12 Biggest Mistakes of Federal Job Seekers
Kathryn Troutman | Federal Career Coach
If you are a first-time federal jobseeker, feeling desperate for a good, stable job, read this list of mistakes and avoid them. You will waste valuable job search time, energy and enthusiasm if you are doing it all wrong. In the current job market, it is better if you slow down, read the announcements for the qualifications, carefully review the questionnaires, and write good answers to questionnaire essays and KSA narratives. Consider the federal job search your “job”.
Your mission: To get a GOOD Job.
This article is a collection of the biggest mistakes that I am seeing when reviewing and critiquing resumes from private sector candidates seeking federal jobs or coaching people in federal job search who are out of work right now and want a federal job.
The 12 Mistakes:
Mistake 1: I only apply for jobs on USAJOBS
Mistake 5: Sometimes, I sell myself short
Mistake 8: It’s great the USAJOBS is searchable
Mistake 10: I’ll Take Anything!