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By Kathryn Troutman, President, Resume Place, Inc.
January 10, 2018

Avoid These 10 Common Pitfalls in Your Resume in 2012

The new top 10 includes the most common problems we have seen in working with our clients this past year with writing a federal resume that will get an applicant Best Qualified, Referred, and Interviewed. These tips are based on federal resume writing classes taught at more than 30 federal agencies in 2011 with varied occupational series specializations, missions, and grade levels.

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The Art of Writing a KSA – Your Best Accomplishment Record (AR) Stories

After the federal resume is written and you have reviewed the announcement further, your writing isn’t finished yet! It is highly likely that you will have to address the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA) required for the position. The KSAs are critical to your entire application and your score.

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How to Prepare a Federal Resume For a GS-14 Position

Our advice:
A successful Federal Resume for a GS-14 position is all about leadership! Jim’s resume was falling far short of meeting that goal.

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Tough Love – USAJOBS Resume Builder Can Yield Big Results With A Federal Job

“First, set up your account and copy and paste your resume into the USAJOBS Builder and fill out all the required fields. Then I can review the resume for improving the duties and responsibilities descriptions and talk about the keywords and accomplishments.”

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1. DEVELOP A GAME PLAN. Rather than applying for every new Announcement at the next highest grade, step back and assess your own strengths, where the opportunities are to best utilize those skills, and where you will enjoy working. Focus on those Job Announcements first and integrate the next 6 TIPS in your analysis.

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Stop Using Your Private Industry Resume to Apply for Government Jobs on

If you want to get Best Qualified for a federal position and hopefully get referred to a supervisor, you have to write a very specific style, content and format federal resume.

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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

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Resume Place, Inc. is a GSA Schedule Holder, Certified Small, woman-owned business. We provide federal resume writing trainings in more than 50 federal agencies each year.

Thank you, Kathryn Troutman, Author

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