SES Five Page All-Inclusive

What Are the Different Types of SES Resumes?

As you search for SES resume examples to follow, you’ll likely notice variations in structure, formatting and content. These differences occur because different agencies and positions have unique application package requirements. Generally speaking, there are four main types of SES resumes:

A traditional SES resume focuses on your leadership competencies. We use best practices to ensure your resume highlights your accomplishments, technical skills, and scope of experience. We help give your application package an attention-grabbing presentation and demonstrates a mastery of executive language.

This type of resume we call All-Inclusive is five-pages and all five Leadership Competencies must be addressed in the resume. This entails a five-page SES resume and up to 10 pages of ECQ documentation. The 28 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.

This type of application package includes a four-page resume with a cover letter or a five-page resume without a cover letter. Instead of ECQs, the federal agency will specify five executive competencies that you must address. These executive competencies may include:

  • Leading Change
  • Leading People
  • Results Driven
  • Business Acumen
  • Building Coalitions

The hiring agency selects and replaces competencies at its own discretion, so it’s essential to follow the job-specific application instructions.

Positions listed on the USAJobs website allow for resumes that are up to 5,000 characters per job block in length. ECQ character limits range from 4,000 to 8,000 characters. ECQs for USAJobs postings should follow SES best practices, including adherence to the CCAR method.

SES – ECQ Services

Since 1986, CareerProPlus has been helping executives prepare for the challenging SES application process by providing expert career advice and SES resume writing services.

First Read the Federal Job Vacancy for Instructions

It is imperative that you read each SES application in its entirety prior to writing your package. Different agencies sometimes change SES resume 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.

  1. Email us a copy of your federal vacancy announcement, along with your resume.
  2. An executive Career Coach will contact you within 24 hours of receipt to discuss qualification criteria, timeline, costs, and our SES resume services.

This review is FREE, and we will determine if our SES resume writers can partner with you to become one of the next SES leaders within the federal government.

What Our Five-Page SES Resumes Include

With more agencies adopting the five-page SES resume, our all-inclusive resume option can be used for many different positions. When you send us the vacancy announcement you’re applying for, we’ll be able to advise you on whether a five-page resume is the right choice for the position.

When you partner with us to create a five-page resume, we make sure your resume covers everything the hiring agency is looking for. Our five-page resumes include:

  • Your employment history for at least the last 10 years.
  • Your education, training, and certifications.
  • Any awards or honors you’ve received.
  • Any publications you’ve written or presentations you’ve given.
  • Keywords from the SES vacancy announcement or General Series.
  • ECQ essays written according to the CCAR formula.
  • TQ statements to support your expertise.
  • Appropriate SES resume formatting.

We can provide five-page SES resume samples to give you a better idea of what to include and how to format the information properly.

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Why Come to Us for Assistance With Your Five-Page SES Resume?

Our signature five-page SES ECQ all-inclusive resume has a proven track record of getting candidates through the hiring process with high levels of ease and success. This resume style complies with the condensed SES application requirements for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Defense (DOD), and other federal agencies.

We follow all best practices to craft a resume that effectively highlights your core competencies, executive leadership, and career accomplishments. Our goal is to help you breeze through the hiring process to secure an interview and get your dream job.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

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


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