You Don’t Need A College Degree To Qualify For An Administrative Job

Our client, a GS-7 for several years, was interested in applying for a federal government position as a GS-0301-09. Group 0300 is reserved for Administrative Management series positions. She contacted The Resume Place because the language in the Qualifications portion of the Announcement confused her. Her concern was that she didn’t have a degree.
The Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) qualification standards for Group 0300 positions permit qualification on the basis of education/training, or experience, or a combination of the two. Many applicants for these positions are unaware that their experience may convert in whole or in part for education.

Congratulations! You’ve Gotten Your Degree – Have You Considered A Federal Job?

The government is hiring New Grads and Interns! Many college students list the US government as one of their top targeted employers. Read about the Best Places to Work in Government.
Here are a few tips that you’ll need to know for your Federal job search and information that can be found in the Student’s Federal Career Guide, 3rd Edition:
Tip #1: Learn how to search for PATHWAYS internships on
Tip #2: Learn how to find the KEYWORDS for your federal resume.

Spring Break is for Colorful Resume Writing!

If you have never written a resume, or if you feel like a new look for your current resume, check out the samples in Kathryn Troutman’s latest book, Creating Your First Resume.
Top Tips:
  • Find one or two job announcements to compile some keywords and skills
  • Go to and copy and paste your resume into the builder system
  • Select your template based on your mood for the day – structured, colorful, two-columns, graphs, charts, logos or traditional