H.H.S. & FDA Virtual Hiring Event November 03, 2011 from 3 to 5. About 4 thousand had signed up for this event. They will send all copies of the slides and transcripts of the event to us. This was the best way for Federal government to save money and to reach the broadest amount of people. Also they were able used by sign language and open caption for this virtual hiring meeting. Plus also are going to do virtual interview so that you don’t have to go to their location. This was a great idea so that it saves time and money for both persons.
They had said; H.H.S. is the 6th largest Federal agency with over 65 K employee worldwide.
V.R., Career one stop centers, wounded warrior project, and veterans are the one helping with the hiring event.
The H.H.S. & FDA Jobs announcements will open on November 14 and closed on November 18, 2011.
They had mention that you had to go to USA Jobs www.usajobs.gov
Create an account and when you upload a resume there is a 5, 000 word limit.
They also went through in how to read the vacancy positions. One of the important item to study is the duties section and this should reflex what is said in your resume.
How to apply section is the next section to follow it careful and exactly.
Occupational Assessment Questions are available and make sure you include them in your resume. This section is going to be the hardest to navigate and use due to if you make a mistake you can be thrown out of the system and not be considered for the job.
How a Resume should be done.
Resume; average resume it is 2 to 3 pages long where as a Federal resume is 3 to 5 pages long. You should not included driver’s licenses or SSN number, and are not need or is requested. This is also what call a functional resume at least in New York there is not too many Vocational Counselor that know how to put together these types of resume together. Hence the problem of a barrier to person with disability to obtain a job with the Federal Government. Plus you must have everything in electronic format so that you can submit them online.
Special Hiring Authority; you need to put on the resume. For person with disability need to include your schedule A letter and signed as an attachment to the resume.
Federal Experience; all types of the following; Military, Federal, State Government
Clearance; Indicate what level and if it’s still active
Skills summary, needs to have 3 elements; an introductory paragraph, list of skills directly related to the position and your skills you have acquired throughout your career that you want to highlight.
Accomplishments; is what thing that you did throughout your life that would help you transfer skills to this job.
Computer Software; list what types and what level you are proficient at it, and how many years you have use them.
Additional Training; credentials, recertification requirement, and amounts of hours of training.
Educations; what degree you have and if the application required a transcript then it needs to be submitted as attachment in electronic format.
Honors and awards; anything you like to share to the employer, ie it shows what kind of person you are and what other skills that might help you do your job better.
Volunteer work and community involvement; this could help with on the job experience, so included just like if it’s a job that you had.
Professional Associations; This helps and show what credentials you hold and how you’re able to continue to update your skills for the job you’re applying
References; You need to have at least 3 references including their contact information. Also need to notify the persons of what jobs you have applied.
They also have recommend that the functional resume sometimes is the only contact, so make sure that its grammar and spell check before submitting.