I have a very dense Federal Resume that needs a lot of TLC. In addition, I need help building a strong civilian resume off of my current Federal Resume.
Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
Earlier this month I attended a webinar on the Federal Hiring Process hosted by the Office of Personnel Management. The first link to the OPM's job seeker studio and has tons of useful information. The second link to register for upcoming webinars.
Thank you for your service and I would like to try to answer this for you. There are several suggestions that most services and internet sites recommend, and they are right.
Give your resume a format change and lead with a summary that outlines your skills and qualifications. Share generalities from past positions to translate how it will be beneficial in new roles, like skills, duties, projects or management. Use clear civilian language to describe your career objectives, but highlight key wording from job descriptions and any accomplishments you have achieved. Keep the verbiage in present tense and have others read through it for feedback. If you can pursue any certifications or even CEU (Continuing Education Units) will show how interested you are and make recruiters take notice.
I hope this helps you on this new journey and I wish you all the best.
Fabien, it will be easier to work via email rather than through the ACP website. We may be going back and forth a few times with revisions.
It is also better to work from a Word document, rather than a PDF. In Word, I can make comments right on the document, rather than going back and forth between looking at the pdf and the email.
Please send your resume again, as a Word document, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.
By the way, I see you're a fellow Cheesehead! I live in Lake Geneva.
Fabien, I'd be happy to help you, as well. If you have drafted a resume, you can email what you have to email@example.com. I have my Master's in HR, 42 years in the business community, and also worked for about a year as a Career Consultant, helping people with their resumes, interviewing skills, etc.
If you are unsure where to begin, it might be better to set up a phone call. I can email you a sample resume before we talk, and we can review the elements in it that you will want to use.
Good Morning, Sir,
I would be happy to review and organize your resume. You should be able to attach and send them to me through ACP.
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