Archive for the ‘KSA (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)’ 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 ...

Focused KSA Statements are Your Key Success

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

If you feel that the interview door is locked when it comes to applying for a coveted Federal position, well-written and focused KSA statements are your key to opening that door.A KSA statement actually stands for Knowledge, Skills and Abilities and outlines the qualities you possess that make you an ...

Federal KSA – Demystifying the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities the OPM is Looking For in You

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

When you apply for a position with the federal government you will most likely need to prepare an accompanying KSA statement, which is a short term that stands for “knowledge, skills and abilities”.Knowledge is the body of information you have factually and procedurally to perform the job.  Skills are the ...

Use Keywords in the Vacancy Announcement to Enrich a Federal Resume and KSAO

Monday, September 24th, 2007

Your federal resume and KSAO outlining your knowledge, skills and abilities by using relevant keywords are the most important documents required to start or advance your career with the federal government.Federal resumes are much different from those used to apply for positions in private industry. Most federal resumes are ...

Keywords are the Secret Key to Federal Employment When Writing your KSA

Monday, August 20th, 2007

In your Federal resume and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA), it is essential to use certain keywords to gain attention over the many other applicants for the position. The use of the right keywords can get your resume and KSA noticed by a Federal employer over a sea of ...

KSA Factors

Friday, August 17th, 2007

KSAs—an acronym for Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities—are a set of questions to help determine if you are a good fit for a job, based on (you guessed it!) your combined set of job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities.Vacancy announcements list the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities an agency wants to see ...

Are your KSA Statements in CCAR Format? If Not, Forget About Job Consideration

Friday, July 20th, 2007

 Your KSA statement gives you an opportunity to demonstrate your specific Knowledge, Skill or Ability. KSA statement give you a place to list educational courses, training, awards and quotes from letters and evaluations.Your KSA statement needs to be based on the new OPM recommended CCAR model. CCAR stands ...

How Long Should a KSA Statement Be? Length is as Important as Content In Some Cases

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

In many instances, length and format are as important as content. When you consider that only the top three KSA essays will be considered for employment, it’s important to prepare this relevant document correctly.KSA stands for knowledge, skills and abilities that a federal agency feels are necessary to perform a particular ...

How the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Grades your KSA Statement

Friday, June 8th, 2007

Your KSA's, features knowledge, skills and abilities that relate directly to the job that you are applying for with your Federal resume. It is graded by the OPM, or Office of Personnel Management. When they grade it the OPM grader or reviewer uses a pre-establshed point system as a grading ...

Understanding the Difference Between KSA and ECQ in the Federal Job Application

Friday, May 18th, 2007

Most people don’t know the difference between a KSA and an ECQ in the Federal job application process.  KSA's are required when applying for most federal jobs. Used in conjunction with your Federal resume they allow the hiring manager to evaluate your knowledge, skills and abilities for the job you are ...