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Hello Everyone

Started by NGOZI GUERRIER Jan 28. 0 Replies

I am excited to be part of this lively and resourceful group.After more than a decade in the nonprofit and private organizations, I have decided to seek a lifetime career within the Federal government.The problem is that, even with my extensive…Continue

Tags: Review, Resume

Rock My Resume: Christine Fortner

Started by Christine Fortner. Last reply by Christine Fortner Jan 23, 2013. 2 Replies

Hello All, with extensive experience and ability in anayizing and problem solving it would be greatly appreciated to have some candid feedback on what my resume is conveying.  I have a lot of management and accoutning experience and am extremely…Continue

Rock My Resume: Laura C Henson

Started by Laura Henson. Last reply by Elizabeth Carlson Hurst Nov 10, 2012. 1 Reply

Hello!  As a PMF hopeful, I would greatly appreciate any and all advice on my current CV.  The CV I plan to use is in USAJobs, but I have attached the formatted version.  Please note, my USAJobs CV includes all the other required info (specifically,…Continue

Tags: PMF, RYRHelp

Resume just isn't good yet

Started by Kathleen Schwarz Nov 7, 2012. 0 Replies

Dear Resume Rockers,I am a graduate student in a technical field (PhD in theoretical chemistry, expected graduation in July), and I am hoping to transition into a federal career.  I have been overwhelmed by the differences between government resumes…Continue

PMF hopeful looking for helpful resume feedback!

Started by Kari Dudley Nov 7, 2012. 0 Replies

Hi Everyone,I am one of many throwing my hat in the ring for the Presidential Management Fellowship. I see I'm not alone requesting feedback on my resume, but I figured the chance of getting any feedback would be worth the try!  I omitted some…Continue

Rock My Resume: GovInTrenches Edition (VRA Eligible/PMF Program)

Started by Christopher Whitaker Oct 28, 2012. 0 Replies

Hi everyone, So, after being given the budget axe by my state agency - I thought I'd begin the process of applying to Federal positions in Chicago. I've already had one resume passed to the selecting officials, but I also wanted to put in for the…Continue

Tags: careers, pmf, rockyourresumes

Rock My Resume: Katherine Tatnall-Arias

Started by Katherine Tatnall-Arias Oct 17, 2012. 0 Replies

Greetings!In anticipation of the PMF application period opening and my desire to move into more rewarding work in the field of public health, I am asking for your advice.Attached you will find my resume before editing in accordance with the Rock…Continue

Tags: Resume

Guidance on USAJOBS resume for Military to PMF

Started by Sean Berk Oct 17, 2012. 0 Replies

Hello,I'm working on my USAJOBS resume for the PMF, and I've seen some conflicting information about whether to use paragraph format or bullet format. I started inputting my experience into paragraph format, and it's still very much a work in…Continue

Scientific experience getting my MPA and need a resume for PMF!

Started by Nathaniel Saviet Oct 16, 2012. 0 Replies

Hi all, I am planning on applying to the Presidential Management Fellowship program in a few short weeks and I need an updated resume! I have a pretty good resume at the moment for private job opportunities but I really want to get into the federal…Continue

Tags: Resume

Research Scientist Applying for Government Fellowship

Started by Ryan Thomas Hietpas Sep 27, 2012. 0 Replies

Hi All,I'm currently about to finish my doctoral degree in biological research, but to this point in my career, I have only worked in CV format.  After reading through the 'tips' section, I think I have cleaned up my resume a lot, but I would like…Continue

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Comment by Jennifer Laurinaitis on October 2, 2013 at 3:44pm

Hi everyone.  Up until this point I have always had a corporate job and my resume is geared towards that.  I am working on my first government resume and have been reading conflicting information.  Some suggest being very specific and lengthy (using full paragraphs) when describing job details, skills and accomplishments.  Others suggest bullet points highlighting the same information.  Bullet points are what I am more familiar with but want to make sure I am using the best format.  Thank you for your suggestions! 

Jen Laurinaitis

Comment by GovLoop on September 4, 2013 at 9:12am

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Comment by John R. Peck on April 1, 2013 at 1:39pm

Hello Everyone,

Since I may be separating from active duty service, and would like to keep the possibility open for continuing service to my country.  I would appreciate some assistance in helping demilitarize my resume, and shift the focus away from my background in Aviation Maintenance and concentrate on the IT skills I have gained through my practical experience and college education.  I am looking for an opportunity which will allow me to focus on sharpening these skills and becoming a vital member of the IT community. Peck%20Federal%20Resume%20-%20Sanitised.docx 

Comment by Andrew Krzmarzick on December 27, 2012 at 9:35am

I like this post by Dannielle B - 5 actions you take right now to shore up your career right where you are.

Comment by GovLoop on December 12, 2012 at 8:39am

For those that missed it, recap of NextGen+ DC - Be Honest with Yourself to Advance Your Career

Comment by Sterling Whitehead on December 2, 2012 at 8:03pm

If you want to get a boost in the 1102 field, All Things Sterling has openings for guest bloggers.

Comment by Sterling Whitehead on November 30, 2012 at 11:39am

If you want a free copy of the Federal Resume Guidebook,  you have 6 hours left to enter. I'm paying. 

Comment by Steve Cottle on November 30, 2012 at 9:10am

Are you paying attention to what your email service provider says about you to recruiters?

Comment by Andrew Krzmarzick on November 28, 2012 at 9:22am

This post by Nick Halliday shares several helpful tools for managing your online presence - I'd highly recommend it as a follow-up to the webinar I delivered a couple weeks ago on Advancing Your Career in Government with Social Media:

Comment by Andrew Krzmarzick on November 26, 2012 at 9:20am

How do you achieve mastery of something? Joshua offers 5 practical tips in this blog post:


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