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By Kathryn Troutman

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Introducing the Student Federal Resume Sample Database

Boston, MA, July 7, 2013, NDCA 100th Anniversary Conference

Co-author and publisher Kathryn Troutman will introduce the first-ever Student Federal Resume Sample Database™that can be licensed by university and college career centers, or accessed by student jobseekers online – for a fee. The successful student federal resumes are published in the Student’s Federal Career Guide, 2nd Ed., which was co-authored by Paul Binkley, Ph.D.

The new Student Federal Resume Sample Database™ will be introduced at the NCDA Conference – 100th Year Celebration - at the Pre-Conference Institute for Veterans and demonstrated at Exhibit Booth No. 28 at the conference.

Troutman will be offering a 30-day free demonstration access to the Sample Student Federal Resume Database™ to conference attendees.

Now, for the first time ever, university career centers and students will have access to up-to-date, successful federal resume samples. This online Student Federal Resume Database™ will be available to current students and recent graduates of colleges and universities who license the database. Students are always looking for the best sample resumes for Pathway Internships and USAJOBS federal applications. Pathways internships are available for the first-time by many federal agencies, and can be converted into permanent positions in government. The internships are highly competitive and the application is usually resume only.

The challenge for students and their federal resume is this:  “The federal resume is not the same as a private industry resume. Students need samples of the federal resumes that are longer than the typical corporate resume." Says Kathryn Troutman, Author and publisher of the federal student book and database. 

The resume samples on the Student Federal Resume Database™ and in the Student’s Federal Career Guide resulted in internships and new careers for eight case studies in the book. The Sample Federal Resume Database™ is based on the Student Federal Career Guide, 2nd Edition by Paul Binkley, Ph.D. and Kathryn Troutman. Three of the samples are for veterans who used the GI Bill to complete their degree and pursue a federal career.

Scott Hampstead graduated from University of Maryland College Park with a BS in mechanical engineering. Unfortunately, he did not complete an internship and could not find a engineering position in private industry. The strategies that federal resume expert took with Scott’s resume resulted in three job offers from three districts with the USACE. Adding more details about Scott’s engineering projects while in college made the difference, the projects showed is test management, project management, team leadership and critical thinking skills, which resulted in the job offers and the acceptance of a GS 7 position.

Jeremy Denton separated from the U.S. Marine Corps as an E-5, helicopter crew chief. He decided that he would not continue his career in the aviation field, but would compete his BA degree in political science and pursue a degree in intelligence in the government. Jeremy’s resume demonstrates how the helicopter crew chief work description can be converted into an intelligence specialist and analyst federal job. Jeremy was hired into a Department of Homeland Security agency. The eight case studies in the Student’s Federal Career Guide are posted in this Student Federal Resume Sample Database.
  • Scott Hampstead, BS, Mechanical Engineering – Hired by US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Emmanuel Willis, BS, International Business – Hired by Defense Contract Management Agency Intern Program
  • Brandon Billings, BS, Homeland Security, E-5, USCG, Internship in Law Enforcement
  • Sonya Morse, BS, Human Development, Hired by Palace Acquire Internships
  • Steve Longworth, BA, History and MPS – Hired by Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs
  • Marisol Mendez, MPP, National Security Policy, E-7, Army National Guard, Hired by Presidential Management Fellows

Posted on Jul 16, 2013 at 4:02 PM

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