HIGHLIGHT YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS LIKE A SENIOR EXECUTIVE BY USING THE CCAR MODEL

By Katherine Coffman

You might be asking yourself, “How do I highlight my experiences in my resume on how they impacted my organization’s priorities?” 

As a retired federal service senior executive, my response would be: “Write like an executive.” And how to write like an executive is to showcase how your significant accomplishments contributed to your organization’s priorities. 

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WHAT A FEDERAL CAREER COACH TAUGHT ME ABOUT APPLYING TO FEDERAL JOBS

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By Frieda Wiley

When I applied for my first government job more than 20 years ago, I didn’t just sprinkle my resume with keywords. I littered my resume with them, thinking I’d score an interview. As I snail-mailed my FBI internship application, I felt confident and naively optimistic. Not only did I hear crickets, but I didn’t receive even as much as a rejection letter. I was crushed. 

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OPM’S USAJOBS SITE HIGHLIGHTS NEW ‘COVID-19’ JOB ALERT

OPM opening up opportunities for Schedule A and federal employees

To help Federal agencies meet critical hiring requirements in support of mitigation efforts to the coronavirus pandemic, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) published a COVID-19 tag on USAJOBS so that Federal agencies can flag positions tied to the national response. 

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FEDERAL HIRING CONTINUES DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

The Office of Personnel Management empowers federal agencies with more hiring flexibilities.

Editor’s note: This blog is authored by Alex Harrington, Julie Broadway, Chris Westbrook, and Treva Smith.

To see Civil Service positions directly related to COVID-19 hiring, check out USAJobs’ coronavirus page here.


To help mitigate the rising tide of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) throughout the U.S., the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has empowered federal agencies to leverage existing special hiring authorities to help onboard new hires during this current national emergency.

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WHAT DID YOU PUT IN YOUR TOOLBOX THIS WEEK?

By Julie Broadway

Our February workshop (Are You Becoming Your Own CEO?), held on Feb. 4, centered around assessing and preparing ourselves for what we believe we have been called to do as professionals. Whether that’s to get ready for the interview for a promotion…pursue a federal position…completely change career paths…or grow where you are currently planted, it is important to prepare and plan to ensure that you’re ready for any opportunities that may come your way.

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