The New Curve Ball in the Federal Job Application Process: SELF ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS

August 13, 2007 – 7:03 pm

There is a new curve ball in federal government applications – self-assessment questions.  Just when you though you mastered the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA statements), now you are also required to complete self-assessment questions for many coveted federal government positions.Self-assessment questions are actually intended to simply the process of applying for a federal job and will replace KSA job element statements.  These self-assessment questions are actually pre-interview questions to reveal whether you are really qualified for the position.  If you give yourself a low rating, you should consider whether this job is right for you.  When you give yourself a high rating, you need to substantiate your rating with evidence of your qualifications or performance.  All the self-assessment questions relate to the duties and specialized experience required for the job you are applying for.To ensure you complete self-assessment questions properly and prepare a resume and application according to government specifications, consider hiring a professional resume writer.  A professional resume writer is familiar with the process of applying for federal jobs and can ensure your resume, application and self-assessment question responses are in accordance with what the government is seeking.  In a competitive arena, a professional resume writer can give you a distinct advantage when apply for a federal job and may even mean the difference between getting the position you want or not even being called for an interview.

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