It’s not easy to write Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) that both stand out and fully support your intended position. That, however, is exactly what you need to avoid rejection—and with the right training, it can be an exciting challenge! With 85% of our clients receiving job offers, we know what it takes to effectively connect the dots between your past experience and the needs of potential employers.
Do you possess the critical leadership skills needed to make it as a 21st-century executive? You’ll have to prove it. The Office of Personnel Management calls for a demonstration of five Executive Core Qualifications in every application for an SES position or SES candidate development program. These include:
In addition, each ECQ must be supported by a predetermined selection of 28 core competencies, including creativity, team building, human capital management, among others. Finally, across these five qualifications are five shared competencies that also need to be demonstrated in your writing—interpersonal skills, integrity/honesty, oral communication, written communication, continual learning, and public service motivation.
We will teach you to effectively create ECQs using up-to-date examples of your leadership skills in motion by relying on the Challenge-Context-Action-Result (CCAR) format. These narratives show, firsthand, how you embody the core qualities that employers are seeking. Because the ECQs weigh in so heavily on candidate selection, it’s important to avoid common errors.
It’s imperative your ECQ is flawless, but people still make mistakes. Here are some to keep a vigilant eye out for:
If an onsite workshop isn’t feasible, we’ve created two online courses designed to teach you how to write ECQs that convert your resume into an interview opportunity. As the only ISO-9001:2008 registered company in resume writing, training, and career coaching, CareerProPlus has the knowledge and experience to prepare you for your SES job search. We’ve put technology to work for you, and have provided the following experiences capable of readying you for hire:
Fine-tune your ECQs for maximum impact, and avoid the mistakes that can block you from your organization of choice.
Contact Barbara Adams, Master Federal Career Advisor/Trainer, at 478-714-7549 for availability, pricing, and registration information.