Federal (USAJOBS) Resume Writing Tutorial

Learn the step-by-step Battlefield Resume Methodology (BRM) of writing a powerful Federal (USAJOBS) resume
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  • Lectures 65
  • Length 7.5 hours
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Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

This is an easy to follow, step-by-step, Federal Resume Writing tutorial. The video instruction taught in this tutorial is directly linked to each chapter within the Battlefield Resumes, LLC workbook called "Operation: Federal Resume, 4-Battlefield Phases to a Targeted Federal Résumé." This tutorial will help veterans, transitioning military personnel, federal government employees, defense contractors and others in their search for federal employment. This tutorial uses an easily identifiable analogy between military doctrine and federal résumé writing. This training encourages you to use military tactics and strategy when transitioning to the civilian workforce. If you want to learn the secret to the HR screening process and want to get “referred” to the Hiring Manager, you have to watch this video training program. Bruce shows you how the HR office evaluates your resume and categorizes you for a certain GS Grade Level, as well as how you can ensure that your resume is evaluated at the highest salary (GS Grade Level) possible. He also shows you where to find the criteria that the HR office uses when determining if your resume should be “referred” to the Hiring Manager and how to ensure that the same critical information is included within your resume. Bruce will also walks you through the Hiring Manager’s evaluation process and how the federal government Position Description (PD) is linked to the vacancy announcement, the KSAs, the Questionnaire, and the questions asked during the interview. If you want a federal job, this video tutorial is a must and will definitely ensure your resume is more competitive than other applicants, as well as prepare you for your federal government interview.

What are the requirements?

  • Willingness to leverage your military experience when writing a federal resume.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Translate your military experience into civilian terminology
  • Bridge the gap between your military experience and the civilian workforce.
  • Translate your military skills into a federal government resume.
  • Use military combat methods to analyze a federal job vacancy announcement.
  • Write your federal government resume at the highest GS Level/Salary possible.
  • Learn how the HR office reviews resumes so that the HR office will "refer" your resume to the Hiring Manager.
  • Learn how the Hiring Manager reviews resumes so you can target your resume to the Hiring Manager and get the interview.

What is the target audience?

  • Veterans
  • Transitioning Military

What you get with this course?

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Curriculum

Section 1: Warning Order - You must prepare for your next career
02:22

Welcome to Battlefield Resumes Federal Resume Writing Tutorial.

00:48

Bruce Benedict, Owner of Battlefield Resumes, LLC explains who needs this training.

01:58

Common questions that job seekers always ask.

00:41

What is the Battlefield Resume Methodology (BRM)?

02:32

Learn how the Battlefield Resume Methodology was developed.

01:10

What should you expect from the training?

01:19

What is the SECRET to federal resume writing and the Battlefield Resume Methodology?

Section 2: Focus on getting a Federal job through your military experience
02:28

Understand how to relate the "Warning Order" to your preparation for civilian employment.

02:07

Understand how military objectives are used in federal resume writing so that you don't miss a critical step when applying for a federal job.

05:20

Understand what the "Commander's Intent" is and what your intent must be when applying for a federal job.

06:32

Understand what your Area of Operation is and how to focus on it when moving into the civilian workforce.

03:39

Understand how to view the federal application process from the S2's perspective and from the S3's perspective so you can wargame your federal application process and get the job you deserve.

01:30

Understand how to use "Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB)" to analyze the job vacancy and your resume when applying for a federal job.

03:02

Understand how to use the IPB process when applying for a federal job.

06:48

Understand how to conduct a "Rehearsal of Concept (ROC) Drill" when comparing your federal resume to the federal job vacancy, federal KSAs and associated questionnaire.

04:45

Understand what you must "assume" when applying for a federal job and how to develop a "Commander's Estimate" as it relates to federal jobs.

02:51

Understand what the key "Decision Points" are when applying for a federal job and how to exploit them.

04:24

Understand what the "Decisive Terrain" is in a federal vacancy announcement and a federal resume and how to obtain it so you can have the advantage.

01:46

Understand what the High Value Target (HVT) is when applying for a federal job and how to accurately target the HVT so you can get referred by the HR office and get the interview.

02:09

Understand what the "indicators" are within a federal job vacancy and how to identify keyword patters.

04:23

Understand how to identify "Key Terrain" within the federal job vacancy and within your resume so you can have an advantage over other applicants.

07:44

Understand how to analyze the "Mission, Enemy, Troops, Time, Terrain and Civil considerations" when applying for a federal job.

02:28

Understand to use the "Military Decision Making Process (MDMP) when applying for a federal job so you can be better prepared than other applicants.

05:21

Understand what "Obstacles" you must identify and work around when applying to a federal job.

02:16

Understand how to conduct "Pattern Analysis" when applying for a federal job so you can get referred by the HR screening process.

01:57

Understand what your "Operations Order (OPORD)" is when applying for a federal job and how to develop the most effective OPORD possible.

01:50

Understand the critical "Phases of the Operation" when applying for a federal job so your resume doesn't get passed over or disqualified.

01:31

Understand what your "Strategy" must be and how to develop it when applying to a federal job, so you can get the interview.

03:14

Understand what your "Avenue of Approach" should be when writing a federal resume and what the HR and Hiring Manager's "Avenue of Approach" will be when reviewing your resume.

