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Title: U.S. Department of Labor


1
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • ExecutiveEmployment WorkshopTransition from
    Military to Civilian Workplace

2
Welcome
  • Icebreaker
  • Logistics
  • Prerequisites
  • Preseparation Counseling
  • MOC Crosswalk
  • Personal Finance
  • Required items
  • VMET, Career Interest Inventory Results, 12-month
    budget

3
Key Points
  • Attending this workshop will give you the
    advantage
  • Good jobs are difficult to find
  • Looking for work is a full time job
  • You are selling and marketing yourself in a
    competitive environment

4
Purpose
  • This course provides the tools for transitioning
    Service members to make an informed career
    decision based on best practices for job search
    and current industry hiring standards.
  • This course is a required step to complete Career
    Readiness Standards for the Capstone event.

5
Course Overview
6
Section 1Transition planning
  • Complete Individual Transition Plan
  • Manage Change
  • Develop Job Search Plan Personal Assets
  • Create a Career Catalog
  • Complete Master Application
  • Complete Transferable Skills Inventory
  • Identify Personal Factors for Job Search Plan

7
Identify Stressors
  • Physical Symptoms
  • Aches and pains
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Nausea, dizziness
  • Chest pain, rapid heartbeat
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Frequent colds
  • Cognitive Symptoms
  • Memory problems
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Poor judgment
  • Pessimistic approach or thoughts
  • Anxious or racing thoughts
  • Constant worrying

8
Identify Stressors
  • Emotional Symptoms
  • Moodiness
  • Irritability or short temper
  • Agitation, inability to relax
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Sense of loneliness and isolation
  • Depression or general unhappiness
  • Behavioral Symptoms
  • Eating more or less
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Isolating oneself from others
  • Procrastinating or neglecting responsibilities
  • Using alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs to relax
  • Nervous habits (e.g. nail biting, pacing)

9
Manage Stress
  • What are some positive ways to manage stress?

10
Homeless Veterans
  • 2013 Statistics
  • Annual veterans unemployment rate in 2012 was
    7.
  • Young male veterans (those ages 18 to 24) who
    served during Gulf War Era II had an unemployment
    rate of 20, higher than that of young male
    nonveterans (16.4).
  • Female veterans who served during Gulf War Era II
    had an unemployment rate of 12.5.

Source BLS 2013 Employment Situation of
Veterans www.VA.gov
11
Homeless Veterans
  • 2013 Statistics
  • On a single night in January 2013, 57,849
    homeless veterans spent the night on the streets
    of America.
  • An estimated 136,128 veterans spent at least
    one night in an emergency shelter or transitional
    housing program in 2013.

Source BLS 2013 Employment Situation of
Veterans www.VA.gov
12
Why Are Veterans Homeless?
  • Male veterans are twice as likely to become
    homeless, and female veterans are four times more
    likely to be homeless as their non-veteran
    counterparts.
  • A large number live with post traumatic stress
    disorders and addictions acquired during or
    exacerbated by their military service.
  • Lack of family and social networks due to lengthy
    periods away from their communities of origin.
  • Government money is limited and serves only
    1-in-5 of homeless veterans in need.


13
Prevention of Homelessness
  • Military service separation process
  • Participate in Preseparation counseling process
  • Participate in Department of Labor Employment
    Workshop
  • Know about your VA Benefits
  • Obtain a job and income
  • Seek early assistance for mental health and
    substance abuse issues
  • DOL/VETS Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program
    (HVRP)

14
HVRP
  • Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program
  • Funded by U.S. DOL/VETS
  • This program provides employment, training, and
    supportive services to assist in reintegrating
    homeless veterans into meaningful employment
    within the labor force.

15
Decision Making
5-Step Decision Making Process
16
Identify Support System
  • List people who
  • You know and trust
  • Can help you to connect with others
  • Are accessible to you on an ongoing basis
  • Have varied talents and abilities who can provide
    assistance to you across a varied spectrum of
    needs

17
Identify Support System
18
Manage Change
  • Or change will manage you.
  • Develop your own customized change management
    plan.
  • Use your best resources and knowledge.
  • Pages 4-13

19
Change Management Plan
Support System
Structures
Life Goals
Stressors
Budget
Skills
20
Create a Career Catalog
  • In your career catalog you will have copies of
  • Records
  • Master Application
  • Work Samples, if applicable
  • Among the types of records you should collect in
    your
  • career catalog are
  • Military Service
  • Personal Identification
  • Work Experience
  • Education Training
  • Pages 14-15

