Archive for the ‘Your Federal Resume’ 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 ...

How To Find Government Job Postings

Monday, July 28th, 2008

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 Federal government job postings. By using even ...

The Top 5 Mistakes Most Federal Applicants Make When Writing Their Own Government Resume

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Preparing a federal resume is much different than preparing a resume for submission to the private sector.  Consider the top 5 mistakes most federal applicants make then they try to write their own government resume: your resume is not the proper length and fails to provide sufficient details – a federal resume ...

Does your Military Background Really Count for Anything on your Federal Resume? Let’s See…

Monday, November 19th, 2007

If you are seeking a coveted Federal position, you may be wondering if your military background really counts on your resume. The answer is that your military background definitely gives you an advantage in the competitive Federal job arena.Skills you gained in the military are directly transferable to may ...

A Reader Asks: Should I Write My Own Federal Resume or Will it Affect My Chances at Qualifying for a Government Position?

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

Answer: Writing your own Federal resume is certainly possible but can be a tricky task to take on. Each posted Federal position has specific requirements and a certain procedure that must be followed to apply for the job. You are responsible for using certain keywords that appear ...

Understanding the VET GUIDE on the OPM Website for Federal Government Employment

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

If you are a veteran of the armed forces who served our country, it is important for you to understand the Vet Guide on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) website for the Federal government.  As a veteran, you may be entitled to a veterans preferences under the United States ...

Performing a SWOT Analysis on your Business Skills & Then Capitalizing on Them

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

When you perform a SWOT analysis on your business skills, you will be able to capitalize on them to make the most of your unique abilities. Strategic planning is an essential part of determining your current and future business success. What exactly is a SWOT analysis? SWOT stands for strengths, weaknesses, ...

How to Determine Your Veteran’s Preference Before Applying for a Federal Job

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Have you served in the military and do you have a veterans' preference? Here are ways to determine if you have a veterans preference prior to applying for a Federal position.Basically, the law states that disabled veterans or veterans who served on active duty in the Armed Forces during ...

What Happens When You Exceed Character Limits on a Federal Job Application or Resume

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Federal job applications and resumes must follow a certain format and comply with the guidelines.  What happens when you exceed the character limits on a Federal job application or resume?  The Federal system immediately recognizes you did not follow the guidelines.If your Federal government resume or job application exceeds the character limit, ...

Including the Vacancy Announcement Number on All Federal Job Documents

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

Applying for a Federal job is not like looking for a job in the private sector.  When you seek a Federal position, your application, resume and related documents need to follow certain guidelines.  Additionally, there are many applicants for Federal jobs so every page of your application documents has to ...