Federal Resume Workshop

This week we had a federal resume workshop which came at the perfect time! There are only two more weeks left of my internship at the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Antonio Solorio,┬áprogram manager for the National Park Service’s SAMO Youth program, led the workshop for all of the summer interns. Solorio led the presentation along with two assistants who were NPS employees. They covered everything from how to write a resume, cover letter and how to find and apply for government jobs. The two assistants shared┬ácopies of their resumes’ as examples for us to follow when creating a federal resume. I was unaware of the difference between a regular resume and a federal resume. A federal resume is much longer than a regular resume and requires more explanation and details. Regular resumes are typically one page and need only short, bullet points of information whereas federal resumes can be about six to seven pages. I wish there was enough time for us to have been able to learn interview and salary negotiation tips. I am glad I was able to participate in this workshop because I am currently looking for jobs, since this internship with Environment for the Americas ends in two weeks.

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