21
Understand Your Skills
  • Build a master skills inventory
  • Use your VMET to identify skills.
  • Utilize MOC Crosswalk results.
  • Identify and list all of your skills gained
    through education, military service, previous
    jobs, hobbies, interests, participation in
    professional organizations and community
    activities.
  • Pages 23-32

22
Marketing Plan (Personal Branding)
  • Product What skills, knowledge and experience
    do I have to offer?
  • Promotion What will I use to show how I can
    benefit and bring added value to an employer?
  • Pricing How much are my skills, knowledge,
    experience and added value worth in the
    marketplace?
  • Packaging How can I use my Professional
    Introduction, resume, interview, appearance, etc.
    to establish, maintain, and sell my brand?
  • Perfect Fit What combination of location,
    environment, company, values, etc. would be best
    for me and an employer?

23
Personal Assets
  • Assess and Evaluate
  • Skills
  • CLAMS
  • Values
  • Preferences
  • Pages 33-42

24
Motivators
  • CHALLENGE
  • LOCATION
  • ADVANCEMENT
  • MONEY
  • SECURITY
  • Page 33-36

25
Section 2Career Validation Exploration
  • Research Industries, Occupations, Trends
  • Identify Job Search Assistance Resources
  • Develop Job Search Plan Essential Tools
  • Develop Job Search Plan Target Employers

26
Job Search Assistance
  • State Workforce Agency (SWA) or One Stop Career
    Center
  • Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
  • Office of Apprenticeship (OA), U.S. Department of
    Labor
  • Private Employment Services
  • College/University/School Career Services
  • Military and Professional Associations and
    Organizations
  • Phone and/or Industry Directory
  • Industrial and Craft Unions
  • Job Fairs and Hiring Events
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Military and Family Support Centers
  • Pages 46-49

27
Essential Job Search Tools
28
Target Employers
29
Informational Interview
  • The best way to get a job is to ask for job
    information, advice, and referrals never ask for
    a job.
  • Engage prospects in the 5 Rs of
  • Reveal useful information and advice
  • Refer you to others
  • Read your resume
  • Revise your resume
  • Remember you for future references job
    opportunities

30
Speak the Employers Language
  • Translating military to civilian is difficult but
    necessary.
  • Research the company and analyze the job posting
    to decide what language an employer speaks.
  • Communicate the skills and experiences you bring
    to the tableand what you can offer an employer.
    Speak the employers language.

31
Business Concepts
32
Professional Introduction
33
Section 3Job Search Plan
  • Set Goals
  • Schedule
  • Network
  • Utilize Job Search Method
  • Analyze Job Postings
  • Complete Application Forms

34
Short-range, Medium-range and Long-range Goals
35
Setting Goals
36
Create a Schedule
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8-10 8-10 8-10 8-10 8-10
Review Job Postings Research Companies Review Job Postings Interview Review past week
10-12 10-12 10-12 10-12 10-12
Target Resumes Practice Answering Questions Play Golf (network) Send Thank you, Analysis Review Skills, add more
12-1 12-1 12-1 12-1 12-1
Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1-4 1-4 1-4 1-4 1-4
Complete online application, Calls Interview, Network event Send Thank you, Analyze Interview Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook Target Resumes
4-5 4-5 4-5 4-5 4-5
Plan for tomorrow Plan for the week Cook Dinner with Friends Walk Clean Office
37
How Job SeekersLook for Jobs
Average number of methods used 2.03
Source Bureau of Labor Statistics
38
How Employers Look for Employees
Source Bureau Labor Statistics
39
Job Search Plan
40
Analyzing Job Postings
  • Job postings provide information about the types
    of positions available, the skills required and
    the language an employer speaks.
  • Analyze postings for
  • Experience needed
  • Qualifications
  • Salary
  • Skills
  • Page 93

41
Application Forms
  • Read the directions
  • Fill out application forms completely
  • Utilize your master application
  • Safeguard your right to privacy
  • Pages 94-96

42
Section 4Effective Resume
  • Understand the Resume Reader
  • Target Resumes and Master Resume
  • Sections of a Resume
  • Prepare References
  • Resume Types
  • Resume Formatting
  • Resume Review
  • Cover Letter
  • Salary History

