Seven Federal Job Search Tips for Recent Grads and Current Students

A career in the Federal Government can be very rewarding, but the process for obtaining a position can be challenging. The federal job search involves a different process and a different resume style than the conventional job search. Here are seven tips to assist you with landing a federal opportunity.

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Building Your Career Through Freelancing

Whether you are launching your first career or transitioning into a new one, you should consider the option of freelancing as a stepping stone to develop your skills and confidence. According to a recent report by Upwork and Freelancers Union, there are an estimated 57.3 million Americans currently freelancing. However, the thought of being your own boss may be daunting and it can be difficult to figure out where to start. Here are some tips to help you launch a career as a freelancer.

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Creating a Resume that Tells a Story

A standout resume tells a story of your achievements and does not simply list the duties you are responsible for. Writing a resume highlighting your success may come easy for professionals who have defined, measurable goals. However, if you are working in a role where your impact is ambiguous or not exactly quantifiable, this may be a challenge.Continue Reading

Three Questions to Create a Better Resume

When updating your resume, job seekers seem to default to discussing duties and responsibilities and often neglect highlighting significant accomplishments and relevant skills. One way to combat writer’s block is to start the process by asking yourself self-reflective prompts to help you recall stories that showcase your unique work history. Keep your content focused to ensure you include information that will show the employer how you could potentially help their organization.Continue Reading

How to Optimize Your Resume for a Specific Position

Job seekers may find the thought of tailoring their resume for every position they apply for exhausting. This can certainly be a daunting task, especially if you have not identified a general focus for your career. However, remember your resume should be a brief account of your education, qualifications, and experience that relates to the position you are seeking. Here’s a strategy to consider before you put everything about your career into one document and leave it to the employer to sort out:Continue Reading

How to Gain the Interest of Recruiters During a Virtual Career Fair

Although it is convenient to attend a career fair online, it does still require an investment of your time, so you want to be prepared to make the most of the opportunity to connect with employers. It is important to keep in mind that the goal of the participating recruiters is to find qualified candidates for their current or future openings.Continue Reading