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Follow the Style of this Sample KSA Answer to Rank Highly on Your Job Application

By on August 24, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Follow the Style of this Sample KSA Answer to Rank Highly on Your Job Application

Writing good KSAs on a federal job application can be challenging. These are two real world examples to help illustrate techniques.

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The Rise of the Occupational Questionnaire

By on May 16, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The Rise of the Occupational Questionnaire

Occupational questionnaires replaced the old KSA process, but may have led to unintended consequences for agencies.

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How to Answer KSA Questions

By on March 19, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
How to Answer KSA Questions

It is important for federal job seekers to understand how KSAs fit into the federal hiring process and how to answer them. Here is an overview.

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Applicant Questionnaires and Gaming the System

By on November 16, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Applicant Questionnaires and Gaming the System

Do applicant questionnaires improve the federal hiring process? The author provides an analysis.

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Practical Tips for Improving Your KSA Answers

By on December 11, 2013 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

When it comes to applying for a federal job, knowledge, skills and abilities are intended to measure the qualities that set you apart from other applicants. The author discusses some specifics about each aspect of KSAs.

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Creating a Federal Resume in the Post-KSA Era

By on October 10, 2011 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

What’s changed and what hasn’t with regard to writing your federal resume now that KSA’s are (mostly) gone?

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No More KSAs? How the Federal Job Application Process has Changed

By on March 21, 2011 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

On May 11, 2010, President Obama signed a memorandum theoretically eliminating KSAs from the initial application and shortening the federal hiring process. Here’s what to expect now if you are applying for a federal job.

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Save the KSAs! The Debate Rages On

By on July 21, 2009 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The possible elimination of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) in filling jobs has triggered a virtual avalanche of articles and discussion. Even OPM can’t wave a magic wand and make KSAs disappear, since the requirement to use them is embedded in law, so the question seems to be how, not if, they will be used.

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KSAs To Be Phased Out

By on July 13, 2009 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

KSA’s will likely begin to be phased out starting later this year. But for the time being, applicants still need to be aware of their importance.

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Save the KSAs! A Former Human Resources Manager Defends a Trio of Old Friends

By on July 6, 2009 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

There is plenty of controversy surrounding the federal hiring process. One aspect is the proposal to eliminate federal KSA’s. An experienced federal human resources specialist weighs in with a proposal. The author says federal hiring can and should be improved and suggests how that can be achieved.

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