Don’t worry if this feels little overwhelming at first . . . you’re not alone! ECQs are challenging for everyone, and our clients include seasoned GS-15s from across the government, colonels and generals from all military branches, senior scientists, PhDs, MDs, attorneys, college professors, corporate executives, and numerous other professionals. However, with this kind of expert training, more than five hours of video-based instruction, our signature ECQ builders, and samples, the process becomes much more manageable, and your chances of success increase dramatically! If you would prefer editorial feedback on your ECQs, we recommend you take the ECQ Mastery Course.
The goal of this course is to simplify a daunting writing exercise by making sure students understand the OPM standards and that they have a clear process and powerful tools for writing their own ECQs. In addition, the online format allows students to set their own pace and access the course for three months, during which time they watch (and rewatch) the videos and access the training from anywhere at anytime.
CareerPro Global, Inc. is excited to share almost four decades of experience using all best practices to ensure all compliance issues are addressed with the Qualification Review Board (QRB.) Allow us to teach you how to write passing ECQs through the lens of how the QRB will rate your ECQ stories.
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 ECQ training, it can be an exciting challenge! CareerPro Global, Inc. offers several options for ECQ writing courses and workshops. With our clients successfully 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 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.
In our Senior Executive Service training courses, we will teach you to effectively create ECQs using our up-to-date best practices and expertise. You will learn how to flesh out the most impactful examples of your leadership skills in a Challenge-Context-Action-Result (CCAR) format with the competencies interwoven into each ECQ. These narratives will show, firsthand, how you embody the core qualities that employers are seeking. Because the ECQs weigh so heavily on candidate selection, it’s important to avoid common errors.
It’s imperative your ECQs are flawless, but people still make mistakes. Here are some errors to keep a vigilant eye out for:
Learn to write ECQs from one of the top SES resume services in the business through our ECQ training. Our ECQ Writing Workshop entails:
One-day or two-day Senior Executive Services training courses will be hosted onsite for groups of 10 or more. Computers in the classroom are required. The course includes Roadmap to the Senior Executive Service publication with CD-ROM, ECQ builders, ECQ samples, and other helpful resources. This is a very interactive workshop. No matter your current understanding of the Senior Executive Service ECQs and their requirements, you can always learn more!
If an onsite ECQ training isn’t feasible or convenient for you, we’ve created two online courses designed to teach you how to write ECQs that convert your resume using all best practices and through the lens of the QRB. CareerPro Global 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 Senior Executive Service ECQs for maximum impact and avoid the mistakes that can block you from your organization of choice.
We put our ECQ writing courses online to make them accessible to a larger group of people. You can take them on your own time, determining the pace based on your schedule. If you get busy at work, you can take a couple of nights off without any long-term impact. You also don’t have to worry about child care because you can study in your home.
Our knowledge is built on our experience. We have written more than 70,000 military and federal resumes — more than any other company. You can learn from the insights we have gained from this experience.