There is no doubt that this national pandemic has changed nearly every aspect of American lives, particularly those ‒ like you ‒ in the workforce who have either been laid off, downsized, forced to take early retirement, or let go permanently. And for some of you, your line of work, along with many others, may not be coming back.
It didn’t surprise me that our August webinar, “How to Apply and Interview for a Federal Job,” was attended by nearly 200 job seekers, surpassing all our other webinar attendance by over 130 percent. When it comes to looking for a federal career in the U.S. Government, a job seeker’s number one challenge is writing a marketable federal résumé.
Our ‘all-volunteer’ cadre of Federal subject matter experts and hiring managers work hard to provide individuals in career transition with the best federal employment resources and information, all through monthly virtual workshops and office hours, along with special events like “Fireside Chats,” at no cost. And even though we would like to provide more help to job seekers with other career services – i.e., resume review, coaching, job search strategy, etc. – our volunteers do not have time due to life’s obligations (e.g., working full-time jobs, taking care of family needs, and spending time with loved ones).