The Jobseeker Guide, 9th Edition by Kathryn Troutman is the ultimate step-by-step guide for applying for a federal job and writing a federal-style resume.
The Jobseeker’s Guide is used at more than 150 military bases worldwide to teach Kathryn Troutman’s highly acclaimed Ten Steps to a Federal Job® to military personnel and family members. This title is recognized as the leading guide on the topic for 100,000 military spouses worldwide.
The Ten Steps to a Federal Job formula and the highly-successful Outline Format Federal Resume are designed to match the government job announcement qualifications.
The Author’s technique for identifying keywords, emphasizing the importance of accomplishments, and other strategies for the best federal resume that are critical to get Best Qualified and Referred to a Federal Hiring Manager.
The book contains successful samples of federal-style resumes that are great for the federal human resources specialists to read and clearly see the job seeker qualifications. Information about Veterans Preference and Military Spouse Hiring programs are in the book to assist military and spouses with federal career search.
The Ten Steps to a Federal Job book and curriculum are taught at military base transition centers worldwide to give insight and expert instruction on federal job search for transitioning and retiring service members.
I am so grateful for my Ten Steps training because of the successes it has brought my clients. I tell anyone who uses my services the Ten Steps to a Federal Job method does work. With many warm and kind regards, –Mary Ann W. Bowersock, Veterans Employment Representative, Virginia Career Works/Virginia Employment Commission 2021
“I love your 10-step technique to help people write a [federal] resume. As an instructor, the technique is concise and organized” –Dennis Eley (Regional Wounded Warrior Coordinator, USN) 2020
Ms Troutman is the guru of navigating federal job applications! Her well crafted advice and insight will give you an edge in this often misunderstood process. Ive used her process when working as a career coach to assist transitioning military members, military spouses and new graduates as well as in retooling my own federal resume. Success speaks louder than words. Using Ms Troutman’s insight, qualified job seekers previously struggling with the federal job system, get referrals, interview and receive multiple federal job offers. Although I’ve been in the federal system for years, using tactics Ms Troutman highlights, I was offered and accepted a leadership position with my dream agency. —Barbara R King-Searles, USN Fleet & Family Support Center
About the Author
Kathryn Troutman is the Founder and President of Resume Place, Inc., a Federal Career Consulting firm, Government Agency Contractor / Leadership Training, and Publisher located in Catonsville, MD. Her firm specializes in writing and designing professional federal resumes, as well as consulting, coaching and education on the federal hiring process. Ms. Troutman founded the Certified Federal Job Search Trainer program for military transition and employment specialists. This book is the primary text for this certification training. She is the author of many best-selling federal career books, including the Federal Resume Guidebook, 7th Ed.
Troutman is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable media guest, appearing on Beverly Jones’s Jazzed about Work on NPR’s WOUB, Carol Fishman Cohen’s 3, 2, 1 iRelaunch (Relaunching Your Career), Mark Miller’s Repurpose Your Career, and numerous times on Mike Causey’s Your Turn show on Federal News Network. Her business, The Resume Place, had been featured in The Washington Post. To hear interviews of this top federal jobs expert,