43
Section 4Effective Resume
44
Section 4Effective Resume
45
Sections of a Resume
  1. Contact Information
  2. Career/Job Objective Statement
  3. Summary
  4. Areas of Expertise
  5. Experience
  6. Employment History
  7. Education/Training

46
Contact Information
  • Make sure your information is current and
    accurate
  • Lynn Gweeney
  • 234 Brook Avenue, Englewood, Colorado 12345
  • (123) 456-7890
  • Lynn.Gweeney_at_email.com
  • Page 117

47
Career/JobObjective Statement
  • Well-written career objectives are
  • Concise, short and to the point
  • Answer the question For which position are you
    applying?
  • List the specific job and company to which you
    are applying
  • Pages 118-119

48
Summary
  • A short paragraph used to highlight key words and
    marketable skills/experience, and recaps what you
    can offer, including
  • Specific knowledge, talent or education that
    ties you to your career interest
  • Self-management skills
  • Work attributes
  • Soft skills
  • Pages 120-121

49
Area of Expertise
  • A list of bullet points which provide a sense of
    what you can do for the company
  • Highlight key skills that support job goal
  • Match key words in job announcement
  • Include certifications/licenses required
  • List security clearance if relevant for position
  • Pages 121-123

50
Tailor and Target
  • Use Personal Branding approach to craft
    Executive Summary
  • Keywords (company and industry specific)
  • Soft skills vs. Hard skills
  • Executive Resume samples
  • Professional Summary, Professional Overview,
    Executive Summary
  • STAR statements

51
Experience
  • Use civilian terms. Speak the employers
    language. Use key words
  • Begin with an action verb
  • Avoid Responsible for
  • Quantify results use numbers, percentages,
    statistics and examples
  • Avoid personal pronouns (I, me, my)
  • Wordsmith your statements
  • Pages 125-134

52
STAR Statements
  • Accomplishments sell your potential lead with
    results
  • For Example
  • Managed and maintained logistical resources in
    excess of 15 million over 43 geographically
    separate locations producing a savings of 28
    annually.
  • Spearheaded one-of-a-kind action team to control
    outside costs resulted in 17 cost reduction in
    radiology and 26 cost reduction in physical
    therapy in 1 year.
  • Developed a robust training curriculum
    implemented, trained and evaluated training given
    to 200 personnel annually (Complete this
    statement)

53
Education and Training
  • List most recent first
  • Put attended if you never graduated to prevent
    the assumption that you have a degree
  • Include certifications/licenses/training relevant
    to job
  • Depending on your background and the job for
    which youre applying, Education Training might
    be placed above Experience or Employment History
    on your resume.
  • Page 136

54
Review
  • Resumes
  • Speak for you when youre not there
  • Serve as a marketing tool
  • Must highlight your ability to do the job
  • Should lead to an interview
  • Resumes are a work in progress

55
Section 4Resume Lab
  • Choose
  • Style
  • Formatting
  • Draft
  • Sections
  • Content in sections
  • Focus on STAR accomplishment statements
  • Save Master Resume File
  • If using computer lab, email file to yourself

56
Cover Letters
  • Introduce yourself and sell the employer on how
    well your specific skills, abilities and
    attributes match the organizations needs.
  • Four main components
  • Introduction
  • Relevant Reason for Cover Letter
  • Request for Action
  • Respectful Sign Off
  • Pages 151-153

57
Section 5Federal Resume
  • Federal Hiring Reform
  • Job Classification
  • Competitive Service
  • Veterans Preference
  • Excepted Service
  • Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
  • Veterans Employment Initiative
  • Finding Jobs
  • Understanding the Vacancy
  • Announcement
  • Application Procedures
  • Federal Interviewing
  • Getting the Offer

58
Federal Jobs
  • Classifications
  • Veterans Preference
  • Selection Processes
  • Find jobs
  • Apply for jobs

59
Senior Executive Service (SES)
  • Managerial, Supervisory, Policy positions
    classified above GS 15
  • Scientific and Professional (ST), Senior Level
    (SL), Appointments, Presidential/Senate
    Confirmation
  • Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
  • Leading Change, Leading People, Results Driven,
    Business Acumen, Building Coalitions
  • Qualifications Review Boards

