What Are KSAs And Assessments?

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What Do KSAs Require?

For many announcements, these resume assessments are separate three-quarters to one-page answers to questions related to the job for which you are applying. Other announcements may specify other lengths, or may ask to include answers to the KSAs in your federal resume. Some announcements require you to cut and paste your KSA answers in an online application. Mini-KSAs must be integrated within the body of your USAJobs resume. You may see a statement on the job vacancy that reads, “KSAs are optional.”

If you have the option, include the mini-KSAs, because you will receive a much higher rating on your federal application. We highly recommend that you READ each vacancy announcement carefully for the specific requirements. We can help you to read and interpret these announcements to determine what is actually required.

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How Do You Answer KSAs?

It can be difficult to write KSAs. Each KSA will be rated per answer, and is critical in the Challenge-Context-Action-Result (CCAR) formula. A short story is required supporting the question asked on the job vacancy stating the challenge of your situation, brief context, the action you took, and the results of your actions. KSAs are very important to address, if requested.

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How Are KSAs Priced?

We price our KSA writing services based on the level of composition, technical detail, grade, and amount of time it will take us to write them for you. We write the KSAs so they can be reused for other positions that ask similar questions, saving you money as you apply for additional federal positions.

What Do We Recommend?

We recommend that you use KSA writing services to write both your KSAs (and/or mini-KSAs) and federal resume. By doing this, you will submit a complete package that represents you at your best, with the federal resume that includes all pertinent information in the KSAs. However, if you think your federal resume is already a polished document, we are happy to write only your KSAs for you.

What Makes Our Writers Stand Apart?

Our team includes multi-certified KSA writers who have authored numerous articles, journals, and books related to the craft of resume preparation, and we have been the recipient of coveted industry awards, such as “Best Military Transition Resume” and “Best Cover Letter.” All of our writers participate in a comprehensive training program and benefit from continuous training throughout their career. Whether you need assistance with writing KSAs, polishing your resume, or preparing a federal resume from scratch, we have the KSA writing expertise that can make a positive difference in your career success.

What Our Clients Are Saying

I would recommend CareerPro Global to ANYBODY wishing to enter Federal Service, especially with a military background. After extensive phone interviews, my writer took the time to understand my background, and somehow make it fit into the job I was interested in. Counting that position, his KSAs have gotten me on to the short list of candidates three out of four times. CareerPro’s results are as near to being a sure thing there is in an uncertain world.

Michael Blount


What’s the Next Step?

To learn more about our resume preparation and KSA writing services, contact us at 800-471-9201 for an initial no-obligation consultation. We can also provide you with a free price quote for our services. Click on the GET STARTED NOW link and send us a copy of your resume and job vacancy announcement so we can provide your quote.

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