Dottie Hendricks, trained and certified in Federal Human Resources recruitment and selection, has written professionally for more than 30 years. She joined the Resume Place as a full time writer and career consultant in early 2008 and has trained numerous job seekers in writing strategies. She also serves as a professional mentor and has written hundreds of federal and private resumes.
She has a unique ability to translate military skills and knowledge to civilian positions – both government and private industry. She is skilled in working with Veterans and military now transitioning out of the service. A proactive Army client recently engaged us to write his resumes. He received 4 Federal job offers using the resume Dottie wrote. He selected one (at a higher grade than he expected) and was ready to start work in his new job as soon as he separated.
Because of her years in Private Industry, Dottie’s resume writing expertise lies in analyzing the top skills of target positions and matching the applicant’s accomplishments to demonstrate the qualifications. Information is presented in an easy-to-read outline style, weaving key words and phrases with the client’s experience, providing a polished final document that can easily be inserted into numerous Federal online resume format.
Dottie’s clients have a high rate of success; applicants who have been referred for interviews and offers include those making the very difficult transition from private industry to federal sector jobs. Her clients consistently praise her writing, her dedication and accommodating style. Her ability to ask relevant questions assists candidates in developing examples for writing KSA narratives in the OPM-recommended Context-Challenge-Actions-Results (CCAR) format.
Her real-world executive experience as a Director of Special Events in large hotels included a wide array of industries, associations, and government agencies and has given Dottie a broad base of knowledge across many fields. Applying her 30 years’ experience in high level customer service, training, sales, and marketing in private industry allows her to utilize her keen skill in providing persuasive, and easy to understand writing. Her private industry experience included business plans, budget and forecast justifications, operational and training manuals, customer and industry communications and more.
Dottie is a contributor to Kathryn Troutman’s Ten Steps to a Federal Job, 2nd edition, providing case studies of successful applicants.