In mid-April, the IAUNRC brought Karol Taylor to Indiana University to guide students through the federal job application process. With over 28 years of experience in the federal government and eleven in federal hiring, as well as specialized training in career counseling, Karol Taylor was ideal for explaining the ins and outs of searching for federal jobs as well as creating a competitive application.
Karol’s visit included two events. The first was a lecture “Navigating USAJobs: The Federal Job Application Process” which took place on Friday, April 15th. The second event was a four hour “Federal Hiring Workshop” on Saturday, April 16th. The lecture led students through the details often overlooked by candidates applying to a Federal Vacancy Announcement, especially with USAJobs’ recent change to the Recruitment One-Stop System.
The Federal Hiring Workshop explained the 'ins and outs' of the federal hiring process. Karol explained how to address KSA (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities) sections, the layout of a federal-style resume, ways to navigate USAJobs, how to critically read and respond to an announcement, and tips for creating a stronger federal application package. Following the workshop, Karol met with students to provide feedback on student resumes as well as tips for improving their individual applications.