60
Federal Jobs
61
Section 6Skilled Interview
  • Summary of the Hire Process
  • Types of Interviews
  • Interview Stages
  • Introductory Stage
  • Employer Questions
  • Answer Questions
  • Candidate Questions
  • Closing Stage
  • Prepare for the Actual Interview
  • Communication in the Workplace
  • Listening Skills
  • Employment Tests
  • Find Information about a Potential Employer
  • Interpret Body Language
  • First Impressions
  • Follow-Up After Interview

62
Skilled Interview
Hiring Process
63
Types of Interviews
  • Face-to-Face
  • Panel or Committee
  • Meal Interview
  • Group
  • Stress
  • Phone
  • Page 187-189

64
Skilled Interview
65
Mock Interview
  • Practice makes permanent
  • Practice to make it skilled
  • Take notes

66
Prepare for Interview
  • Research
  • Checklists
  • Questions
  • References

67
Dress for Interview
68
Follow-up
  • The art of thank you!

69
Section 7Interview Post Analysis
  • Evaluate the InterviewContinuous Improvement
  • Evaluate Job Offers
  • Negotiate Job Offers
  • Communicate a Decision to an Employer

70
Understanding Salary Ranges
Job Salary Range
90K - 120K
Midpoint or Market Value
100K
Beginner Range
90K - 95K
Experienced Range
95K - 115K
Highly Qualified Range
115K - 120K

71
Salary Negotiation
Best Time to Negotiate
Too Late
Offer accepted!
Offer Extended
Youre our candidate!
Youre in the running!
Your Bargaining Position
You might be a fit
Too Early
Who are you?
FOD
72
Negotiation Items
  • Transportation
  • Credit Card
  • Signing bonus
  • Uniforms
  • Vacation/Sick Leave
  • Flexible Work Hours
  • Health/Life/Disability
  • Education Assistance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Stock Options

73
Update ITP
  • Next steps
  • SMART Goals
  • Schedule
  • Additional education, certification, skills

74
Course Summary
  • Manage Change
  • Personal Assets
  • Career Validation
  • Resume
  • Federal Job Search
  • Skilled Interview
  • Interview Post-analysis

75
Wrap-up
  • Expectations Met
  • Evaluations
  • https//www.dmdc.osd.mil/tgpsp
  • Comments
  • What questions do you have?
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Title: U.S. Department of Labor


1
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • ExecutiveEmployment WorkshopTransition from
    Military to Civilian Workplace

2
Welcome
  • Icebreaker
  • Logistics
  • Prerequisites
  • Preseparation Counseling
  • MOC Crosswalk
  • Personal Finance
  • Required items
  • VMET, Career Interest Inventory Results, 12-month
    budget

3
Key Points
  • Attending this workshop will give you the
    advantage
  • Good jobs are difficult to find
  • Looking for work is a full time job
  • You are selling and marketing yourself in a
    competitive environment

4
Purpose
  • This course provides the tools for transitioning
    Service members to make an informed career
    decision based on best practices for job search
    and current industry hiring standards.
  • This course is a required step to complete Career
    Readiness Standards for the Capstone event.

5
Course Overview
6
Section 1Transition planning
  • Complete Individual Transition Plan
  • Manage Change
  • Develop Job Search Plan Personal Assets
  • Create a Career Catalog
  • Complete Master Application
  • Complete Transferable Skills Inventory
  • Identify Personal Factors for Job Search Plan

7
Identify Stressors
  • Physical Symptoms
  • Aches and pains
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Nausea, dizziness
  • Chest pain, rapid heartbeat
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Frequent colds
  • Cognitive Symptoms
  • Memory problems
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Poor judgment
  • Pessimistic approach or thoughts
  • Anxious or racing thoughts
  • Constant worrying

8
Identify Stressors
  • Emotional Symptoms
  • Moodiness
  • Irritability or short temper
  • Agitation, inability to relax
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Sense of loneliness and isolation
  • Depression or general unhappiness
  • Behavioral Symptoms
  • Eating more or less
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Isolating oneself from others
  • Procrastinating or neglecting responsibilities
  • Using alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs to relax
  • Nervous habits (e.g. nail biting, pacing)

9
Manage Stress
  • What are some positive ways to manage stress?

10
Homeless Veterans
  • 2013 Statistics
  • Annual veterans unemployment rate in 2012 was
    7.
  • Young male veterans (those ages 18 to 24) who
    served during Gulf War Era II had an unemployment
    rate of 20, higher than that of young male
    nonveterans (16.4).
  • Female veterans who served during Gulf War Era II
    had an unemployment rate of 12.5.

