a full time GS-13 position… I paid $555 for a Veteran’s Federal Resume for a lifetime career as a civilian Intelligence Analyst with the US Government… this resume was worth many times the price I paid.”

Writer/Coach: Lex Levin

CLIENT SERVING IN AFGHANISTAN THRILLED WITH OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE, BEST QUALIFIED AND REFERRED

Jobseeker: Military to Federal

Previous Job Title: Operations Manager; AC/S G-4 Division; III MEF Camp Courtney

New Job Title: Administrative Officer GS-0301-11 for DoDEA for DoDEA

Strategy/Process: The client was preparing to retire after 21 years of military service. He had a lengthy resume filled with many accomplishments and detailing complex job experiences but it contained military terminology difficult to decipher and was too long. We rewrote his resume using more civilian language, highlighted his accomplishments and focused on his relevant skills.

At The Resume Place we are committed to providing excellent customer service. For service members stationed in other parts of the world, it can sometimes be difficult to establish a connection due to the great differences in time zones. We will work with you and your schedule in order to make our arrangement work no matter where you are currently residing.

“Ladies, Thank you for the outstanding service and professionalism. This was a very rewarding experience for me. I am not sure what the outcome will be, but I was very happy with the service provided by you and your staff.

Starting over after 21 years is not an easy thing to do, going from hero to zero. However, the little amount of time communicating with you and your staff created a sense of ease in this transition process.

I am very happy with the product I received and will recommend your company to other service members.

The rest is up to me, if I am selected for the interview I will let you know the out come.” –V.J.

“Update two weeks later: On another note my resume made it through CHRO and was forwarded to Korea, the school superintendent and principals will decide from the group resumes who would be selected for an interview, Thank you.” –V.J.

Writer/Coach: Jessica Keppley

THANKS TO TARGETED RESUMES, HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER FEDERAL POSITION LANDED

Jobseeker: Military to Federal

Previous Job Title: Supervisor, Counter Rocket Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM), Northrop Grumman, Afghanistan, Joint Defense Operations Center (JDOC)

New Job Title: Selectee, Human Terrain Systems Program, BAE Systems

Strategy/Process: The client was seeking both federal and private industry opportunities. Opportunities being sought included fields of acquisition, business management, and Human Terrain Systems. One Federal Resume and two Private Industry Resumes were developed. As a result of developing concise and targeted resumes, the client was selected for a much sought after opportunity with BAE Systems.

“Thank you for all the work you put into my federal resume for the Human Terrain Systems program. BAE Systems has offered me the position and I will fly to Kansas City on Saturday to start my new job. I will be putting my resume into RESUMIX in two weeks for government selection. Again, I just wanted to say thank you for assisting me in this.” –T.T.

Writer/Coach: Sandra Keppley

CLIENT OFFERED POSITION AFTER INTERVIEW – SELECTED FROM 117 APPLICANTS!

Jobseeker: Military Reserve Officer to SES

Previous Job Title: General Manager/Fortune 500 Company & Major General US Army Reserves Army

New Job Title: Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Materiel & Facilities)

Strategy/Process: Developed and wrote full SES package with ECQs and TQs

Diane, I was selected for the SES position-Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense-Reserve Affairs (Readiness, Training and Mobilization)! So add me to your “success story” list! Thanks again for all you did to assist me. P.P.

Writer/Coach: Diane Hudson Burns

CLIENT LANDS SECOND POSITION APPLIED FOR – AFTER LENGTHY INTERVIEW PROCESSES

Jobseeker: Military Reserve Officer and Retired Federal to SES

Previous Job Title: US Army Major General / Former GS-13 Management Analyst

New Job Title: Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Materiel & Facilities)

Strategy/Process: Developed and wrote full SES package with ECQs and TQs; 5-page SES resume; covering letters, professional bio, and industry resume – a full senior level resume portfolio.

