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Elizabeth’s networking resume
February 22, 2012 at 12:58 am #153878
My regular resume is long and dull. Maybe I’ve gotten more interviews from applying in-house for temporary assignments than for permanent positions because the details applications are free form and more like KSAs. So, while I couldn’t read anything on the p.1 snapshot from the 2/2 Rock’n webinar, I was inspired to create this networking resume. My idea is to use it as supplemental material when I apply on USAJobs, but how do I get anybody to read it?! Also, while I was so glad to fit everything I needed as a hook onto one page, should I bother adding categories like supervisory and written communications experience on the back to make a functional resume, as I’d originally intended? Thanks
February 23, 2012 at 5:58 pm #153894
Hi Elizabeth, glad you were inspired to create this following the webinar! You’re in the queue for a review. Could you pass along a link to a job announcement or two that you’re interested in? While this resume has a different purpose than a tailored one, it could still be helpful for our reviewers.
February 23, 2012 at 10:24 pm #153892
Thanks, but it’s my official USAJobs resume that I really need reviewed!
I did submit my networking resume under “Other” to a Smithsonian legislative analyst announcement this week. However, for BLM’s administrative side of recreation and visitor services, I had to use an SF-50 alternate slot. Just because I provided it doesn’t mean that it will be read.
February 24, 2012 at 6:24 pm #153890
If you’d prefer that your official resume get reviewed instead of this one, that’s no problem. We’d just ask that you follow the steps outlined here: https://www.govloop.com/group/rockyourresume/page/instructions. Once you’ve gotten through steps 1-7, we can put it int he queue for a free professional review.
February 27, 2012 at 8:25 pm #153887
Yes, while I snuck the networking resume into the “other” supplemental materials slot for a web content management job the the FCC, comments on this official USAJobs resume would be more valuable.
– My job search is stuck, especially with my agency’s hiring freeze. Since I don’t see a theme to my applications and each experience block has a different focus, I was thinking of writing a functional resume, but it turned into the networking resume.
– Applying at USAJobs
– Don’t get interviewed; have had more success at getting positive notice for temporary assignments within my agency – for which something like my networking resume (somewhat customized) is the application, with my official resume attached.
– Also have trouble convincing personnelists that someone trained as an engineer could run a magazine.
– I’d like to manage web content (vs. coding) at an environmental or land management agency, promote small businesses via SBIR, or STEM at NSF (I’m check if all the current openings require teaching experience)
I’ve attached my current resume, which is more like the networking resume than the USAJobs version that buries my current position – since I my boss has yet to define it and since the SBIR portion gets highlighted. Unfortunately, my best experience is old, and the one SBIR opening is a term position, NSF’s program director IIP-2012-0005 closing 3/14.
February 28, 2012 at 8:20 pm #153885
Thanks for submitting this. I’m including the position link here for Paul/Camille: http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/309386600. You’re in the queue for a review.
April 26, 2012 at 9:41 pm #153883
Thank you for participating in the Rock Your Résumé program! I hope my review will be helpful to you. Based on your comments, I understand that you think your résumé is long and dull and you are looking for a supplemental document to use when applying to federal positions on USAJOBS. You are also concerned about getting your supplemental résumé read through the USAJOBS process.
The networking résumé is more for networking events and passing to people who do not have a need to know your personal information such as your salary, supervisors, GPA and all that detail. You did a good job on the networking résumé, but I would suggest you change the font on the blue to something complementary such as white text instead of black. I recommend make it more concise into bullets and not so much verbiage. Think Twitter for a networking résumé. Create bite-sized tidbits and highlights to pique interest. When they want to know more, point them to your full résumé which could be posted on your LinkedIn profile, possibly using the QR code.
Since you are pursuing federal employment, my recommendation is to create a federal résumé that is not dull, rather than create a supplemental résumé to submit to USAJOBS. First, begin your federal résumé with a strong profile section that tells the employer what you can do for them that is directly related to their specific needs. Their needs are usually outlined generously in the job announcement in the duties, qualifications, and evaluations tabs. I recommend that you identify the key words and requirements and write at least two sentences that address their top 4-5 needs, usually found in the first paragraph and 4-5 bullets (or paragraphs) under the duties section. You should have a customized profile section for each position you apply to that demonstrates your related expertise matches the expertise they are seeking.
Then create a key competencies section that identifies your competencies relevant to the job announcement. Identify keywords in the job announcement and if those are your key and core competencies, list them in this section.
Next, create an impactful reverse chronological presentation of each job you have held in the past 10 years. Start with a short statement of 2-3 sentences summarizing your role, follow with bullet points that describe your duties, then add bullet points presenting your key accomplishments. Present this information in an attractive bulleted format to make it enticing to read. End each job block with supervisory comments or a short quote that testify to your abilities.
I am sorry my website link was not posted for those samples presented during the webinar. You can see the full size sample and get other formatting ideas by viewing them on my website: http://www.ccCareerServices.com. Adding in some color and text enhancements, along with an interesting format and style would help your résumé stand out. This document would be the .doc file and I call it the presentation version that you can print and also take to the interview. You can also make a PDF and upload to the Saved Documents area in your account on USAJOBS. Once it is final, be sure to make a text file and clean it up for copying and pasting into the online résumé builder on USAJOBS. By cleaning up, I mean you will need to save the file as a .txt file, save and close it, reopen it and globally replace the question marks with an asterisk, then clean up any spacing and formatting issues.
Also, remember when creating your federal résumé to include all the detail that is required, i.e., supervisor’s name and phone number, number of hours worked per week, salary for each position, GPAs, and relevant coursework. When you post your résumé back to the Rock Your Résumé group, you do not have to put the exact information above, but leave space for it and be sure it is on the federal résumé you submit through the USAJOBS résumé builder. Everything that is asked for in the text fields on the résumé builder is required unless it does not apply to you, so be sure every field is addressed. It is critical to do this in order to make it to the Best/Highest Qualified list.
After your work experience, be sure to include the various sections typically included on a federal résumé, if they apply to you. For example: Honors & Awards, Volunteer Service, Training, Publications, Training, and Professional Affiliations. Read the announcement very carefully to identify and address all the information they would require on the résumé.
VERY IMPORTANT: Be sure to copy and paste your profile, skills summary, and any other section on your résumé that does not match the builder headings, into the Additional Information block at the end of the builder. You can also paste your cover letter in this field. All of those keywords and requirements are great information to have in that field and can be scanned and picked up by the builder.
Hope this help you!
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April 27, 2012 at 4:07 pm #153881
We hope you found this service helpful! Since we offer this service for free, we just ask that participants post their newly made-over resumes for all to see and learn from (step 10! https://www.govloop.com/group/rockyourresume/page/instructions). It’s a really valuable resource for others trying to update their own resumes to have a couple great samples to use. We’d really appreciate it if you could update your resume based on Camille’s feedback and post to this discussion!
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