Section 3: Operations Order (OPORD) - Apply to a Federal Government Job on USAJOBS.Gov
09:22

Understand why the Human Resource office and the Hiring Manager have an immediate advantage and how to gain the advantage over both of them.

03:14

Learn how to compare the battlefield to that of the federal application process.

Section 4: Phase Line Analyze - Write a Long Resume & Find a Federal Government Job
04:57

Learn how to use the OPM website when analyzing federal job series and GS levels.

16:34

Learn how to search for jobs on USAJOBS, CIA, NSA and DIA websites. Also, learn how to apply to jobs and use their resume builders.

17:14

Learn how to search for jobs on USAJOBS, CIA, NSA and DIA websites. Also, learn how to apply to jobs and use their resume builders.

Phase Line Analyze - Objective 1c - Analyze Federal Job Criteria
13:05
08:50

Use the military S2 (intelligence officer) and S3 (operations officer) methodologies when analyzing the federal hiring process.

07:03

Develop a long resume and write detailed description of your past work history.

18:56

Learn how to analyze a federal government vacancy announcement. Learn how to decipher the requirements and the keywords required to get referred.

07:18

Learn how to analyze a federal government vacancy announcement. Learn how to decipher the requirements and the keywords required to get referred.

Article

Understand the the Closing Date of a federal vacancy is and what your plan of action should be when you see it.

Section 5: Phase Line Recon (Example 1) - Recon the Federal Government Job Announcement
12:44

Learn how to analyze the overview section of a federal government vacancy announcement.

08:30

Learn how to analyze the Duties section of a federal government vacancy announcement.

20:21

Learn how to analyze the Qualifications section of a federal government vacancy announcement.

04:06

Learn how to analyze the Benefits section of a federal government vacancy announcement.

09:12

Learn how to analyze the How to Apply section of a federal government vacancy announcement.

05:49

Learn how to analyze the Questionnaire section of a federal government vacancy announcement.

Section 6: Phase Line Recon (Example 2) - Recon the Federal Government Job Announcement
11:19

Learn how to analyze the Overview section of a second federal government vacancy announcement.

09:43

Learn how to analyze the Duties section of a second federal government vacancy announcement.

09:17

Learn how to analyze the Qualifications section of a second federal government vacancy announcement.

01:43

Learn how to analyze the Benefits section of a second federal government vacancy announcement.

10:04

Learn how to analyze the How to Apply section of a second federal government vacancy announcement.

13:28

Learn how to analyze the Questionnaire section of a second federal government vacancy announcement.

Section 7: Phase Line Exploit & Shape - Exploit the Job Announcement Keywords
16:23

Learn how to extract and exploit key words from a federal government vacancy announcement.

13:11

Learn how to extract and exploit key words from a federal government vacancy announcement.

18:56

Learn how to extract and exploit key words from a federal government vacancy announcement.

11:08

Learn how to extract and exploit key words from a federal government vacancy announcement.

08:51

Learn how to extract and exploit key words from a federal government vacancy announcement.

Section 8: Phase Line Attack - Target the HR Screening & Target the Hiring Manager's review
13:46

Learn how to develop a Job Title Theme for a federal government vacancy announcement.

08:43

Learn how to answer the federal government vacancy announcement Questionnaire.

06:41

Learn how to shape your resume to answer the federal government vacancy announcement Questionnaire.

04:40

Learn how to target the Hiring Manager with a tailored federal resume by extracting keywords from the Questionnaire.

03:46

Learn how to target the Hiring Manager with a tailored federal resume using the USAJOBS resume builder.

Section 9: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED
17:22

Learn how to integrate all phases of the federal resume process into the USAJOBS resume builder.

04:51

Learn how to integrate all phases of the federal resume process into the USAJOBS resume builder.

03:59

Learn how to avoid Battlefield Traps when writing a federal resume.

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Instructor Biography

Bruce Benedict, President, Battlefield Resumes, LLC

Bruce is a retired US Army Major with a commission from OCS. He also served over 6 yrs as a DoD GS-15 Hiring Manager. He is a Certified Résumé Writer and a Certified Coach, Speaker, and Trainer with the John Maxwell Team. As a Retired U.S. Army Major, Defense Contractor, and a previous Federal Government GG15, he collectively has over 27 years of military, federal government and defense contracting experience. Bruce initially began his career as a Private/E1 with the US Army, In 1996, as a SSG/E6, he graduated from Officer Candidate School (OCS), Fort Benning, GA, where he was commissioned as a 2LT/01. Throughout his 21-year Army career, he served in Germany, Panama, Japan and numerous locations throughout the US. He deployed four times to the Middle East, proudly serving in Bahrain, Iraq, Afghanistan and Qatar. In 2007, he retired from Active Duty as a MAJOR/0-4 and transitioned to a senior intelligence consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton. In 2009, he transitioned to the Federal Government, becoming a GG14. In 2011, he was promoted to GG15. In this position, Bruce became the Hiring Manager for the entire organization, where he wrote Federal Government position descriptions and vacancy announcements for all positions, while leading hundreds of interview panels and hiring hundreds of Federal Government employees. Similarly, he reviewed thousands of defense contractor resumes against multiple defense contract statements of work (SOW), ensuring that only the highest qualified employees were hired.

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