Diane – Success!!!! thanks! (I) Finished my first week and am loving everything about it. Thanks for all your help with this, as I’m sure I wouldn’t have been able to get through all of it without your able-bodied assistance and prodding.

R.W.

Writer/Coach: Diane Hudson Burns

INTERVIEWED ON A FRIDAY AND ACCEPTED THE OFFER ON MONDAY!

Jobseeker: Mil to Fed

Previous Job Title: Lead TSA Screener

New Job Title: Financial Management Specialist

Strategy/Process: Mark has had a successful second career after retiring from the Marine Corps in 2001 and has worked with The Resume Place each step of the way. After his retirement, we developed a private industry resume that landed him a job at an insurance company. After returning to Boston, Mark applied for and obtained a Screener position with the Transportation Security Agency in January 2006. When Lead and Supervisor Screener positions opened up, we updated the resume and wrote KSAs on Thanksgiving Day. Mark was best qualified for both positions and promoted to Lead. While at TSA, Mark excelled and was selected for many special projects.

Looking for more career development and a best fit agency, Mark applied for other positions; he was offered a GS-09 administrative position with the Federal Air Marshals but ultimately declined it because of the commute. Then, a Veterans Affairs Support Services Specialist (GS-07) opened and we put together an application. He interviewed on a Friday and accepted their offer on Monday! After holding that position for two years (2007-2009), a Financial Management Specialist position opened and he was urged to apply. This was a totally new series for Mark (501), and we worked hard to refocus his resume to fit the criteria. He started the position as a GS-09 in September 2009, and will be promoted to GS-10 in October.

“Sarah: Almost 11 years have gone by and I have continued to consistently get promoted. I love my new position and have adapted very well to the finance community within the VA. Forward thinking: my next position will be a Support Services Division Chief (GS-11/12). This goal is very achievable and within reach for me. I want to again, express my appreciation to The Resume Place team, Kathryn, Zoe and MOST of all YOU! It is like I have my own personal Human Resources team looking out and advising me on critical career decisions!”

Mark Englen

Writer/Coach: Sarah Blazucki


HIRED: US NAVY SUPERVISORY LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

Jobseeker: Mil to Fed

Previous Job Title: Chief of Safety, Headquarters Air Force District of Washington, Andrews AFB, MD

New Job Title: Supervisory Logistics Management Specialist, Department of The Navy, Naval Intelligence Command

Kathryn,

It has been a while since we corresponded and I thought I’d bring you up to date on my progress in obtaining a Federal Job. I have been hired for the job announcement that my resume was written for. Lex did a great job as the resume writer in working with me to capture all the relevant information and ensuring the “right” items were highlighted in my resume. I begin my job on 6 July….thanks for the help in making my transition from the military to civilian life an easy one!

Strategy/Process: Client was a highly experienced Colonel looking to switch from Air Force to Navy while staying in a similar functional area. We leveraged client’s 30+ years of experience in the Logistics and Program Management arena, together with his executive leadership experience, to bring him over successfully to his new Service. We made sure to note client’s extensive back story of civilian and contractor work experience as well as his military service.

Writer/Coach: Lex Levin

MOCK INTERVIEW PREP LANDS HR DIRECTOR A JOB AS A CONTRACT SPECIALIST!

Jobseeker: Military to Federal

Previous Job Title: HR Director for the Army

New Job Title: Contract Specialist

Strategy/Process: Client was ready to make the transition from military to Federal employment. I worked one-on-one with the client during our mock-interview service; developing general practice questions, providing suggestions for improvement, answering questions and delivering an end critique and constructive feedback. By providing the client with the valuable interview skills she needed, she was able to provide knowledgeable responses to her interview questions and impress the selecting officials. She also secured employment as Contract Specialist, the position she interviewed for, in mid-February.

