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PowerPoint presentation covering the basics of applying for Federal Jobs.

PowerPoint presentation covering the basics of applying for Federal Jobs.

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  • 1. Applying for Federal Jobs
  • 2. What is USAJOBS.gov? <ul><li>. </li></ul><ul><li>USAJOBS allows you to: </li></ul><ul><li>Create an account </li></ul><ul><li>Build your resume </li></ul><ul><li>Search for available jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Apply for federal positions </li></ul>
  • 3. Create an Account <ul><li>Build and store up to five distinct resumes </li></ul><ul><li>Save and automate job searches </li></ul><ul><li>Save and apply for jobs </li></ul>
  • 4. The USAJOBS Resume Builder allows you to create one uniform resume that provides all of the information required by government agencies.
  • 5. Resumes on USAJobs.com <ul><li>You may store up to 5 resumes </li></ul><ul><li>2 of your resume can be uploaded. Uploaded resumes cannot be edited or searched. </li></ul><ul><li>USAJOBS Resume Builder assures you have all the basic information required by Federal Agencies and can be edited and are searchable by employers </li></ul>
  • 6. Getting Started <ul><li>Read the JOB ANNOUNCEMENT to better understand the types of skills and knowledge required to do the job. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Highlight the words and phrases used to describe the duties and the required competencies and use them in your resume. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write a list of your matching skills/competencies, experience, training, and education. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use technical terms that are commonly used in your occupation or that pertain to the position for which you wish to be considered. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Read the job announcement to better understand the skills and knowledge required for the position. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Highlight the words and phrases used to describe the duties and the required competencies and use them in your resume . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write a list of your matching skills/competencies, experience, training, and education . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use technical terms that are commonly used in your occupation or that pertain to the position for which you wish to be considered. </li></ul></ul>
  • 7. <ul><li>Describe your experience </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Describe your knowledge, skills, & abilities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>List any key systems or software you have used </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>List any pertinent regulations, directives, or instructions, etc </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 8. It is extremely important that you review the vacancy announcement for specific course requirements. If specialized courses are required and you have not listed them or do not have them, you will not be found qualified .
  • 9. <ul><li>EDUCATION </li></ul><ul><li>Must Include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High school and college(s)/university(ies) you attended. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Location of the school, college, or university </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Degree or diploma achieved </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Date you received the degree, or when it is expected </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overall GPA for your degree program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Major field of study </li></ul></ul>
  • 10. KSA KSA's are knowledge, skills, and abilities that are used to determine the extent to which your qualifications (experience and education) match the requirements of the job for which you may be interested in applying  
  • 11. <ul><li>CCAR Recommended by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). </li></ul><ul><li>C ontext </li></ul><ul><li>C hallenge </li></ul><ul><li>A ction </li></ul><ul><li>R esult </li></ul>
  • 12. <ul><li>RESUME TIPS </li></ul><ul><li>Keep to the 6-page Limit </li></ul><ul><li>Modify your resume to the specific position to which you are applying </li></ul><ul><li>If you need more than 3,000 characters to describe a position held, add a “new experience” and state you are continuing from previous experience </li></ul>
  • 13. <ul><li>Minimize or avoid the use of special characters, such as “bullets” ~ they show up as “?” or “<“ or “>”. </li></ul><ul><li>Have someone review your resume to provide feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Spell out all acronyms at least once </li></ul><ul><li>Start early to ensure you have adequate time to prepare your resume </li></ul><ul><li>RESUME TIPS CONTINUED </li></ul><ul><li>Minimize or avoid the use of special characters, such as “bullets” ~ they show up as “?” or “<“ or “>”. </li></ul><ul><li>Have someone review your resume to provide feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Spell out all acronyms at least once </li></ul><ul><li>Start early to ensure you have adequate time to prepare your resume. </li></ul>
  • 14. <ul><ul><li>Every agency requires specific information and provides specific instructions on how they want you to communicate your information . </li></ul></ul>
  • 15. Salary Grades http://www.opm.gov/fedclass/index.asp for white collar positions http://www.opm.gov/fedclass/html/fwsdocs.asp for trades, craft, and labor positions.
  • 16. Many first-time federal job seekers do not realize that there is more than one federal resume builder website where jobs are posted for various agencies.
  • 17. RESUME BUILDERS Army CPOL Resumix Navy CHARTS Format AVUE Digital Service ( Forest Service, Department of Justice, DEA, Navy Field Offices and others.) Quickhire Format (DOT, GSA, TSA and other agencies)
  • 18. <ul><li>Remember, each Agency has its own unique method of applying, resume requirements, supplemental questions, KSA requirements, and possible supplemental documents. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you read each Job Posting carefully. </li></ul><ul><li>Failure to follow exact requirements will preclude you from being considered for the position no matter how qualified you may be. </li></ul>Final Tips

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