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

August 24, 2019 1:32 PM , Updated September 5, 2019 9:35 AM
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

May 16, 2019 10:54 AM , Updated September 4, 2019 9:50 AM
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

March 19, 2018 1:07 PM , Updated March 26, 2018 1:15 PM
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

November 16, 2017 1:30 PM , Updated November 24, 2017 7:00 PM
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

December 11, 2013 6:28 PM

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

October 10, 2011 8:14 AM

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

March 21, 2011 6:58 AM

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

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

July 13, 2009 2:54 PM

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

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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