Writer/Coach: Jessica Coffey

NON COMMISSIONED OFFICER LANDS FEDERAL JOB

Jobseeker: Military to Fed

Previous Job Title: Non Commissioned Officer (NCO) Financial Systems

New Job Title: Hired/Federal Aviation Administration/GS-5

Strategy/Process: In anticipation of discharge from the Army, Alexander did not own a Federal resume and requested the drafting of full resume and KSA preparation packages with the goal of attaining a Federal position. He was contacted for three interviews and received three offers. He declined one offer due to concerns about the commute but later accepted another position. The resume and KSA submission were key to his success along with his strategic job search skills and successful interview preparation.

“…Sandy, Things are going great! I had three interviews over the past month and 2 1/2 offers!!!! I was offered a position with the Comptroller of the Currency but I decided not to take it as it was too long of a commute. I am however taking a position with the FAA as a GS-5 and I have a start date for this position. I had to fill out quite a bit of paperwork but I do have job at a GS rating that I was going for and I am pretty happy about it!”

JOB SEEKER LEARNS VALUABLE LESSON

Jobseeker: Military to Federal

Previous Job Title: Marine Logistician

New Job Title: Hired / Logistics Manager for Marine Core University, 0346-14

Strategy/Process: In anticipation of retirement from the Marines, Ron did not own a resume and requested the drafting of a full resume package for corporate and federal. Even though his military billet was being converted to federal, he still had to compete. He was required to endure a grueling interview process; and in the end he was selected for the position. He made the wise decision to prepare for all contingencies–seeking federal and corporate employment.

Diane,

…when I was retiring from the Marines they civilianized my billet…and I was required to apply and interview for the position. The resume you helped me with was pulled on both the internal and the external certs. …My big lesson was without a well written resume you won’t get a look no matter how good you are. Thanks again. -Jon

Writer/Coach: Diane Burns

AID-DE-CAMP FINALLY GETS JOB AS HOTLINE ANALYST

Jobseeker: Military to Federal

Previous Job Title: Aid-De-Camp/Personal Assistant

New Job Title: Hotline Analyst GS-1801-11

Strategy/Process: Andrew White was an Aid-De-Camp for the US Army Reserve. He was seeking a job as a Hotline Analyst with the office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, (SIGAR). He came to The Resume Place stating that he had tried submitting his current resume several times through CPOL, but it kept getting “bounced back” due to formatting errors and lack of necessary information. After reviewing his current materials, I made several decisions on how to go about improving his resume, as well as targeting it toward the hotline analyst position. I began by extracting relevant work experience and utilizing keywords. In the end, Andrew’s resume not only made it through CPOL, but he was offered the job.

Kristin,

I just wanted to thank you again… only this time as a Federal Employee! I took the oath this morning and have been in-processing all day!

Thanks again!

Andrew White

Writer/Coach: Kristin Mianecki

MILITARY RETIREE GETS REFERRED AFTER CONTRACTING FOR 2 YEARS

Jobseeker: Military to Federal

Previous Job Title: Contract Emergency Management Specialist

New Job Title: GS 11/12 Emergency Management Specialist

Strategy/Process: Client had a professional resume from earlier but was not having success. We refocused it from environmental expertise to emergency preparedness terminology and reformatted it the outline style.

I just wanted to keep you informed. I checked the application status on USAJOBS today and there was a code stating I was referred for selection consideration. This is for the Emergency Response Specialist position. What does that exactly mean?

Gordon

Follow up email from writer:

Hi Gordon, this is good news! That means that you are in the top percentage of people who applied and they forwarded your package (along with probably just a few others) to the selecting official. Since you are a ten-point veteran, your application will “float to the top” meaning that you will rank above non veterans. You may be called for an interview. You can also call the HR contact to find out what will happen next.

Best,

Elizabeth

RETIRING ARMY ENLISTED RECEIVES THREE FEDERAL JOB OFFERS

Jobseeker: Career Military to Federal

Previous Job Title: Quality Assurance Advisor, U.S. Army

New Job Titles: Adjudication Officer GS -9; EEOC Investigator GS-7; and Custom Border Protection Officer GS-9.