Source BLS 2013 Employment Situation of
Veterans www.VA.gov
11
Homeless Veterans
  • 2013 Statistics
  • On a single night in January 2013, 57,849
    homeless veterans spent the night on the streets
    of America.
  • An estimated 136,128 veterans spent at least
    one night in an emergency shelter or transitional
    housing program in 2013.

Source BLS 2013 Employment Situation of
Veterans www.VA.gov
12
Why Are Veterans Homeless?
  • Male veterans are twice as likely to become
    homeless, and female veterans are four times more
    likely to be homeless as their non-veteran
    counterparts.
  • A large number live with post traumatic stress
    disorders and addictions acquired during or
    exacerbated by their military service.
  • Lack of family and social networks due to lengthy
    periods away from their communities of origin.
  • Government money is limited and serves only
    1-in-5 of homeless veterans in need.


13
Prevention of Homelessness
  • Military service separation process
  • Participate in Preseparation counseling process
  • Participate in Department of Labor Employment
    Workshop
  • Know about your VA Benefits
  • Obtain a job and income
  • Seek early assistance for mental health and
    substance abuse issues
  • DOL/VETS Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program
    (HVRP)

14
HVRP
  • Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program
  • Funded by U.S. DOL/VETS
  • This program provides employment, training, and
    supportive services to assist in reintegrating
    homeless veterans into meaningful employment
    within the labor force.

15
Decision Making
5-Step Decision Making Process
16
Identify Support System
  • List people who
  • You know and trust
  • Can help you to connect with others
  • Are accessible to you on an ongoing basis
  • Have varied talents and abilities who can provide
    assistance to you across a varied spectrum of
    needs

17
Identify Support System
18
Manage Change
  • Or change will manage you.
  • Develop your own customized change management
    plan.
  • Use your best resources and knowledge.
  • Pages 4-13

19
Change Management Plan
Support System
Structures
Life Goals
Stressors
Budget
Skills
20
Create a Career Catalog
  • In your career catalog you will have copies of
  • Records
  • Master Application
  • Work Samples, if applicable
  • Among the types of records you should collect in
    your
  • career catalog are
  • Military Service
  • Personal Identification
  • Work Experience
  • Education Training
  • Pages 14-15

21
Understand Your Skills
  • Build a master skills inventory
  • Use your VMET to identify skills.
  • Utilize MOC Crosswalk results.
  • Identify and list all of your skills gained
    through education, military service, previous
    jobs, hobbies, interests, participation in
    professional organizations and community
    activities.
  • Pages 23-32

22
Marketing Plan (Personal Branding)
  • Product What skills, knowledge and experience
    do I have to offer?
  • Promotion What will I use to show how I can
    benefit and bring added value to an employer?
  • Pricing How much are my skills, knowledge,
    experience and added value worth in the
    marketplace?
  • Packaging How can I use my Professional
    Introduction, resume, interview, appearance, etc.
    to establish, maintain, and sell my brand?
  • Perfect Fit What combination of location,
    environment, company, values, etc. would be best
    for me and an employer?

23
Personal Assets
  • Assess and Evaluate
  • Skills
  • CLAMS
  • Values
  • Preferences
  • Pages 33-42

24
Motivators
  • CHALLENGE
  • LOCATION
  • ADVANCEMENT
  • MONEY
  • SECURITY
  • Page 33-36

25
Section 2Career Validation Exploration
  • Research Industries, Occupations, Trends
  • Identify Job Search Assistance Resources
  • Develop Job Search Plan Essential Tools
  • Develop Job Search Plan Target Employers

26
Job Search Assistance
  • State Workforce Agency (SWA) or One Stop Career
    Center
  • Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
  • Office of Apprenticeship (OA), U.S. Department of
    Labor
  • Private Employment Services
  • College/University/School Career Services
  • Military and Professional Associations and
    Organizations
  • Phone and/or Industry Directory
  • Industrial and Craft Unions
  • Job Fairs and Hiring Events
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Military and Family Support Centers
  • Pages 46-49

27
Essential Job Search Tools
28
Target Employers
29
Informational Interview
  • The best way to get a job is to ask for job
    information, advice, and referrals never ask for
    a job.
  • Engage prospects in the 5 Rs of
  • Reveal useful information and advice
  • Refer you to others
  • Read your resume
  • Revise your resume
  • Remember you for future references job
    opportunities

30
Speak the Employers Language
  • Translating military to civilian is difficult but
    necessary.
  • Research the company and analyze the job posting
    to decide what language an employer speaks.
  • Communicate the skills and experiences you bring
    to the tableand what you can offer an employer.
    Speak the employers language.

