Top 5 Federal Job Search Mistakes

Here are some of the most common mistakes Federal job seekers make, which result in not getting selected for interviews:

  1. Not following the guidelines included in the Federal vacancy annuncement (even if you are the best candidate, it will get you disqualified)
  2. Botching the KSA writing (KSA's are often used to decide who will be interviewed and/or get the job)
  3. Not understanding the job announcement (if you don't provide what they want, you will get disqualified)
  4. Preparing your Federal resume yourself (your resume needs to be flawless and make you stand out)
  5. Not being willing to relocate (most Federal jobs are concentrated in a few cities)

 

Gail Esparan