Federal job searching can be confusing if you are new to the Federal Government. It is important to understand the steps that you will need to take in order to move ahead in the process. The difference between applying for a federal job and a non-federal job is your resume.
A captivating resume tells a story of your achievements rather than simply providing a summary of your responsibilities. Writing a results-driven resume may come easy for career professionals who have jobs where there are clear, quantifiable key performance indicators. However, if you are working in a role where your impact is ambiguous or not regularly tied to performance data, this could be a challenge.
When I wrote my first resume back In the 80s, things were much different. Resumes were written with broad objectives, with content that was comprehensive and generic in focus, and everything was included—just in case. Overall, my resume was all about me and was designed to cover a wide range of employers and potential opportunities.
September is International “Update Your Resume” month! Most job seekers know the importance of having a professional resume, but many working professionals forget to keep theirs up-to-date. In recognition of this, UMUC Career Services will be featuring a series of articles on resume writing including: Five Principles for Developing an Effective Resume, How to Write a Results-Driven Resume, Five Important Steps to Writing a Federal Resume, and Developing a Successful Technical Resume.
Last week, UMUC’s Career Services team hosted a series of webinars to help students and alumni prepare for different stages of their career progression. Continue reading for a description of the webinars and to find links to the presentation recordings!
Did you know, UMUC students and alumni have exclusive access to a variety of online career tools that can assist in your job search and career development? You might already know that UMUC Career Services offers career advising appointments, hosts employer recruiting sessions, and presents informational webinars, but here are the self-service tools housed within UMUC’s CareerQuest job portal.
If one of your New Year’s Resolutions is to secure a federal employment opportunity, then join your UMUC Career Services team in January to for a number of career events focused on preparing for the federal job search and application process. Check out the details for each event below, and use the links provided to register!