10 Big Mistakes Vets Make Applying to Fed Jobs
Kathryn Troutman | Federal Career Coach
Mistake 2: I only apply for jobs without KSA narratives.
If you limit your search to applications that do not require KSAs, you will cut out many job opportunities with the Departments of HHS, VA, Interior, Commerce, Justice, Labor, Transportation and others. You will need to learn how to write KSA narratives and questionnaire essays for a successful federal job search. KSAs are just examples that demonstrate you have a certain Knowledge, Skill or Ability. You can use the KSA Builder developed by this author to write your “stories” that will demonstrate that you do have a certain knowledge, skill or ability. www.resume-place.com/ksabuilder
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.