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Federal resume guidebook : strategies for writing a winning federal electronic resume, KSAs, and essays

Author: Kathryn K Troutman
Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : JIST Works, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn K Troutman
ISBN: 9781593574260 1593574266
OCLC Number: 82368032
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 368 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Contents: Index of sample resumes --
Foreword --
About this book --
Acknowledgments --
About the contributors --
pt. 1. Writing a USAJOBS resume and other electronic federal resumes --
ch. 1. What is a federal resume? --
What is a federal resume? --
Are you qualified or best qualified? --
The difference between federal resumes and private-industry resumes --
Federal resume formats --
Federal resume case studies --
Summary --
ch. 2. Work experience : the most important section of your resume --
Federal job seekers write about their experiences in many formats --
OPM's Qualifications Standards : understanding the importance of generalized, specialized experience and level of experience --
Five ways not to write your experience section --
and solutions --
Federal resume writing lessons --
Summary ---
ch. 3. Education and job related training --
Considerations for organizing your educational background --
Education section samples --
Job related training section samples --
Summary --
ch. 4. Additional information --
Resume sections for additional information --
Examples of additional information sections --
Summary --
ch. 5. Focusing strategies : profile statements, top skills, and specialized qualifications --
Overview of the four types of focusing sections --
Federal resume case studies with additional information focusing sections --
Summary --
ch. 6. Keywords for 12 occupational series : what are your keywords? --
How these keyword lists were selected --
12 occupational series analyzed for keywords/skills --
Summary. pt. 2. Plain language and value-added lessons --
ch. 7. Plain-language writing lessons --
First principle : use plain words to write about what you really do at work --
Second principle : use short sentences --
Third principle : Use "I" intelligently --
Fourth principle : use powerful words --
Fifth principle : beware of acronyms --
Sixth principle : No bureaucratese or position description (PD)-style writing --
Seventh principle : tell a story or describe a project --
Eighth principle : be consistent with verb tenses --
Ninth principle : avoid the passive voice and words to NOT use in your resume --
Tenth principle : tell the truth and brag a little --
Summary --
ch. 8. Researching the agency's 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 --
Agency and company competencies --
Sample resume with core competencies --
Summary. pt. 3. Questions, KSAs, and essays in the resume --
ch. 9. New essay writing : the KSA way --
What is a KSA? --
What is an essay? --
Introducing three KSA/essay writing styles --
An in-depth look at KSAs and essays --
How to write narrative CCAR KSAs --
Essay and KSA samples --
Summary --
ch. 10. Questions and self-assessment essays --
Responding to questions and essays --
Case study : TSA supervisory screener --
Summary --
pt. 4. Navigating USAJOBS and announcement analysis strategies --
ch. 11. Vacancy announcement analysis techniques --
Step 1. Find announcements --
Step 2. Analyze the vacancy announcement and "how to apply" instructions --
Summary --
ch. 122. Applying for jobs with USAJOBS and other federal resume builders --
Maximize your use of the resume builders --
The most popular federal resume builders and their resume headings --
Air Force Civilian Personnel System : using its resume writer program --
Summary of resume builder headings --
Summary. pt. 5. Special insight for targeting occupational series --
ch. 13. Science, medicine, and health policy : converting a curriculum vitae into a federal resume --
The difference between a CV and a federal resume --
Section-by-section conversion instructions --
Other hints for crafting your federal resume --
Example federal resume/curriculum vitae --
Summary --
ch. 14. Information technology resumes --
Government IT jobs in the 21st century --
IT job series : how the federal government has organized --
Selecting the right job announcement for you --
Frequently asked questions about IT federal resumes --
Focusing on your IT career --
Example federal resumes for IT positions --
Summary --
ch. 15. Contract specialists, purchasing agent, and business analyst resumes --
The "government-to-business" imperative --
Skills for contracting experts --
OPM's classification standards --
New competencies needed for contract specialist in government --
Examples of the types of contracts negotiated and managed --
Sample contracting =-series resumes --
Summary --
ch. 16. Administrative assistant and secretarial resumes --
Previewing job postings --
Clerical/administrative case studies --
Summary --
ch. 17. Management and program analyst resumes --
The management and program analyst, according to OPM --
What are the critical skills of a management and program analyst? --
Federal employees seeking career change with career ladder management analyst positions --
More hints for writing a management and program analyst resume --
A sample management and program analyst resume --
Summary --
ch. 18. Human resources management resumes --
Necessary competencies and skills --
Applying for HR jobs --
Sample HR management resume --
Summary. pt. 6. Special federal job seeker strategies : SES, military, and wage-grade transitions --
ch. 19. Senior executive service, executive core qualifications --
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 --
Summary --
ch. 20. Military to federal resume conversions --
Translating your resume to civilian speak --
Focusing your resume --
Sample resumes --
Summary --
ch. 21. Wage-grade to General Schedule (GS) transitions --
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 --
pt. 7. Federal Career management strategies --
ch. 22. Strategies for moving up --
Setting goals makes the difference --
Some tips on networking : it is who you know! --
Know your agencies --
Being proactive ; eliminating the "wait-and-see" mentality --
The one-page resume : a networking and self-marketing tool --
Summary --
ch. 23. Preparing for a behavior-based interview --
Federal job interview styles --
Practice your best success stories for the behavior-based interview --
Sample competency-based interview questions --
A step-by-step approach to preparing for a behavior-based interview --
Summary --
Epilogue --
appendix. More sample federal resumes --
Responsibility: Kathryn Kraemer Troutman.
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