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Conference Session Recording - Get Out of Your Comfort Zone & Generate More Money Understanding Federal Resume Writing Services (1 CEU)

  • October 20, 2021
  • January 02, 2027
  • webinar

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Get Out of Your Comfort Zone & Generate More Money Understanding Federal Resume Writing Services

Presented by: Ellen Steverson & Nancy Segal

This session focuses on a lucrative way to expand your business by adding federal resume writing to your offerings. The federal government is the largest employer in America with 9.1M workers and comprises nearly 6% of all U.S. employment. Federal resumes are different from private-sector resumes. We will review the differences and similarities of federal and private-sector resumes, explain how to introduce them as part of your services and outline 3 ways to generate more income when you can offer federal resume writing services. Regardless of whether attendees decide to offer these services, all career professionals should understand federal vs. private sector resumes to better educate and serve clients. Join us in a lively conversation on understanding federal resumes so you can adequately guide clients, build their trust as an expert, and expand your business. This session will provide information for those serving any job seeker, from career center experts to business owners. It's important to understand America's largest employer and the differences (and the reasonings) between federal and private-sector resumes.

Three key takeaways from this session include:

  • Key differences and similarities between federal and private-sector resumes and reasons why.
  • How to have better conversations with clients about federal writing services and job opportunities.
  • Sustain and grow your business with 3 different ways to integrate federal resume writing services into your offerings.


This one-hour recording from the 2021 Virtual Conference is $9.99 for NRWA members and $19.99 for nonmembers. It is eligible for 1 CEU.

About the presenter:

Ellen Steverson opened StartingBlock Career Services, LLC, in 2011. She is active within the NRWA, developing and facilitating the NRWA Best Business Practices Course. As Chief Career Strategist, Ellen writes resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and career documents for executives to US Presidential Appointees as well as engineers, managers, rising leaders, and college graduates. She has written more than 1,000 resumes and has coached hundreds of people on job search, interviewing, and business strategies. Ellen Steverson is a former executive and engineering recruiter and holds multiple certifications: Nationally Certified Resume Writer (NCRW), Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert (NCOPE), Certified Career Management Coach (CCMC), Certified Employment Interview Consultant (CEIC), and Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF). She is an NRWA Ask The Experts Contributor and a published resume writer. You can learn more at StartingBlock Career Services, LLC: www.StartingBlockCS.com.

Nancy has 30 years of Human Resources (HR) experience with the Federal government and has run her own business for 15 years. Her federal career includes serving as Personnel Officer, Deputy Regional Administrator, and other HR leadership positions at the Department of Defense, the U.S. Treasury, and other government agencies.

Nancy was nominated for a Toast of the Resume Industry (TORI) award for best military transition resume. Her resumes have appeared in several books, and she has a weekly column at FEDweek.com. Nancy is the author of The Complete Guide to Writing a Federal Resume, The Complete Guide to Interviewing for a Federal Job, and The Complete Guide to Making a Federal Career Transition. She authored and facilitated the Academy Federal Resume Writing Certification. Nancy holds a Master's degree in Human and Labor Relations and a second Master's degree in Public Administration. Her undergraduate degree is in history.

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