Is your Federal Resume Goal Misguided?

Is your Federal Resume Goal Misguided?

  I.AM.IN.SHOCK! I was reading on Reddit last week and noticed someone had written that since January he had submitted 282 Federal resume applications…AND his goal was to hit 500 by August. YOWZA! The thought crossed my mind: “Ain’t nobody got time for that?” But...
Resume Prep: No Job Announcement? Don’t wait!

Resume Prep: No Job Announcement? Don’t wait!

It’s Tuesday afternoon and your job search and your outdated resume have been in the back of your mind… and you happen upon an interesting job announcement… it’s perfect for you… and it’s due on Friday. Not NEXT Friday. This Friday. Like, in four days. Are you ready??...
Cover Letter Optional: Yes or No?

Cover Letter Optional: Yes or No?

Many job announcements on USAJOBS state: Optional Cover Letter. I’ve asked my federal clients if they have ever submitted one with their application and most all of them said, “No. It was an option on the job announcement so I didn’t submit one.” It’s true, it is...