TEN STEPS TO A FEDERAL JOB(TM):
How To Land a Job in the Obama Administration
Thurs., May 14, 10 am Pacific, 11 am Mt, 12pm Central, 1 pm EST
With President Obama's Stimulus Plan comes 350,000 federal jobs to help manage the Contracts, Grants and Administrative support for grants being given to states, counties, non-profits and private industries companies. These federal jobs are well paid, include outstanding benefits and will be mostly permanent positions. The big challenge is this: where are the jobs, how do jobseekers decide what job is right for them, and how do they apply for these positions? This presentation will be based on Ten Steps to a Federal Job, 2nd Edition, authored by Kathryn Troutman and published by The Resume Place, Inc, 2009. Listen and learn tips to help your clients find and apply for federal jobs.
Kathryn Kraemer Troutman is the founder and president of The Resume Place, Inc., a service business located in Baltimore, MD, specializing in writing and designing professional federal and private-sector resumes, as well as coaching and education in the federal hiring process.
Internationally recognized as the “Federal Resume Guru” by federal jobseekers and Federal human resources specialists, Troutman created the format and name for the new "federal resume" that became an accepted standard after the SF 171 form was eliminated in 1995. She is the pioneering designer of the Federal Resume based on her first book, the Federal Resume Guidebook.
Troutman, K.K. and Troutman, E.K., The Student's Federal Career Guide: 10 Steps To Find and Win Top Government Jobs and Internships, 2004. www.resume-place.com/...
- How does applying for a federal job differ from applying for any other kind of job?
- Is whom you know important, or are applicants evaluated solely on their qualifications (i.e., resume and interview)?
- What is the basic difference between a typical private industry resume and a federal resume?
- Do government jobs discriminate against age, sex, background in the real world (not just in the policy)?
- What are the benefits of working for the government?
- How does one find out about job openings in one's county or area?
- How do ex-military go about finding a government job?
- What government fields are hot right now?
- In what parts of the country are there the most government jobs?
- Can individuals with a criminal record get a government job?
- How does the pay for government employees compare with the pay of those in the private sector?
- Is the government open to tele-commuting and other family-friendly policies?
- How could career practitioners help clients get jobs with the government?
This is Dr. Sally Gelardin, with Careerwell Tele-Interview. Welcome listeners and welcome Kathryn Troutman, our speaker today. Kathryn is known as the "Federal Resume Guru." She created the format and name for the new "federal resume" that became an accepted standard after the SF 171 form was eliminated in 1995. She is the pioneering designer of the Federal Resume based on her first book, the Federal Resume Guidebook. If I were going to apply for a federal job, I would seek Kathryn's expertise in writing a resume and understanding the federal hiring process. This interview is based on the 2009 edition of her book Ten Steps to a Federal Job. You can download a free preview of her book at careerwell.org. Click on Kathryn Troutman in the left menu.
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My first questions to Kathryn is, "How does applying for a federal job differ from applying for any other kind of job?"
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