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Posts Tagged: KSAs
I’m throwing a disclaimer out here first: I’m an Accountant, not a Human Resources Specialist. That being said, I find the HR components of the federal government really interesting. Perhaps the most puzzling aspect is how to land that elusive interview. So here are a few lessons I learned along the way… 1. If youRead… Read more »
Anyone who’s had to respond to KSAs (that’s “Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities” to those of you fortunate enough to have avoided them) knows how ridiculous they can be. And if you are in the Forest Service, you’ve seen an increase in this ridiculousness in our post-ASC world. (ASC is the FS’s consolidated HR office. AllRead… Read more »
Employers use many methods to evaluate job applicants against job requirements! It’s not unusual for prospective employers to ask job applicants to give examples of work experiences that demonstrate their knowledge, skills & abilities for a new job! And, for the most part, all of them know it’s important to tie their questions to theRead… Read more »
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After the last few weeks of my politically-inspired rantings, how about something on the lighter side? I have been drowning this week in a round of KSA writing. For those of you who don’t know, that’s Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. KSAs appear as a list of questions that must be answered in narrative form andRead… Read more »
Is there anything more dreadful than writing KSAs? It was only last November where I remembered writing 9 KSAs over a weekend (for two openings) and feeling like I just ran a marathon. The only good thing about KSAs is that they are so painful that it limits the number of people that apply. WithRead… Read more »