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Rock My Resume: Steven Ollek
March 13, 2012 at 8:14 pm #155986
1) Why do you want your resume reviewed? I am looking for ways to improve my marketability and make the next move in my career. I feel updating a resume is a continuous process and would love to have an objective take on the quality of mine.
2) What is your current situation (employed, seeking, etc.)? Employed and seeking for a new opportunity within the Federal Government
3) Where are you in the process (submitted resumes, applied for jobs, etc.)? Submitted resume and have applied recently for a plethora of jobs.
4) What’s the main issue you’re encountering? I feel my resume isn’t specific enough for the type of job I am looking for. In addition, my current career field isn’t the same as the type of job I am applying for, so OPM rules are also hindering my ability to make a shift into a new career series (GS-2210 to GS-0340 or GS-1101).
5) Can you share 1 link to a job you’re interested in applying for? https://my.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/310581600
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
– Steven Ollek
March 15, 2012 at 4:50 pm #156002
We’re excited you got the Rock Your Resume Process started! Looks like you’ve taken care of steps 1-5. Once you complete steps 6 and 7 (https://www.govloop.com/group/rockyourresume/page/instructions), we can get you in the queue for a professional review! Just reply to this discussion with your “Edit1” when you’re ready.
March 19, 2012 at 6:35 pm #155999
Uploading ‘Edit1’ from steps 6 and 7. Let me know if I need to do anything else.
Thanks again, really appreciate the help!
– Steven Ollek
March 19, 2012 at 6:37 pm #155997
Thanks for assisting me with my resume makeover. I have uploaded my ‘Edit1.doc’ for a professional review, at your earliest convenience. If there’s anything else I need to do, please let me know.
Thanks and have a great day!
– Steven Ollek
March 20, 2012 at 3:59 pm #155995
Thanks, Steven. Hopefully you found the guide helpful!
With that, you’re now in the queue for a free professional review! We’d just ask for your patience, as we’ve had a huge interest in the program following our recent webinar. One of our expert reviewers will respond right to this discussion with feedback, once they’ve had a chance to review.
May 12, 2012 at 2:04 am #155993
Andrea Boulanger LoweParticipant
It looks like you’re making great progress on your resume! To make it even more effective as a federal resume here are some tips.
1) You’ll want to make sure you take care of the federal compliance information which includes the following:
– Soc sec #, veteran’s preference, country of citizenship, availability, desired locations, and objective (the position name, agency, vacancy number)
– Within each work experience, make sure to include the hours per week that you worked, salary, supervisor’s name and phone number, and whether or not they can contact that supervisor
2) Your summary does look good and reads well, but to tailor it to the specific position, take it a step further and read the 6 bullets in the vacancy announcement (if printed out, it’s on page 3 under the section in the HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED). This is THE section that you want to make sure you tailor your resume to. You must speak in the language of the employer. The Summary section of your resume is your opportunity to create a lens through which employers will read your resume. Give them something direct and to the point that will focus their attention on what it is they are about to read. If you have experience with budget analysis and leading teams those are two areas I’m not seeing in your summary.
3) A way to give focus to your bullets would be to pick a keyword or two that sums up the bullet.
Here is an example from your resume:
– RISK ANALYSIS: Collect, integrate and analyze data (technical, earned value) to effectively recognize solutions to identified risks and issues
As you are creating more focus with your bullets with the keywords, but noticing your keywords aren’t really in line with the needs of the employers, that’s a sign that you need to tweak your bullets.
Overall you did a really good job. I think it’s just a matter of getting as many keywords on your resume that line up with the vacancy announcement.
Best of luck to you in your job search!
May 14, 2012 at 1:11 pm #155991
I came to work this morning and saw the email notification for my resume critique – what a great surprise!! Thank you so much for the constructive feedback – I intend to take every suggestion to heart. As far as job hunting goes, I used the resume you reviewed and actually gained a new opportunity within my agency! So, this service really does help and I will continue to keep my resume as current as I can.
Thanks again and best of luck to you as well.
– Steven Ollek
May 14, 2012 at 2:43 pm #155989
Congrats on the new position!
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, when you could update your resume based on Andrea’s feedback, you would post to this discussion!
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