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  Resume Writing Services

Federal Style Resume Critique

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Price:  $29.95

Free with a 1-year FedJobs Platinum Membership

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Anyone who has ever applied for a federal job knows the importance of the federal application.  It is essential to your job search success that your resume includes specific information so that you get the highest rating and and subsequently, a job interview.  

What can we do to help?  We will analyze your resume based on the topics shown in the graphic below.  Once the analysis is complete, we'll return to you a a two-page critique outlining the changes we feel you need to make in order to turn your resume into job-hunting success.

How to get started:  Click the Buy Now button to purchase your resume critique, then email your resume, a job announcement, and your order number to:  resumes@fedjobs.com

FedJobs Platinum Members: Email your resume, a job announcement, and your username to resumes@fedjobs.com

More Information


Complete Federal-Style Resume

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Non-Member Price:
$550.00 (includes up to 3 work experiences)

Additional Work Experiences:  $125.00 


FedJobs Members:

Bronze Membership
(5% Discount): 

Price: $522.50
Additional Work Experiences: $118.75


Silver Membership
(5% discount):

Price: $522.50
Additional Work Experiences: $118.75


Gold Membership
(10% discount):

Price: $495.00
Additional Work Experiences: $112.50


Platinum Membership
(15% discount):

Price: $467.50
Additional Work Experiences: $106.25

 

The Importance of a Federal-Style Resume ... 

We can't stress enough how vitally important an outstanding application is to your federal career prospects. In government hiring, the job application plays a much different role than it does in the private sector. In non-government hiring, an application is just a snapshot of you, outlining your education and job history; its purpose is to capture the attention of a potential employer, who will then call you for an initial interview. 

In federal hiring circles, employers don't use interviews to screen applicants; in most instances, only a few candidates, the final competitors, are called in for face-to-face meetings. Instead, the relative qualification of job candidates are evaluated by comparing their applications. This means that, if your application doesn't sell you, you'll rarely get the chance to sell yourself in an interview. Therefore, your job application must do more than grab someone's attention, it must represent you through a good part of the selection process. Clearly, it's essential that your application reflects your best effort. 

Your application is the only thing you have to represent you in the initial competition for a federal job. If it doesn't make the grade, you won't get an opportunity to sell yourself in an interview. Our experience has shown that the basic ingredients for successful application preparation are:

  • Analyzing your own experience and qualifications and then relating them directly to the requirement for your occupational field.

  • Careful, painstaking attention in completing your application, especially experience descriptions.

  • A concise, well-organized approach, resulting in carefully targeted, accurate and complete information that is relevant to the jobs sought.

  • Application of the concept that you are marketing your skills, experience and potential.

While the government's stated goal is to make the federal application process friendlier and easier for applicants, the fact is: you're the one who is the petitioner, the one who is asking for something from the other party. In other words, the government agency has something you want...a job...so you must be the one to make the greater effort.

How well you portray yourself and your previous work experience is a critically important factor in a successful job search. That is why our Federal Resume Writers stand ready to help you make that "highly qualified" list and subsequently, get called in for the job interview.

How to Get Started:

1.  We'll need to assess your resume, along with one or two current job announcements.  Please contact us at 1-800-822-5627 (703-914-5627 DC Metro area) to start the process.  A $50.00 retainer is required at the time of assessment. 

What Next:

2.  One of our Federal Resume Writers will do an assessment of your resume, then schedule a telephone interview with you to gather additional information needed to include in your resume.  The balance due is required at the time of the telephone interview.

After the Interview:

3.  Within seven days, the Writer will prepare the first draft of your resume.  When complete, this draft will be emailed to you for review. 

4.  Once you've reviewed the resume and made any comments/edits (via phone or through email) the Writer will incorporate these changes into the final draft and within five days, return the final draft to you via email.

Finishing Touches:

5.  Once you've reviewed the final draft, the Writer will put the finishing touches on the resume and email you a presentation version and an on-line version of your resume.  The presentation versions will contain formatting, special fonts and bullets, and will be used when mailing and/or faxing your application.  The on-line version, which contains no formatting, special fonts or bullets, is to be used to apply for jobs on-line.  

Rush Services:

  • If you need your resume within 7 days, you will be assessed a $150 surcharge.

  • If you need your resume within 10 days, you will be assessed a $75 surcharge.


