Academic journal article Career Planning and Adult Development Journal

Military to Federal Career Guide

Academic journal article Career Planning and Adult Development Journal

Military to Federal Career Guide

Article excerpt

Military to Federal Career Guide by Kathryn Kraemer Troutman 2006. Baltimore, MD: The Resume Place. 237 pages, Softcover, $38.95)

Intended Audience: A, D

Major Headings from Table of Contents:

Networking; Federal Hiring Benefits for Veterans & Family Members; Write Your Basic Military Resume; Analyzing Where You Fit in Federal Government; Understanding Federal Vacancy Announcements; Search for Federal Jobs; Focus Your Military Federal Resume; Write Your KSAs; Apply for Jobs; Track & Follow-up.

How is the book most useful for its intended audience?

This book is a one-stop source for Federal employment with step-by-step comprehensive and concise instructions for developing a federal career after military service.

The top five things you learned from reading this book:

1. How to network into the Federal workforce.

2. Benefits of gaining a Federal job.

3. The difference between a traditional and Federal resume.

4. How to write a Federal resume.

5. How to search for Federal jobs.

With more than 1.7 million jobs and over 400 occupational specialties, the Federal Government offers more choices than any other single employer in the United States does. Whatever your interest and background, you can probably find a government career to match.

Kathryn Kraemer Troutman understands that when exploring Federal career options, there are countless choices, spreading across numerous agencies and bureaus, each with its own mission and each overseeing its own hiring and recruitment. Tailoring a job search to the Federal Government's rules will definitely increase one's chances of getting a job. The Military to Federal Career Guide does just that by providing a comprehensive one-stop source to a Federal career. …

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