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Four Steps to Writing Responses to Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

Four Steps to Writing Responses to Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

Center for Disease Control

HOW TO WRITE RESPONSES TO KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs)

If you apply for a position announced in the KSA format you should respond to the KSAs. You have to describe your experience and how it relates to each of the KSAs. How do you do this? Where do you start? What do you need to think about?

To help you do this, we have divided the process of writing KSA responses into 4 steps.

Step 1. Read the KSAs very closely.

You need to make sure you understand what the KSAs are and what they mean. This step is critical. If you do not understand each KSA, you will not be able to write good responses. A KSA by itself tends to be general in nature. The vacancy announcement usually contains a brief summary description of the duties of the position. Read this summary description very carefully.


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    wjcald

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    I can do all the KSA's but if the age isn't right it won't matter!

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    CourtneyAda

    almost 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Good Lord, this is OVERKILL..... 8O

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    watersmarlon

    over 5 years ago

    4 comments

    I need some assistance with my KSA's I think mine arent right help..

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    ThaCoyote

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    W O W...I jacked up my KSA so bad. I will do better next time though!!! :P

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    duardonme

    over 5 years ago

    10 comments

    Informative

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    jessejefferson01

    over 5 years ago

    4 comments

    Consider revising the last sentence of step 4. "They will be able to give proper credit for your experience if they do not understand what you have done. "

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    Account Removed

    over 5 years ago

    I thank you for this very informative career guide. The 4 steps were easy to understand and follow.

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