Complete KSA Responses

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Non-Member Price:
$125 per KSA


Pricing for Current FedJobs Members

Please call 1-800-822-5627 (703-914-5627 DC Metro area) to place you order.


Bronze Membership
(5% discount): 

Price: $118.75 per KSA


Silver Membership
(5% discount): 

Price: $118.75 per KSA


Gold Membership
(10% discount): 

Price: $112.50 per KSA


Platinum Membership
(15% discount): 

Price: $106.25 per KSA

 

The Importance of KSAs ... 

KSAs ... Knowledges, Skills and Abilities ... that list of special qualifications and personal attributes that someone has decided you should have in order to fill a particular job.  It's not enough that you meet the basic qualifications for the position and have the specialized experience that's required.  It's not enough that you have a polished and up-to-date application package that clearly lays out all your experience and expertise.  Now you have to put more time and effort into developing a "supplemental statement"; a set of responses to these additional evaluation factors that may be relevant only to this job vacancy.  And you have to do it in time to meet an incredibly short application deadline. Grumble, grumble.

Our Federal Resume Writers are here to help you get through this application step and move you towards that new federal job. 

How to Get Started:

1.  We'll need to assess any KSAs you've already started to write, along with the job announcement that contains the required KSAs.  Please contact us at 1-800-822-5627 (703-914-5627 DC Metro area) to start the process.  A $50.00 retainer is required at the time of assessment. 

What Next:

2.  One of our Federal Resume Writers will schedule a telephone interview with you to gather additional information to include in your KSAs.  The balance due for your KSAs is required at the time of the telephone interview.

After the Interview:

3.  Within seven days, the Writer will prepare the first draft of your KSAs.  When complete, this draft will be emailed to you for review. 

4.  Once you've reviewed the KSAs and made any comments/edits (via phone or through email) the Writer will incorporate these changes into the final KSA draft and within five days, return the draft to you via email.

Finishing Touches:

5.  Once you've reviewed the final KSA draft, the Writer will put the finishing touches on the KSAs and email you the final copy.  

Rush Services:

  • If you need your KSAs within 7 days, you will be assessed a $50 surcharge per KSA.

  • If you need your KSAs within 10 days, you will be assessed a $25 surcharge per KSA.


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  Federal Career Counseling
Federal Job Consultations
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Do you feel overwhelmed by the Federal job hunting process?  Have you submitted multiple resumes, only to get a notice stating that you were "not referred to the selecting official" or "you did not meet the basic qualifications for this job"?  Like a lot of federal job-hunters, do you think the system is 'fixed' and that no matter how qualified you are, you won't get hired because you don't have the inside track on these jobs?

If you answered yes to these questions, we understand your frustration.  However, based on our years of experience counseling job-hunters, the main reason applicants are not getting the job is because they don't have a comprehensive application package, they don't meet the area of consideration for jobs that are restricted to: current or former federal employees; veterans; students; ICTAP/CTAP; etc., or they didn't follow the application instructions carefully and omitted pertinent application information. 

While the government's stated goal is to make the federal application process friendlier and easier for applicants, the fact is: you're the one who is the petitioner, the one who is asking for something from the other party. In other words, the government agency has something you want...a job...so you must be the one to make the greater effort.

How well you understand the system, and portray yourself and your previous work experience is a critically important factor in a successful job search. There are so many components to the federal job search process, that even the most educated individual can get lost in the maze.  That is why our Federal Counselors stand ready to help you make that "highly qualified" list and subsequently, get called in for the job interview.

The Results: You will gain in-depth knowledge of the federal hiring process, trim months off your federal job search, and gain employment faster...and often at a higher rate of pay than you expected.

Regardless of occupation, pay level, or federal experience, our clients have one thing in common...they needed help navigating the complex federal employment system.  They needed someone to help them develop a strategic plan that would enable them to focus on applying for jobs that would result in a rating of 'highly qualified', and that's exactly what we do.  We point our clients in the right direction...we draw a map that will help you reach your destination in the quickest way possible...and we help you avoid unnecessary roadblocks along the way.

Don't miss another job opportunity or spend hours applying for a job where you won't receive a 'highly qualified' rating.  

Give us a call today at 1-800-822-5627 (703-914-JOBS DC Metropolitan area) to schedule your consultation that will put you on the road to job-hunting success or order online by clicking on one of the links below.

