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.
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.
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.