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Getting Credit for your Experience — A Shocking Tale

I was shocked to hear that an agency viewed one particular candidate as ineligible or not meeting the minimum requirements for a job announcement.  

This individual has over a decade of experience as a contractor doing cataloging and indexing in a federal library.

To avoid this ridiculous situation, be sure to list the hours you worked next to each job experience on your resume.  Note if it was 10 or 40 hours a week so you can be assessed properly for the experience that you have to your credit.  Also, it’s not enough to simply list where and when you graduated.  Include the degree that you earned since it’s a requirement in some job announcements.

It’s a weeding process in any human capital office, so be sure they can’t toss your resume for not meeting the minimum requirements.




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