31
Business Concepts
32
Professional Introduction
33
Section 3Job Search Plan
  • Set Goals
  • Schedule
  • Network
  • Utilize Job Search Method
  • Analyze Job Postings
  • Complete Application Forms

34
Short-range, Medium-range and Long-range Goals
35
Setting Goals
36
Create a Schedule
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8-10 8-10 8-10 8-10 8-10
Review Job Postings Research Companies Review Job Postings Interview Review past week
10-12 10-12 10-12 10-12 10-12
Target Resumes Practice Answering Questions Play Golf (network) Send Thank you, Analysis Review Skills, add more
12-1 12-1 12-1 12-1 12-1
Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1-4 1-4 1-4 1-4 1-4
Complete online application, Calls Interview, Network event Send Thank you, Analyze Interview Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook Target Resumes
4-5 4-5 4-5 4-5 4-5
Plan for tomorrow Plan for the week Cook Dinner with Friends Walk Clean Office
37
How Job SeekersLook for Jobs
Average number of methods used 2.03
Source Bureau of Labor Statistics
38
How Employers Look for Employees
Source Bureau Labor Statistics
39
Job Search Plan
40
Analyzing Job Postings
  • Job postings provide information about the types
    of positions available, the skills required and
    the language an employer speaks.
  • Analyze postings for
  • Experience needed
  • Qualifications
  • Salary
  • Skills
  • Page 93

41
Application Forms
  • Read the directions
  • Fill out application forms completely
  • Utilize your master application
  • Safeguard your right to privacy
  • Pages 94-96

42
Section 4Effective Resume
  • Understand the Resume Reader
  • Target Resumes and Master Resume
  • Sections of a Resume
  • Prepare References
  • Resume Types
  • Resume Formatting
  • Resume Review
  • Cover Letter
  • Salary History

43
Section 4Effective Resume
44
Section 4Effective Resume
45
Sections of a Resume
  1. Contact Information
  2. Career/Job Objective Statement
  3. Summary
  4. Areas of Expertise
  5. Experience
  6. Employment History
  7. Education/Training

46
Contact Information
  • Make sure your information is current and
    accurate
  • Lynn Gweeney
  • 234 Brook Avenue, Englewood, Colorado 12345
  • (123) 456-7890
  • Lynn.Gweeney_at_email.com
  • Page 117

47
Career/JobObjective Statement
  • Well-written career objectives are
  • Concise, short and to the point
  • Answer the question For which position are you
    applying?
  • List the specific job and company to which you
    are applying
  • Pages 118-119

48
Summary
  • A short paragraph used to highlight key words and
    marketable skills/experience, and recaps what you
    can offer, including
  • Specific knowledge, talent or education that
    ties you to your career interest
  • Self-management skills
  • Work attributes
  • Soft skills
  • Pages 120-121

49
Area of Expertise
  • A list of bullet points which provide a sense of
    what you can do for the company
  • Highlight key skills that support job goal
  • Match key words in job announcement
  • Include certifications/licenses required
  • List security clearance if relevant for position
  • Pages 121-123

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Tailor and Target
  • Use Personal Branding approach to craft
    Executive Summary
  • Keywords (company and industry specific)
  • Soft skills vs. Hard skills
  • Executive Resume samples
  • Professional Summary, Professional Overview,
    Executive Summary
  • STAR statements

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Experience
  • Use civilian terms. Speak the employers
    language. Use key words
  • Begin with an action verb
  • Avoid Responsible for
  • Quantify results use numbers, percentages,
    statistics and examples
  • Avoid personal pronouns (I, me, my)
  • Wordsmith your statements
  • Pages 125-134

