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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