COURSE SECTION: CAREER DEVELOPMENT
A resume is a marketing tool that everyone should keep up-to-date no matter what stage they are in their career. In this course, participants learn how to analyze a vacancy or job announcement in order to write a resume that is targeted toward the position they are seeking. Participants also learn strategies for demonstrating their unique capabilities so that they can confidently market themselves as the most qualified applicant for a position. Through a series of exercises designed to strengthen their writing skills, participants will begin to craft a resume that showcases their skills and accomplishments. Topics covered include learning to highlight the key points of a vacancy announcement to write a federal resume that targets the vacancy/job announcement; dissecting the components of a vacancy/job announcement to focus on keywords and relevant information; and marketing yourself in the most positive way to highlight your competencies.
- Search for federal or non-federal jobs for which they are eligible and qualified, by analyzing their background and experience.
- Navigate USAJobs and/or civilian job boards.
- Analyze a federal vacancy announcement or civilian job posting and create a resume that targets the position.
Course Duration: 2-3 hours VILT / Equivalent to ½ day of classroom training.
Virtual Class Size: Up to 20 participants.
Delivery Method: Course is available in-person and virtually.
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