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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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What a Federal Resume IS and IS NOT

At the Resume Place, when we give you a Free Project Review, we evaluate your resume to determine whether or not your current draft has all of the required components of a federal resume. Almost all of the resumes we review are NOT federal resumes. Below is my short list for you to use to determine if you have a federal resume or not.

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How to Create Outstanding Keyword Headers for Your Outline Format Federal Resume

Here is something we have heard many times from misinformed federal jobseekers and even federal resume writers:

“I still employ the ‘include the kitchen sink’ approach as I assume that the USAJOBS resumes are still first being read by computers.”

No,

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Are You Qualified for the Job? The Quickest Way to Get the Answer

One of my favorite USAJOBS “tricks of the trade”—and a much over-looked resource by most federal jobseekers—is reading the questionnaire of a vacancy announcement.

Novice jobseekers often try to analyze the job announcement narrative to figure out whether or not they qualify for the job. Actually, the answer is quite clear if you click on the magic link buried deep into the announcement that says “View Occupational Questionnaire” or “View Assessment Questions.”

It’s like getting lost in the woods and suddenly finding the map that will get you back out.

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College Students: Create a Killer Resume Over Winter Break

Congratulations on finishing the Fall 2014 semester! Everyone here at The Resume Place remembers the feelings of exhaustion and triumph that accompany the end of a semester in college. We hope you can take some time to sleep, consume real food, and decompress with friends and family; you deserve it.

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“Oil Pipeline” Federal Jobs

Even though the Senate defeated the Bill on the Keystone XL Pipeline by a narrow vote there are OIL PIPELINE JOBS posted on USAJOBS.gov.

These are fascinating jobs that require a combination of highly specialized skills in: Oil Pipeline, Petroleum, Fuel Distribution, Accounting and Energy Industry knowledge. I searched for the words OIL PIPELINE on the USAJOBS homepage.

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To Choose the Best College Majors, Veterans Need Early Career Counseling, Data Shows

It’s a hard truth: Nearly half of recent veterans who use their GI Bill benefits to further their post-secondary education are failing to obtain a diploma or certificate within a decade, says a study released this year. And according to an analysis by The Resume Place, a major cause of this shortfall is veteran students’

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College Counselors’ Top Tips for Students Applying for Federal Jobs

Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) (see article on PRWeb)

Many students and new grads are interested in federal employment.

About one-fourth of US college students list government as one of their three major targeted employers,

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How to Start a Federal Resume Writing Project: Military and Veterans

Question:

“I’m currently active duty military, and I’m looking to transition into a second career with the federal government. I was wondering how your service works. Do I give you my performance reports, and you turn them into a resume? I do not have a current resume,

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Student’s Federal Career Guide

Attention Students and Grad Students: The Federal Resume is NOT THE SAME as your Private Industry Resume
Find out how to do it right! Get our Federal Resume Samples for PMF and Pathways Applications
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Student Federal Resume Samples

  • Want to just see a few sample Student Federal Resume Samples from the book?

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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.