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STAR Statements
  • Accomplishments sell your potential lead with
    results
  • For Example
  • Managed and maintained logistical resources in
    excess of 15 million over 43 geographically
    separate locations producing a savings of 28
    annually.
  • Spearheaded one-of-a-kind action team to control
    outside costs resulted in 17 cost reduction in
    radiology and 26 cost reduction in physical
    therapy in 1 year.
  • Developed a robust training curriculum
    implemented, trained and evaluated training given
    to 200 personnel annually (Complete this
    statement)

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Education and Training
  • List most recent first
  • Put attended if you never graduated to prevent
    the assumption that you have a degree
  • Include certifications/licenses/training relevant
    to job
  • Depending on your background and the job for
    which youre applying, Education Training might
    be placed above Experience or Employment History
    on your resume.
  • Page 136

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Review
  • Resumes
  • Speak for you when youre not there
  • Serve as a marketing tool
  • Must highlight your ability to do the job
  • Should lead to an interview
  • Resumes are a work in progress

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Section 4Resume Lab
  • Choose
  • Style
  • Formatting
  • Draft
  • Sections
  • Content in sections
  • Focus on STAR accomplishment statements
  • Save Master Resume File
  • If using computer lab, email file to yourself

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Cover Letters
  • Introduce yourself and sell the employer on how
    well your specific skills, abilities and
    attributes match the organizations needs.
  • Four main components
  • Introduction
  • Relevant Reason for Cover Letter
  • Request for Action
  • Respectful Sign Off
  • Pages 151-153

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Section 5Federal Resume
  • Federal Hiring Reform
  • Job Classification
  • Competitive Service
  • Veterans Preference
  • Excepted Service
  • Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
  • Veterans Employment Initiative
  • Finding Jobs
  • Understanding the Vacancy
  • Announcement
  • Application Procedures
  • Federal Interviewing
  • Getting the Offer

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Federal Jobs
  • Classifications
  • Veterans Preference
  • Selection Processes
  • Find jobs
  • Apply for jobs

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Senior Executive Service (SES)
  • Managerial, Supervisory, Policy positions
    classified above GS 15
  • Scientific and Professional (ST), Senior Level
    (SL), Appointments, Presidential/Senate
    Confirmation
  • Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
  • Leading Change, Leading People, Results Driven,
    Business Acumen, Building Coalitions
  • Qualifications Review Boards

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Federal Jobs
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Section 6Skilled Interview
  • Summary of the Hire Process
  • Types of Interviews
  • Interview Stages
  • Introductory Stage
  • Employer Questions
  • Answer Questions
  • Candidate Questions
  • Closing Stage
  • Prepare for the Actual Interview
  • Communication in the Workplace
  • Listening Skills
  • Employment Tests
  • Find Information about a Potential Employer
  • Interpret Body Language
  • First Impressions
  • Follow-Up After Interview

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Skilled Interview
Hiring Process
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Types of Interviews
  • Face-to-Face
  • Panel or Committee
  • Meal Interview
  • Group
  • Stress
  • Phone
  • Page 187-189

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Skilled Interview
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Mock Interview
  • Practice makes permanent
  • Practice to make it skilled
  • Take notes

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Prepare for Interview
  • Research
  • Checklists
  • Questions
  • References

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Dress for Interview
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Follow-up
  • The art of thank you!

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Section 7Interview Post Analysis
  • Evaluate the InterviewContinuous Improvement
  • Evaluate Job Offers
  • Negotiate Job Offers
  • Communicate a Decision to an Employer

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Understanding Salary Ranges
Job Salary Range
90K - 120K
Midpoint or Market Value
100K
Beginner Range
90K - 95K
Experienced Range
95K - 115K
Highly Qualified Range
115K - 120K

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Salary Negotiation
Best Time to Negotiate
Too Late
Offer accepted!
Offer Extended
Youre our candidate!
Youre in the running!
Your Bargaining Position
You might be a fit
Too Early
Who are you?
FOD
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Negotiation Items
  • Transportation
  • Credit Card
  • Signing bonus
  • Uniforms
  • Vacation/Sick Leave
  • Flexible Work Hours
  • Health/Life/Disability
  • Education Assistance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Stock Options

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Update ITP
  • Next steps
  • SMART Goals
  • Schedule
  • Additional education, certification, skills

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Course Summary
  • Manage Change
  • Personal Assets
  • Career Validation
  • Resume
  • Federal Job Search
  • Skilled Interview
  • Interview Post-analysis

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Wrap-up
  • Expectations Met
  • Evaluations
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