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"Good news! … thanks to your help, I made the cert and then got hired for the job. Again, thank you for all your help. (Your) company is wonderful and I (will) never hesitate to tell all the military families so."
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"I was offered and accepted the job this morning. I am very grateful for your support and encouragement."
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"Sharon, I just sent an email to Kathryn… I just wanted to profoundly THANK YOU… when I got to a quiet place and read the resume and KSA’s, I hardly recognized myself… It was pure magic, and I am eternally grateful. You a true gem, and very gifted. Thank You so very much!"
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"Tonight I just accepted a position as a Sr. Project Manager. I am beyond excited. With my new resume and skills, I was able to land a position that pays a base salary $15000 more than my previous position and that does not include bonuses."
"I took your class last Thursday. I just wanted you to know that I applied for a private sector job yesterday and used some of the new techniques that you taught me. I targeted my cover letter, elaborated with details, sprinkled with keywords, and was prepared for the follow-up questionnaire. The questionnaire asked for details, in paragraph form, and I wasn't a deer in the headlights this time. Anyway, I hit "submit" and an hour and a half later they called to ask me to interview. Even if this doesn't work out, I wanted to thank you. You have given me tools that are very valuable. Before your class I was tired and frustrated after these months of floundering - now I have new hope. Thank you again, you are amazing"Private Sector Position
"Thank you for the information regarding behavioral interviews. I viewed several federal hiring videos and read a number of articles but none analyzed the process or addressed the “so what” factor nearly as much as you. I’ve been out of the Army since December 2013 and haven’t had any success until now. We tend to adapt well to procedural/regulatory processes but need the roadmap in which you provide. On behalf of my family, thank you again for the assistance. I tend to dislike the phrase “Game Changer” but it’s the most appropriate description I can think of to describe the work you do."Target Position: Program Analyst, SV-0342-H/I, Transportation Security Administration
"I have gone over my resume several times and have completed my review. I want to say without the slightest hesitation what an outstanding job you have done. I have worked with Katheryn’s team since 2010. There is no question that the work your team has done for me has been integral to my success. However, the task that was put to you this time with a multi-year reorganization plan in front of me was a formidable challenge. You met this challenge and exceeded my expectations with what you have accomplished."Target Position: Program Analyst, GS-0342-12, Veterans Administration
"Dear Carla, Thank you so much for all of your hard working in re-branding me. While July 4, 1776 is considered Americas New Beginning, it is much more personal to me with my re-branding. With my new resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile, I am waiting for my fireworks to begin and I am sure the Finale will be spectacular. I will keep you posted where I end up. Thanks again for such outstanding work and for making this transition such a positive experience. Thanks again!"
"I was offered the position and will begin soon. I appreciated your help with my resume and interview preparation. You provided very good tips, were responsive, and kept me motivated."
‒ Applicant decided to leave the military. The Resume Place drafted a resume focused on translating this client’s military service. Client applied for 8 jobs, got 3 interviews and was offered a GS-13 position as a Support Services Supervisor.
"My current boss shared with me that I was selected for the job because of my resume, as it showed I was fully capable of taking on the position. I can’t stress enough how important a resume is in the Federal Government, so if it wasn’t for your outstanding abilities and expertise in writing resumes, odds are that even with my welding experience, I wouldn’t have been selected for the job, so thank you!" ‒ Jake S.
- Applicant was hired as the CFO for a Large Healthcare Agency, after coming to The Resume Place and working with Kathryn Troutman on the 5-Page SES Resume
“I just heard from my agency. I have been offered and accepted the agency CFO position. Thank you for all your hard work on my resume. It made the difference! I’m so thrilled – can’t wait to start.”
- Applicant was hired into a SES position at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), after working with The Resume Place on the various stages of his SES application
“Thank you for an outstanding job preparing me for a Senior Executive Service (SES) opportunity. Your ability to transform the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) (that you were also instrumental in developing) into a 5-page SES resume was astounding. The package sailed through five of the seven steps in the VA’s extensive evaluation process. Your expert knowledge of ECQ and Technical Qualification fundamentals ensure easy clearing of the VA’s steps one and two (minimum ECQ and Technical Qualification screening). The quality of the package resulted in my package being rated ‘best qualified’ in step three (Executive Review Board rating and ranking). The initial help you provided in construction of a full set of ECQs was critical to my excelling in step four of the process (structured interview). I specifically want to thank you for sharing your knowledge in my preparation for step five (screening by nominating organization, which included a second interview).”
- Applicant went from GS to a SES position with The Office of the Inspector General after coming to The Resume Place for help in rewriting a set of disapproved ECQs in the CCAR format and to include the leadership competencies required for each ECQ category.
"Thanks so much for all your help with this project! Those write-ups looked great! I got the word yesterday that OPM approved my package. Thank you."
“Your resume preparation helped me a lot! You did an excellent job! Thank you!”
“Prior to your assistance, I got absolutely nowhere! I applied for at least 12 positions without being referred and I could not understand why. I was really frustrated! I searched the web and found The Resume Place. I realize now how different the federal application process is from private sector. Resumes must be in a proper format, you must write answers to KSAs, provide additional documentation, and target the right jobs. Without the professional assistance, guidance and advice you provided, I would have never realized these results. The investment I made with The Resume Place has paid off!”
“I want to first start by saying THANK YOU! You were always prompt in your responses and very patient with me. I applied to only 2-3 positions before being selected for an interview for a position as GS-12 Procurement Analyst with the Dept of Health & Human Services DHHS. I was offered the job AND a salary increase of $10K over my private sector salary. I will strongly recommend your company to family and friends.”
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