10 Big Mistakes Vets Make Applying to Fed Jobs
Kathryn Troutman | Federal Career Coach
Mistake 1: I only apply for jobs on USAJOBS (or CPOL or DONHR or WHS).
If you limit your search to just one agency or website, you are limiting your job search.
There are at least five major sites where you can create a profile, set up a resume builder, answer questions, and apply for a federal job:
www.usajobs.gov – the official government jobs website, includes Air Force civilian positions
www.cpol.army.mil – the website where all Army jobs are posted and where you would apply for an Army position
http://military.com/careers – a commercial site that manages,resumes and job postings for federal agencies.
www.whs.mil – Department of Defense civilian jobs are posted here and the resume builder and application is here.
The Ten Mistakes:
Mistake 1: I only apply for jobs on USAJOBS.
Mistake 4: Sometimes, I sell myself short.
Mistake 5: My job is too unique to summarize.