KSA Writing Dos

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities are required on many different types of applications for employment. The most common employer requiring this information is the federal government. These KSA's as they are often referred to can be the difference between getting an interview and receiving a rejection l... [More]

Federal Resume Writing Don'ts

There are a few don'ts when it comes to writing your federal resume, too. Don't: ·    Fail to include SPECIFIC information as it pertains to the job you are applying for Again, it's possible to "fill in the gaps" if you don't have the necessary education for a partic... [More]

Federal Resume Writing Do's

Most of us have at least taken a stab at writing a regular resume, but writing a federal resume is a bit different. You can't simply follow the "rules" of writing a standard resume and expect that it will get you that federal job. In other words, you have to meet certain rules and criteria in your r... [More]

Disadvantages of Federal jobs

There are often no routes to advancement in government. Most of the time you will stay right where you started your government employment, unless you can get an education.   Government jobs tend to suck people in. You might plan on only being there for about a year, but you may find tha... [More]

Pros of Federal Jobs

Normal 0 One employer that will always be hiring in your area is the local government, as long as you have a good Federal resume. For this reason it is almost always desirable to work in government, but there are a few other reasons as well. For instance, there are some amazing benefits and per... [More]

Military to Federal Transition How To

The transition from the military to the private sector is never easy. Somebody who has spent his or her entire adult life in the military finds the civilian world quite a jungle to confront. However, with sufficient studying one can smoothly transition from the military without any major problems. M... [More]

Some Good Entry-level Federal Jobs

Having a job in the Federal department has some advantages over the private, NGO and other sectors. The jobs tend to be stable and one’s probability of rising up the ranks is more realistic. There is no likelihood of suffering a lay-off when the economy takes a dive. Like in every other sector... [More]

Security Clearance Guide

Are you currently seeking Federal employment or, perhaps, looking for a career in the military? If so, you will need to familiarize yourself with the subject of security clearances. Without being approved for a security clearance, you might not be allowed to perform certain duties or you could be re... [More]

The Veteran's Preference

Veterans' preference is a program wherein veterans who have received a honorable discharge will receive either a 5 or 10 point privilege.  Veterans should indicate on the Federal resume that they are eligible and are claiming veteran's preference when applying to government jobs. With the five... [More]

Federal Job Application Tips

Even in these recessionary times, the federal government is still hiring employees precisely because government work never stops for as long as there are people to serve.  However, you will find that Federal employment is very competitive by virtue of the nature of public work.  It pays to... [More]