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TIME TO UPDATE YOUR RESUMES NOW!

RESUME PLACE ALERT:
TIME TO UPDATE YOUR RESUMES NOW!
by Kathryn Troutman, March 21, 2017

This much we know: President Trump has ordered a limited federal hiring freeze and a broad review of the federal workforce with an eye toward reducing headcount.

But we don’t know many specifics regarding potential furloughs or layoffs in individual agencies,

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Creating Your First Resume

Our newest book is sweeping the awards!




Creating Your First Resume is the award-winning how-to guide for writing a first-time resume. 

This book is designed for high schools,

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Five Tips to Landing a US Government Job Overseas

The federal government has quite a footprint in overseas locations throughout the world. Primarily these jobs are with the DoD, though many components and agencies within the Department are represented. Civilian overseas positions are very attractive for several reasons–chief among them being the opportunity to live and work in interesting and frequently beautiful foreign locales.

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5 Secrets to the New USAJOBS Applicant Pages

USAJOBS just got updated as of 8/20! You will see new colors (green, gray and black), new bold screens, flow and even new language, i.e., Unique Hiring Paths, Advancing, Paused, Stopped, Unknown Results + No More Dropdowns! I like the changes and the new language! And I like the all new Homepage / RESULTS page!

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Many Federal Agencies Offer Jobs Fighting Terrorism

Especially in these times, legions of American civilians feel called to join the battle against terrorism, international and domestic. For those so motivated, there are hundreds of federal agencies and departments offering jobs in many occupational fields that contribute to the United States’ vast counterterrorism efforts. Demand for skilled professionals is high and help is available for candidates who choose to undertake the government’s exacting and exhaustive application processes.

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

THE CHALLENGE

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.

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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.

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The New Graduate Federal Resume is much different than the typical two-page private sector resume.

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Choose Your Career Before You Pick a College Major

3 Catastrophic Errors and 3 Ways to Avoid Them

It certainly is ironic: Service men and women returning to civilian life often choose “the life of the mind” — full-time college sponsored by the GI Bill, that is — without giving much thought to which major will bring them career and financial success.

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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. Using www.hloom.com, a free Microsoft Word template resume builder website, your resume can be beautiful and ready for Spring and Summer Job Searches.

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How to Write an Accounting, Budget, or Auditing Federal Resume

Insights and tips for ensuring your resume is on target!

Job opportunities for financial professionals are abundant in the federal government. Why? Because financial professionals are essential to the operations of virtually every government agency. A recent search of the USA Jobs website for an Accounting (0510) position,

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Federal Jobs by College Major

See the USAJOBS Federal Employment Information Fact Sheet containing a table that groups Federal jobs that are often filled by college graduates with appropriate academic majors.