30-Minute Consultation

Basic Counseling Package: $50

w/Resume Critique: $75

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Are you ready to invest in your future?  Our basic counseling session is only $50 for a one-on-one 30-minute telephone consultation where we'll cover these topics:

  • The Application Method: On-line, Paper, Email, or Fax 

  • On-line Application Systems: Are they Question-based or Answer-based?

  • Information Required: Supplemental Forms, SF-50, DD-214, Transcripts, etc.

  • Compliance Information: Will your resume pass the first test?

  • Length of Resume: Is there a one-size fits all resume?

  • KSAs: What are they and who has to respond to them?

  • Keywords: What are they and how do I find them?

  • Promotion Potential: What is the job's growth potential?

1-Hour Consultation

Premium Counseling Package: $95

w/Resume Critique: $120

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Are you interested in our premium consultation session?  This session is $95 for a one-on-one 1-hour telephone consultation and covers all the topics listed above, plus the following topics:

  • Merit System Principles: What agencies are governed by these laws?

  • Special Hiring Authorities: Veterans Preference; Persons with Disabilities, etc.

  • The Rating & Ranking Method: Rule of Three or Categorical Rating

  • Classification Standards: What jobs do you qualify for? 

  • Pay Levels: How do you determine the appropriate pay grade/level?

  • Specialized Experience: What do they mean by this statement?

Add another $25 and we'll critique your current application package for: content, format, compliance information, writing style, clarity of writing, focus, grammar and punctuation, keyword usage, length, job descriptions, accomplishments, and overall presentation

 

Here's what some of our clients had to say about our service:
I cannot thank you enough for the extra-ordinary service I have experienced working with FRS. Applying for federal jobs can be a nightmare (preparing resumes, KSAs and the application process) if one does not have the value added service and guidance that is provided by FRS. 

E. L., Fairfax VA

You have done an amazing job, thank you and I'm very glad that I had you work on my resume.

G. B. New York NY

I like the final product.  Thank you for the time and attention that you have given this resume.  I appreciate your service.

W. W., Salem OH

You are doing a great job and a service to us Federal employee's. The new Fed agencies like TSA & DHS are going to be using your services a lot. I have been spreading the word about your organization as I have been moving around the country working for TSA. Keep up the good work.

S. R. N, HR Specialist, TSA-Manchester NH

Yes! I did get the position I wanted at a GS-7 rate. They wanted me to work full-time, but what I really wanted to do was work part-time and go to school using my GI Bill. Well, the resume you wrote was so strong that they changed the whole position to part-time so they could hire me! Thanks a lot for all your help!

 N. M. San Francisco, CA


Federal Career Counseling

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Non-Member Prices:

Consulting: $125/ hour

Includes:

  • Job Search Strategies

  • Job Skills Analysis

  • KSA Coaching

Job Postings: $125/ hour

 Includes:

  • Job announcement review

  • Submission of application packages

  • Application follow-up


Pricing for Current 
FedJobs Members

Bronze Membership
(5% discount): 

Price:
Consulting/Job Posting:
$118.75


Silver Membership
(5% discount): 

Price:
Consulting/Job Posting:
$118.75


Gold Membership
(10% discount): 

Price:
Consulting/Job Posting:
$112.50


Platinum Membership
(15% discount): 

Price:
Consulting/Job Posting:
$106.25

You want to apply for federal jobs, but you don't know where to start, you don't have a job-search strategy, or you simply don't have the time to pursue current job openings and submit your application.  

Our team of expert Federal Career Counselors stand ready to help you achieve your federal-job search goals. We can help you:

  • establish a workable job-search strategy

  • analyze your job skills and qualifications

  • review job announcements to see if you could obtain a 'highly qualified' score 

  • prepare an electronic application package that will get you 'hits' 

How to Get Started:

1.  We will need to have an initial telephone consultation.  This consultation will take approximately 30 minutes and during this consultation, we will discuss your current federal job-search strategies and what you will need to do in order implement a  successful job-hunting strategy .  A $50.00 retainer is required at the time of the assessment. 

2.  Call Federal Research Service at 1-800-822-5627 (703-914-5627 DC Metro area) to setup your initial consultation.

Don't forget to ask about discounts on our custom packages when you purchases multiple items, such as:

  • Federal-Style Resume 

  • Cover Letter

  • KSA Responses and/or Critiques

  • Qualification's Analysis Report

  • Career Counseling

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