Archive for the ‘Questions Our Readers Ask’ Category

The Difference Between an Air Force and a Navy Resume Format

Monday, August 18th, 2008

What is the different between an Air Force and a Navy resume format? Both types of resumes use the Resumix resume format, a specialized type of Federal resume that adheres to strict standards set forth by the organization that does the screening and hiring of candidates. Both ...

What Happens if I Exceed the Character Limits on my Federal Resume?

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

Q.  What happens if I exceed the characters limits on my Federal resume?A.  Remember that your Federal resume is the first impression your prospective employers get of you and your qualifications.  Federal resumes and job applications follow a specific format and you must follow the guidelines provided for applying.  When ...

A Reader Asks: Is the Federal Job Process Longer Than Private Sector?

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

Q.  Is the federal job process longer than private sector?A.  The federal job process is definitely longer than the private sector.  First of all, it takes more time and a greater effort to prepare a federal resume and the accompanying KSA statement.  The format and content of federal resumes need ...

Can I Use My Corporate Resume to Apply for a Federal Job Posting? The Short Answer is NO

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

A corporate resume geared for the private sector is different than a resume to apply for a desirable position with the federal government.Applying for a federal job requires you to submit certain documentation according to their specifications and guidelines.  With so many applicants for federal jobs, if you fail to follow the ...

A Reader Asks: Is there a Difference between a Federal KSA and KSAO

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Q.  Is there a difference between a Federal KSA and KSAO?A.  Frequently the terms Federal KSA and KSAO are interchanged and both refer to the knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics.  KSAs are sometimes referred to more specifically as KSAOs.  A KSAO outlines the attributes that are necessary to perform a specific ...

HOW DOES THIS WORK?

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

Q: Can I send my current GS-14 PD and the job announcement to develop a KSA for a GS-15 job? A: To answer your question about writing a KSA, the process is quite easy. Once you place your order, you will receive an email from a Client Services Manager, providing you ...

Does my Military Service Count for Anything on a Federal Resume?

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Q: Does your military service count for anything on a Federal resume? A: Yes, it certainly does. Your military service gives you a leg up in the application process. Your years of service in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard will count as years of Federal ...

Get Answers to Your Federal Job Process Questions

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

If you have a question about the federal job process, that relates to the application procedures, resume formats, ECQ, KSA or supplemental data - as well as the online applications that involve Resume Builder or Resumix - post them here. We will do our best to respond to your questions ...