Archive for December, 2014

Is 2015 the Year You Will Apply for an SES Position?

December, 24, 2014

The years go fast, don’t they? Are you a high-performing leader who has been thinking about the next step in your career? Have you been thinking about the SES, but still have not taken the time to get your application materials prepared?

If so, what are you waiting for? The federal government needs you to help shepherd it into the future, but you must put yourself out there. With the new year approaching, it’s a great time to actively design the next chapter of your career.

Six SES Tips

December, 11, 2014

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There is one question that federal managers consistently ask me: “How do I become an SES?”

Created by Congress in 1978, the Senior Executive Service (SES) is a 7,000 member elite cadre of federal leaders who are performing cutting-edge work and delivering vital services, from protecting the homeland to revitalizing our economy.

When ECQs Don’t Make The Cut

December, 11, 2014

Over the past decade or so, our Senior Executive Service (SES) writing team here at CareerPro Global has helped thousands of people develop ECQs (Executive Core Qualifications) that represent their accomplishments and executive potential in the best possible way.

Most of the time, our clients come to us for help early in the process. But sometimes, clients call and say something like this: “Please help! I wrote my own application materials, and was offered an SES position, but my ECQs were disapproved by OPM!”

SES Careers in 2011

December, 11, 2014

By Barbara Adams, CPRW, CEIP, MMRW, CFRW and

As 2010 passes away into history as one of the most tumultuous and disappointing years for American job seekers, all eyes turn to 2011 with a combination of hope and dread. As bleak as things remain for an American economy that continues to bleed jobs and red ink, all is certainly not lost. Despite the often over-hyped news reports, jobs are still available and people are still being hired. So where are the Hot Jobs expected to be found in the coming year?

SES Performance

December, 11, 2014

The Senior Executive Service is comprised of the men and women charged with leading the continuing transformation of government. These leaders possess well-honed executive skills and share a broad perspective of government and a public service commitment, which is grounded in the Constitution. The keystone of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, the Senior Executive Service was designed to be a corps of executives selected for their leadership qualifications.

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