Strategy/Process: Tyrone was approaching retirement with the U.S. Army after over 20 years of service and was seeking to transition to civilian life. His top priority was a federal job, but he was also considering private sector or state positions. He contacted the Resume Place for help with translating his many years of military service to a new federal and private sector resume. Tyrone applied for over 15 federal jobs over a span of five months, ranging from GS- 7 to GS-9. He received three federal job offers, but the commute from his home was too far. He decided to accept a state job nearby. He has not given up his federal job search, however, and plans to continue to search for opportunities in the area in which he lives.

I had no idea how to put 20 years of army experience into the new forms of resumes and KSAs that I was not familiar with. Carla saved me. I told her the field I wanted to work in and she created a federal resume, KSAs, cover letter, and a private sector resume for me and coached me on selecting the announcements that she felt were a good match for my experience. Carla saved me. I informed her of what I wanted, and the field I wanted to work in. She created a resume for me that got me qualified and hired. I retired Feb 1, 2008 and I start working with the state government in a position that is a pay equivalent to GS-9. Thanks, Carla. I could not be where I am without your help. Every penny I spent was well spent. If I had it to do all over again, I would. –Tyrone S.

Writer/Coach: Carla Waskiewicz

PROFESSIONAL INTERVIEW PREP LEADS TO JOB OFFER

Jobseeker: Former Military to Fed

Previous Job Title: unemployed

New Job Title: Accounting Technician

Nancy,

I have been looking forward to sending this email to you since we started working together. The phone interview I told you about turned into a job offer which I gladly accepted yesterday! I couldn’t be happier today! Thank you so much for helping me put together a winning resume that highlighted my experience and qualifications which got me the interview and subsequently the job. The “mock” phone interview was an invaluable tool that helped me be prepared for the real thing! For someone who had never experienced a performance based interview before the practice helped me focus my preparation on thinking of all of the examples that highlighted my skills and experiences. Thank you for all of your hard work, assistance, and guidance along the way! This has been a great journey with a very happy ending!

Marci

Writer/Coach: Nancy Segal

CLIENT RECEIVES 10 REFERRALS THROUGH RESUMIX!!

Jobseeker: Active Reserve Military to Fed

Previous Job Title: Broker and Reservist

New Job Title: Various positions at Army

Strategy/Process: Client had a private sector resume and was formerly a broker. Currently serving active duty and looking to transition into the federal sector. Coached client on how to read announcements and understand specialized experience requirements. Carefully targeted resume to positions which matched skill set. Since finishing his resume, the client has received 10 referrals as best qualified; had rated not qualified before working with us.

Hi Nancy,

I know it’s been quite some time since I last contacted you, so I thought I’d give you an update. So far, I’ve been referred for 10 positions. 5 of the referrals are working now, so hopefully I’ll get some interviews and a job offer. So far, all of my applications have been with the Army and no other agency.

Thanks again for your help; I couldn’t have even gotten this far without you.

Take care,

Kelly

Writer/Coach: Nancy Segal

MILITARY CRAFTSMAN RECEIVES THREE JOB OFFERS WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Jobseeker: Military to Federal

Previous Job Title: Craftsman/Shift Supervisor, United States Air Force

New Job Title: Welder, Department of Defense

Strategy/Process: This client was in the Air Force and he was focusing on attaining a position with the Federal Government as a Welder. Since he had a short timeframe for his job search, we quickly retooled his resume to showcase his metal working/crafting expertise. Particular attention was paid to crafting accomplishments and including them in the client’s resume. The client applied for three jobs, and was offered all three jobs before Christmas. He was more than happy to choose one and began work in late January.

“My current boss shared with me that I was selected for the job because of my resume, as it showed I was fully capable of taking on the position. I can’t stress enough how important a resume is in the Federal Government, so if it wasn’t for your outstanding abilities and expertise in writing resumes, odds are that even with my welding experience, I wouldn’t have been selected for the job, so thank you!”

