You’re interested in applying for Federal Senior Executive Service (SES) position, but where do you start? These positions are executive level spots in the Federal government with titles like Chief Information Officer, Chief Economist and Director, Financial Management. The pay is great and a SES career is extremely prestigious, but how do you navigate the SES application process?
The SES application consists of four to five different parts:
1. The SES Resume
2. Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
3. Technical Qualifications (TQs) or other Required Factors
4. Managerial Technical Qualifications (MTQs) or Professional Technical Qualifications (PTQs)
5. Cover Letter
Each must contain specific information, including resume buzz words and specific examples of Senior Level management skills. The resume and ECQs are multiple page documents, while the other documents are a page or more each.
Your SES application will require one of the following:
A. Five-Page SES Resume and Separate ECQ/TQ Narratives
B. New Hybrid 5-Page SES ECQ/TQ All-Inclusive Resume
You will need to review the job announcement to determine your development approach. If you are unsure of the requirements, please complete our SES Applicant Questionnaire.
It takes a tremendous amount of time for the first time SES applicant to prepare his or her own responses to these questions, as the learning curve is steep. Using an experienced SES resume writing service is the answer for the busy executive who is ready to jump start their career with the federal government. For a small investment, you can avail of the services of a professional writer who will give you the best chance possible of advancing to the next step in the SES hiring process, the interview.
* If you would like to receive a quote for SES resume development, please complete and submit our SES Applicant Questionnaire.