Our goal with GovernmentResume.org is to simplify everything as much as possible by putting all the information applicants need in one place.
Denver, CO (PRWEB) February 9, 2010
The process of finding and applying for a government job can seem like a labyrinth to the uninitiated. Luckily, the free website GovernmentResume.org puts all the information and advice you need in one place on the Web.
"Let's say for a moment that you want to get a government job, but never having had one, you're not sure how to go about it," said Jason Kay, owner and founder of GovernmentResume.org. "Where would you find out more? There is a lot of information online, but how do you know what's accurate and current?"
GovernmentResume.org is Kay's answer to this dilemma. "Our website offers articles on everything you need to know about getting a job in the public sector. The articles are carefully researched and contain the most up-to-date information, making GovernmentResume.org the first and last resource you will need in your job search."
According to Kay, most people don't understand how applying for a government job differs from applying for a regular job. "In order to successfully apply and interview for a government position, you have to know how to sell yourself to a government hiring manager," Kay said. "The hiring process for a government job is different than for a job in the private sector, which changes how you interview, how you write your resume, even how you go about searching for a job."
One of those differences is the way a government resume is formatted. Government job openings require a certain type of resume format, in order to maintain consistency between applications. Also, many jobs require KSA statements, which demonstrates the applicant's knowledge, skills, and abilities that qualify him or her for the position. If you want to have a shot at getting the job, Kay says, you have to be able to give the hiring managers what they want to see.
Another difference between private sector jobs and some government jobs is the use of a computer system called Resumix, which scans resumes and approves applicants for the next round of screening based on the presence of keywords and phrases in their resume. This puts even more pressure on the applicant, as their resume must not only be written to impress the reader, but it must also be able to pass the automated screening process.
"The application process for a government job can be quite overwhelming, especially for someone who is unfamiliar with it," Kay said. "Our goal with GovernmentResume.org is to simplify everything as much as possible by putting all the information applicants need in one place."
For more information or to browse articles on various aspects of the government hiring process, please visit http://www.GovernmentResume.org.