Join Andre & Dianne Shelton as they walk you through the Occupational Outlook Handbook, in order to help you find career information on duties, education, and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.


Many of the government position begins with a position description located in an agency’s library. The source of that library comes from the Occupational Handbook. The Occupational Handbook, a free resource provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, can help increase your chances in the hiring process.


  • Search and retrieve the Occupational Handbook for the desired job series;
  • Review scoring factors; and
  • Find the keywords to apply to the resume based on the job announcement.

Students are encouraged to bring their laptops or tablets for this workshop.


TIME: 6:30 – 7:45 PM
ROOM: Community Room D

NOTE: Please register first at the Welcome Desk. CNM volunteers will then direct you to the assigned room.


Andre & Dianne Shelton retired from the Air Force after serving 23 years as an active duty service couple.

Dianne Shelton

Majority of Dianne’s career has conclusively been working within the Department of Defense as a Medical Technician, Para-Educator/AVID instructor, and Substitute Teacher. Now pursuing a career change, she is working as Government Contractor, Receptionist & Administrative Assistant, in the Education Counseling Department on Fort Belvoir. Her job primarily entails providing Active Duty Service Members, Retirees, Reservist, and their family members with college information, tuition assistance, scholarship and loan applications, veteran benefits materials and contact resources. She also schedules the visiting college programs whereby participating colleges present their degrees, certificates, financial aid, and other programs to potential students. She has recently completed her certification as a Career Development Facilitator (CDF) through the National Career Development Association (NCDA). Now is attending Jackson State University pursuing a degree in Child and Family Education.

Andre Shelton

Andre is a US Air Force veteran who has served at many different assignments across the world with his wife by his side, along with their three children. Andre first served as a weapons instructor for 13 years, then ten years as a Manpower Analyst before he chose to close the chapter on his Air Force in 2006. Since then Andre has worked the as a Management Analyst in Colorado, Program Analyst at the Pentagon, and a Special Assistant at Dept. of Housing and Urban Development. Recently, Andre acquired a new position as Program Analyst in DoD. Like Dianne, he too has recently completed his certification as a Career Development Facilitator (CDF) through the National Career Development Association (NCDA)as well. Also, he will complete his 2nd post-degree in Education Technology from Central Michigan University this year.

About Federal Career Connection

Who We Are: Through the support of Career Network Ministry, the Federal Career Connection program was created by volunteers to provide facilitator-led workshops to equip job seekers with the right mix of information and resources to enhance their federal job search.

Our Vision: A federal government that employs men and women who possess high standards of integrity, moral and ethical conduct, and genuine concern for the American public interest.

Our Mission: To provide job seekers with relevant, up-to-date information to enhance their federal job search and individual marketability.

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Federal Career Connection


A free resource for Americans who want to serve in the federal government, while helping the government recruit individuals who possess high standards of integrity, conduct, and concern for the public interest.

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