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.
Is your resume remarkable, or does it blend into the background? If you’re trying to stand out among the competition for that dream job, you need a resume that really shines.
Your resume is a self-marketing tool that outlines your skills and experiences so an employer can see, at a glance, how you can contribute to their organization. The goal of an effective resume is to highlight and summarize your qualifications. When crafting a resume, it is important to decide what you want to emphasize so you can choose the best resume type to fit your needs. Continue below for explanations of each resume type.
A resume is a marketing tool used to highlight your applicable work, education, experience and skills. When crafted successfully, it should increase your chances of getting an interview.
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If you’ve ever thought about applying for a job in the federal government, you probably noticed right away that it’s not your standard job search. You can’t simply submit your regular resume and expect to get results. In order to pursue a career working for Uncle Sam, you need something special: a federal resume.Continue Reading
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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
This is the second installation of a three-part series about how to use the 12 weeks of summer to enhance your career experience and boost your chances of success.Continue Reading