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4 Steps to the Senior Executive Service (SES)

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While most of these steps have numerous smaller steps within them, if you use this high-level list as a blueprint, you will be well on your way to the SES!

5 Key Benefits of Online Training

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Over the past several decades, as cutting-edge technology and automation have proliferated across the planet, more and more organizations have embraced the many benefits of using web-based training. Now in 2015, the federal government seems to be moving in that direction, as well.

Are Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) Really Gone?

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In the past, many federal vacancy announcements often required applicants to write separate KSA narrative statements. A few years ago, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) leadership decided to “do away” with KSAs as part of hiring reform and streamlining the federal application process.

Four Key Ingredients for Resume Success (and how to screw up the recipe)

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Grandmom always brought the apple pie to family events. She “taught” all of the grandkids to make it and even gave us the recipe, but none of us have ever been able to duplicate the taste the texture of the flaky crust.  It’s not that the recipe is that difficult to follow, but Gran had a sixth sense about baking and she perfected her signature dessert over many years. 

Leaning into the Senior Executive Service

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CareerPro Global’s SES team has assisted more than 4,000 SES applicants, most of which are GS-15s, corporate executives, or senior military officers. We also sometimes see GS-14s step up and apply for SES positions—especially those with a former corporate or military careers. In addition, we are seeing more agencies push their GS-14s to begin learning about, considering, and preparing for the SES early.

Legislation Would Make All Federal Employees 'At-Will' Hires

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A bill introduced by Representative Todd Rokita (R-Ind.) seeks to take an unusually forward approach to federal workforce matters, aiming to classify all new federal hires as “at-will” employees.

New Book on the Future of the SES

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Last week, the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) held a launch event to celebrate the release of a new book on the next generation of leadership in the federal workforce.

Options for Writing Your Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)

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Okay, so you’ve talked to your mentors and peers, and you’ve done some initial research. You have decided to apply for Senior Executive Service (SES) positions, and you now realize the inevitable—you need to develop your ECQs.

Preparing for Interviews: Get Your Stories Straight

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My young friend Kelly has an accounting degree. She’s a recent graduate and she just received a job offer to become the bookkeeper for a local construction company. She’s considering the position, but she doesn’t know if she will accept it. She’s just not sure that the company or the job is a good fit.

Preparing to Apply for a Federal Position

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In the past, many federal vacancy announcements often required applicants to write separate KSA narrative statements. A few years ago, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) leadership decided to “do away” with KSAs as part of hiring reform and streamlining the federal application process.

Preparing to Write Your USAJOBS Resume

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When you apply for federal jobs, the first thing hiring managers will see is your USAJOBS resume. Since this document will make that all-important first impression, you want it to be as strong as possible.

SEA Names New President

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Today, the Senior Executives Association (SEA) announced Bill Valdez, a former Department of Energy (DOE) Senior Executive and former Senior Advisor in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), as the organization’s new President.

Senator Seeks More Data on SES Bonuses

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Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), who has previously taken an interest in senior executive bonuses with the Stop Wasteful Federal Bonuses Act, is now asking the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for data on the number of senior executives who received bonuses between FY 2011 and 2015, in addition to information on performance awards that exceeded the statutory caps.

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