Applying for U.S. Federal Jobs

The Beginners Guide to Success in the USA Jobs Platform
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (5 ratings)
409 students
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Applying for U.S. Federal Jobs
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (5 ratings)
409 students
How to set up access to USAJobs
How to prepare for searching for and applying for positions advertised in USAJobs
How to search for jobs in USAJobs
How to submit an application for a position in USAJobs


  • Well constructed resume in PDF format


The vast majority of mistakes made by job-seekers in the USA Jobs platform are easily avoidable with just a rudimentary understanding of how it works. In this class, I will give you the knowledge you need to avoid some of the most common barriers to success. Along the way, I will also provide you some tips to make using the platform quicker and easier. The class is geared to first-time users, but will also provide benefits to those who have tried to submit applications but are wholly unsuccessful, and don't know why.

Who this course is for:

  • Individuals who are new to, or unsure of the process of successfully submitting applications for federal employment in the USA Jobs portal.

Course content

6 sections • 6 lectures • 1h 9m total length
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Human Resource Professional, MBA
John Fouch
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 5 Reviews
  • 409 Students
  • 1 Course

I have over 30 years experience with management in multi-national corporations in the private sector, and Federal Government. I hold a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Maryland. Over the last 10 years, I have advertised hundreds of federal positions and reviewed thousands of applicant packages. I've decided to share some experience and some tips that have proven beneficial .