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How-To: Federalize Your Resume

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How-To: Federalize Your Resume

  1. 1. Resumes and InterviewsTips for Tailoring Your TalentA Partnership for Public Service Webinar February 25, 2011
  2. 2. Presenters Alex Schual-Berke—Education and Outreach Program Associate, Partnership for Public ServiceIntro FE Site Resumes Interviews OURPUBLICSERVICE.ORG
  3. 3. Background: Partnership and FedExperience Our mission is to revitalize our federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works. FedExperience is a pilot program designed to help federal agencies fill mission-critical jobs by attracting experienced private sector talent to encore careers with the federal government. Intro FE Site Resumes Interviews OURPUBLICSERVICE.ORG
  4. 4. Agenda and Logistics FedExperience Web site Tour • FedExperience Job Board Federal Resumes Next Steps Interactivity Throughout • Q&A TabIntro FE Site Resumes Interviews OURPUBLICSERVICE.ORG
  5. 5. FedExperience Web site TourIntro FE Site Resumes Interviews OURPUBLICSERVICE.ORG
  6. 6. Federal Hiring Reforms: An IntroductionIntro FE Site Resumes Interviews OURPUBLICSERVICE.ORG
  7. 7. Federal Resumes: Find and Apply Review General Job Information Are You Qualified to Apply? How you will be evaluated? How to apply? • Required Documents • Deadlines! Tell the truth!Intro FE Site Resumes Interviews
  8. 8. Federal Resumes: Find and Apply ReviewDepartment of Labor Homeland Security IT Specialist (GS13/13)  IT Specialist (GS13/14) No Relocation expenses  Relocation expenses paid Create USAJobs resume  Apply via https://applicationmanag Register for DOORS to er.gov/ answer vacancy questions.  Create and submit a Upload or fax resume (OF 612) supplemental docs.  Upload or fax documents. Review and Finish. Intro FE Site Resumes Interviews OURPUBLICSERVICE.ORG
  9. 9. Federal Resumes Give the Opportunity To . . . Highlight accomplishments in detail Make the process fair for all applicants Assess your fit Prepare for the interviewIntro FE Site Resumes Interviews OURPUBLICSERVICE.ORG
  10. 10. Corporate Vs. Federal Resumes Shorter Longer Corporate Federal language Jargon and from job Acronyms announcement One May use resume personal resume, only USAjobs resume, or bothIntro FE Site Resumes Interviews OURPUBLICSERVICE.ORG
  11. 11. Federal Resumes Essential Resume Sections Federal Candidate Work Employee Education References AffiliationsInformation Experience InformationIntro FE Site Resumes Interviews OURPUBLICSERVICE.ORG
  12. 12. Be Aware . . . Some agencies have their own Web site for applicants To Fed Job • AVUE • Application Manager • QuickHire Some FedExperience jobs will permit you to submit your resume directly to the agencyIntro FE Site Resumes Interviews OURPUBLICSERVICE.ORG
  13. 13. Federal Resume StepsIntro FE Site Resumes Interviews
  14. 14. Federal Resume StepsIntro FE Site Resumes Interviews
  15. 15. Federal Resume StepsIntro FE Site Resumes Interviews
  16. 16. Practical Resume Tips Professionalism • Spelling, Grammar, email address Focus on relevant experience Use numbers, percentages, and data Be specific, provide references Tailor it to the job CCAR: Challenge, Context, Action, Result Get it in on time! Intro FE Site Resumes Interviews OURPUBLICSERVICE.ORG
  17. 17. What Happens Next? Position closes Agency evaluates candidate qualifications Agency produces certificate(s) of qualified candidates • Merit Promotion, External Competitive, etc. Certificate(s) provided to ―selecting official‖ and interview process beginsIntro FE Site Resumes Interviews OURPUBLICSERVICE.ORG
  18. 18. The Interview Request Agency scheduler may call or email Get as much information as possible • Point of contact information; agency specifics; job specifics; building access requirements Confirm the interview process • Panel, one-on-one, structured interview questions, length of interview Get the names of interviewers –if possible Intro FE Site Resumes Interviews OURPUBLICSERVICE.ORG
  19. 19. Additional Resources http://www.federalresumes.net/federal- resumes/ Makingthedifference.org http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/resumeandappl icationtips.asp#icc Chapters 11 and 9 Idiot’s Guide OURPUBLICSERVICE.ORG
  20. 20. Questions & Answers OURPUBLICSERVICE.ORG
  21. 21. ourpublicservice.org

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