Finally, after two decades of writing 10+-page Senior Executive Service (SES) federal resume applications, there has finally been a change in the SES Resume requirements for specific agencies. Applying for an SES position is demonstrating your ability to lead people, lead change, build coalitions, possess business acumen, and showcase demonstrated results.
Our SES Five-Page All-Inclusive federal resumes are packed full of these leadership qualities detailed with challenges, individual and specific actions taken, and—most importantly—qualitative and quantitative results. Since the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) began beta testing the scaled-down Five-Page SES Resume in the beginning of 2009, other federal agencies have adopted this format; CareerProPlus has been conducting our own beta test and has successfully come up with a comprehensive record of proven performance in our own Five-Page All-Inclusive Resume we develop for our SES clients.
The Five-Page SES Resume includes the five ECQs (Executive Core Qualifications) and TQs (Technical Qualifications), MTQs (Managerial TQs), or DQs (Desirable Qualifications). The new signature Five-Page All-Inclusive—as we have named this application—would appear to be much simpler to develop. However, the reality is that a comprehensive federal resume and normally 10 pages of ECQ documentation, and perhaps 2 to 4 pages of TQs, if required, must be pared down and information optimized to showcase the most important facets of your leadership qualifications. Therefore, even though the resulting document is smaller, these requirements make it a more difficult and time-consuming process.
Other federal agencies have specific requirements, such as the following:
This entails a five-page SES resume and up to 10 pages of ECQ documentation. The 27 executive core competencies are required to be addressed throughout each respective ECQ, in addition to TQs, if required. The ECQs are developed following the CCAR (Challenge-Context-Action-Result) model.
It is imperative that you read each SES application in its entirety prior to writing your package. Different agencies sometimes change requirements from fax and email to mail-in only, as well as regarding, SES resume page length, ECQ character count, and font and margin requirements. Any application submission that deviates from what is requested on the specific vacancy announcement will most likely be rejected.
"Was one of four people selected to interview for the SES position. Waiting to hear results. Meanwhile I have been the acting Director, and have received numerous accolades from the DISA Director...will let you know how it turned out...BTW my SES package was rated the best overall. Thanks" -Rich
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Updated Page Content on 4/17/2015