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Federal Resume Guidebook Write a Winning Federal Resume to Get in, Get Promoted, and Survive in a Government Career!

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ISBN-10: 1563709252

ISBN-13: 9781563709258

Edition: 3rd 2004

Authors: Kathryn Kraemer Troutman

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List price: $21.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: JIST Publishing
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Getting Started
What Is a Federal Resume?
Six Resume Formats for the Six Most Common Federal Career Objectives
Federal Resumes for Career Change (Occupational Series Change and Advancement)
Federal Resumes for Career Change (with New Training and Education)
Federal Resumes for Lateral Moves (New Agency, New Location, or New Supervisor)
Federal Resumes for New Agencies with New Missions
Federal Resumes for Reinstatement
Strategies for Moving Up in Government
Setting Goals Makes the Difference
Know Your Agencies
Being Proactive: Eliminating the "Wait-and-See" Mentality
The One-Page Resume: A Networking and Self-Marketing Tool
Federal Resume-Writing Basics: Getting Started
Getting into the Mindset for Writing a Better Resume
Five Steps to Getting Started on Your Federal Resume
Information That Must Be Included on Your Federal Resume
The First Two Sections of a Federal Resume
Vacancy Announcement Search
Find Vacancy Announcements
Analyze the Vacancy Announcement
Follow the Application Instructions
The Importance of the Vacancy Announcements
Researching Your Core Competencies
What Are Your Core Competencies and How Can You Include Them in Your Resume?
Using Core Competencies as Transferable Skills When Changing Careers
Search for Agency and Company Core Competencies
Writing Your Federal Resume
Presenting Your Educational Background and Training
Considerations for Organizing Your Educational Background
Education Section Samples
Writing About Your Other Qualifications
Examples of "Other Qualifications" Sections
Job-Related Honors, Awards, or Special Accomplishments
Sports, Activities, and Special Interests
Media, Quotes, Articles, and Public Speaking
Travel Experience
Writing Your Work Experience
What the Work Experience Section Should Include
Know Your Audience: Who's Going to Read Your Resume?
Do Your Research
More Preparation Before Writing
Converting Your SF-171, OF-612, or Private-Sector Resume into a Better, Expanded Federal Resume
The Factor Evaluation System (FES)
The Rewriting Stage
Questions and Answers About the Work Experience Section
Writing Your Part-Time and Small-Business Job Descriptions
Writing About Unpaid Work Experiences
What Have You Accomplished? The Importance of Your Career and Volunteer Accomplishments
Project Lists
Plain-Language Resumes: Writing Well
Use Plain Words
Use Short Sentences
Do Not Use "I"
Use Powerful Words
Beware of Acronyms
No Bureaucratese, Colloquialisms, or Technobabble
Tell a Story or Describe a Project
Tell the Truth and Don't Exaggerate
Be Consistent with Verb Tenses
Avoid the Passive Voice
The Magic of Page 1: Focusing Your Resume Toward an Announcement, Promotion, or New Career
Overview of the Three Types of Focusing Sections
Targeting Your Resume to Each Announcement
Changing Careers Using the Focusing Sections
More Profile Statement Examples
Federal Resume Case Studies with Page 1 Focusing Sections
Electronic Resumes, Cover Letters, KSAs, and Applications
Putting Together Your Federal Resume Application
Organizing Your Resume Sections
Formatting Your Federal Resume
Grammar, Consistency, and Proofreading Tips
Packaging Your Application
Electronic Resume Writing
The Major Differences Between Electronic Resumes and "Paper" Federal Resumes
Ten Steps for Preparing and Writing a Successful Electronic Resume
The Bottom Line: Read the Directions Carefully
Applying for a Federal Job
USAJOBS and Recruitment One-Stop--The Near Future
The Present Situation: Several Different Automated HR Systems Manage Resumes for Federal Agencies
How Automated Human Resources Systems Manage Resumes
Two Typical Kinds of Vacancy Announcements--Open Inventory Announcements and Current Job Announcements
Boosting Your Employment Chances with Great KSAs
What Is a KSA?
An In-Depth Look at KSAs
How to Write Great KSAs
Recommended KSA Format
Examples of Good KSAs
Cover Letters with a Mission
Why Should You Include a Cover Letter?
Draft Your Cover Letter
Sample Cover Letters
Resumes and Guidance for Specific Federal Careers
Applying for the Senior Executive Service
A Profile of the SES
Requirements for Successful Applicants: Remember the Basics
What Does the SES Announcement Require?
Writing Executive Core Qualifications
The Anatomy of an ECQ
Sample ECQ Statements
A Sample Executive Federal Resume
Federal Job Survival: CareerProofing
The CareerProofing System
Protect Your Assets
Add Value to Where You Work
Putting It All Together
Federal Jobs in Science, Medicine, and Health Policy: Converting a Curriculum Vitae into a Federal Resume
Section-by-Section Conversion Instructions
Other Hints for Crafting Your Federal Resume
Before-and-After Sample CV and Federal Resume
Writing a Federal IT Resume
IT Resume Writing Challenges
Quick List of Final Steps to a Great IT Resume
Federal IT Resume Examples
Wage-Grade Resumes: Staying Employed, Getting Promoted, or Going to General Schedule (GS) Jobs
Case Study: Ship Fitters at Pearl Harbor
Strategies for Writing a Winning Wage-Grade Resume to Compete to Keep Your Job
The Most Desired Jobs for Former WG, WS, WL, WD, and WN Employees
Researching Your Transferable Skills and Keywords
Transitioning from a WG Career to a GS Career
Checklist for Writing a Wage-Grade Resume
Sample Resumix Resume for a Wage-Grade Transition
Resumes for Business Contracts and Purchasing
The "Government to Business" Imperative
Skills for Contracting Experts
The OPM's Classification Standards
New Competencies Needed for Contract Specialists in Government
Examples of the Types of Contracts Negotiated and Managed
Examples of Good Contracting Resumes
Resumes for Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Series Jobs
State to Federal Career Change
Transitioning from Private Industry to Government
Moving Up from One Federal Job to Another
Transitioning from Nonprofit to a Federal Job (Electronic Resume)
Summary: Six Key Ways to Improve Your Administrative Resume
Applying for Program/Management Analyst Positions
What Is a Program/Management Analyst?
Job Requirements for a Program/Management Analyst
Gearing Your Resume Toward a Program/Management Analyst Job
Sample Resume for a Program/Management Analyst
Summary: Final Advice for the Program/Management Analyst
Human Resources Management: An Occupation in Transition
Addressing the New HR Competencies
Developing New HR Competencies on Shifting Sands
Two Contexts, Three Roles, and Ten Specialties: Using the HR Classification Standards to Focus Your KSAs
Putting It All Together: Writing KSAs in the CCAR Format
Eight Emerging KSAs for the HR Career Field
Military to Civilian Resume Conversions
Translating Your Resume to Civilian Speak
Focusing Your Resume
Federal Resume Examples