Archive for the ‘Online Applications’ 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 ...

Have a Plain Text Version of your Federal Resume Ready for Some Online Application Sites

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Are you trying to attain a coveted Federal position?  Along with following the various guidelines that apply to Federal resumes and applications, you should also have a plain text version of your Federal resume ready for certain online application websites.If you are applying online, it is necessary to have a ...

Applying for a Federal Job Posting Online? Some Tips to Help You Get a Leg Up

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

The first thing of course is the quality of your Federal resume. Is it as good as it should be? Do it get your skills and qualifications across to the reader in a manner that will lead them to want to interview you? If not, you need to improve it, ...

Applying Online: You Need an Effective Plain Text Resume

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

When applying online a plain text version of the resume is essential.  When a resume is prepared in a standard word processing program such as Microsoft Word, Word Perfect or the word processing part of Open Office or Microsoft Works, the formatting is much cleaner and the resume itself looks ...

Search Tips for Finding Your Ultimate Government Job Posting

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

There are a number of websites with search engines devoted to helping you find government job postings. Some are helpful, some are scams – just keep in mind that government jobs aren't a secret, and there’s no reason to pay anyone money to find government job postings. By using even ...

Applying for Federal Employment: Trying to Survive “The Perfect Storm”

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

By Steve Oppermann 2/8/2007 http://www.fedsmith.com/ In the fact-based 2000 movie, “The Perfect Storm,” George Clooney and his brave crew were swallowed up by an unprecedented combination of storms in the North Atlantic. That film came to mind after I read the excellent recent articles “A Bad Recipe: The Irish Burgoo Vacancy Announcement,” by ...