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Jobseeker's Guide, Seventh Edition

Ten Steps to a Federal Job for Military and Spouses

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Jobseeker's Guide, Seventh Edition
ISBN: 978-0-98466-718-5

The Jobseeker’s Guide is used at more than 150 military bases worldwide to teach Kathryn Troutman’s highly acclaimed Ten Steps to a Federal Job® curriculum to military personnel and family members who are seeking US government jobs.

This resource guide features a colorful, workbook design that is packed with exercises, samples, and charts. Readers using the workbook get:

  • Up-to-date information on special hiring programs for transitioning military, family members, and wounded warriors
  • Contemporary federal resume samples, plus before and after examples
  • Updated USAJOBS instruction and application instruction
  • Insight about federal hiring changes and initiatives
  • NEW information on where to find NAF jobs
  • NEW information about DOD and Intelligence community employment opportunities
  • NEW Human Resources staffing and Veterans Preference, Military Spouse, and Schedule A reference section

The Jobseeker’s Guide follows the Ten Steps to a Federal Job® formula for personnel transitioning out of the military and military spouses seeking federal jobs.

Step 1: Review the Federal Job Process
Step 2: Network—Who Do You Know?
Step 3: Research Vacancy Announcements on USAJOBS
Step 4: Analyze Your Core Competencies
Step 5: Analyze Vacancy Announcements for Keywords
Step 6: Write Your Outline Format and Paper Format Federal Resumes
Step 7: KSAs and Assessment Questionnaires
Step 8: Apply for Jobs with USAJOBS
Step 9: Track & Follow Up on Your Applications
Step 10: Interview for a Federal Job

Author Bio
Kathryn Troutman is a leading expert in federal jobs with over 40 years of experience in helping people understand how to successfully apply for federal jobs. Troutman wrote the first book on the federal resume format in 1995. These days, she is known as the “Federal Resume Guru,” and hundreds of US government agencies have hired Troutman to speak as a master trainer.