Jake S.

Writer/Coach: Amy Connelly

CLIENT SERVING IN AFGHANISTAN THRILLED WITH OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE, BEST QUALIFIED AND REFERRED

Jobseeker: Military to Federal

Previous Job Title: Operations Manager; AC/S G-4 Division; III MEF Camp Courtney

Seeking New Job Title: Administrative Officer GS-0301-11 for DoDEA for DoDEA

Strategy/Process: The client was preparing to retire after 21 years of military service. He had a lengthy resume filled with many accomplishments and detailing complex job experiences but it contained military terminology difficult to decipher and was too long. We rewrote his resume using more civilian language, highlighted his accomplishments and focused on his relevant skills.

At The Resume Place we are committed to providing excellent customer service. For service members stationed in other parts of the world, it can sometimes be difficult to establish a connection due to the great differences in time zones. We will work with you and your schedule in order to make our arrangement work no matter where you are currently residing.

“Ladies, Thank you for the outstanding service and professionalism. This was a very rewarding experience for me. I am not sure what the outcome will be, but I was very happy with the service provided by you and your staff.

Starting over after 21 years is not an easy thing to do, going from hero to zero. However, the little amount of time communicating with you and your staff created a sense of ease in this transition process.

I am very happy with the product I received and will recommend your company to other service members.

The rest is up to me, if I am selected for the interview I will let you know the out come.” –V.J.

“Update two weeks later: On another note my resume made it through CHRO and was forwarded to Korea, the school superintendent and principals will decide from the group resumes who would be selected for an interview, Thank you.” –V.J.

Writer/Coach: Jessica Keppley

THANKS TO TARGETED RESUMES, HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER FEDERAL POSITION LANDED

Jobseeker: Military to Federal

Previous Job Title: Supervisor, Counter Rocket Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM), Northrop Grumman, Afghanistan, Joint Defense Operations Center (JDOC)

New Job Title: Selectee, Human Terrain Systems Program, BAE Systems

Strategy/Process: The client was seeking both federal and private industry opportunities. Opportunities being sought included fields of acquisition, business management, and Human Terrain Systems. One Federal Resume and two Private Industry Resumes were developed. As a result of developing concise and targeted resumes, the client was selected for a much sought after opportunity with BAE Systems.

“Thank you for all the work you put into my federal resume for the Human Terrain Systems program. BAE Systems has offered me the position and I will fly to Kansas City on Saturday to start my new job. I will be putting my resume into RESUMIX in two weeks for government selection. Again, I just wanted to say thank you for assisting me in this.” –T.T.

Writer/Coach: Sandra Keppley

CLIENT LANDED PERMANENT FEDERAL POSITION IN U.S. – AT GRADE 12 – WHILE STILL IN IRAQ!!

Jobseeker: Contractor to Fed

Previous Job Title: Counterintelligence Agent

New Job Title: GS-12, Security Specialist, U.S. Army civilian

Strategy/Process: Client had a previous resume that got no hits despite being highly qualified for the positions of interest. We worked as closely as possible to revise his resume, highlight his experience and use keywords optimally. Communicating was a challenge since he was in Iraq. On the 29th he applied for a job closing on the 30th. On his first submittal with his new resume he was referred. From Iraq, he managed to schedule a 40 minute phone interview which ended up lasting an hour and a half! He followed up by email and received the offer he wanted as a GS-12, Security Specialist.

“I was putting together KSAs to send to you and have just been offered a fantastic position with the Department of Energy…the first time I used the resume you provided. I appreciate the help. Overall I got the position, location, agency AND salary/GS-level I wanted. Pretty good deal.

Everything worked out and once again, I appreciate the help. Thanks for the assistance and thanks again for the resume. I have already referred several friends to the site.”

Writer/Coach: Daphne Houston


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