Navigating Of USAJOBS by Hubert Ellerbe Closed Caption Transcript of Video
[Navigating new version of USAJOBS by Hubert Ellerbe]
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Hello, everyone, my name is Hubert Ellerbe and I'm the human resource Specialist with enterprise systems division. Welcome to our presentation on navigating through USA jobs. The first think we will need to do is log into the website which the website address is http://www.usajobs.gov/. Before you create an account -- ourselves with the home key across the left top.
First is home. This is where you would come back to on any search or where ever you been in the system this is where you return back to. Then let's go to search for jobs which allows you advanced search as well. Then my account which maintains your profile information and resumes, saved searches, save documents and the jobs, applicant status which I will explain later. And resource center will touch on veterans individual disabilities, students and senior executives. Okay, so now let's go to -- let's start out with our then go into creating an account. Before we do that, before we do that to create an account, let's come back to let's familiarize is also some of the other areas on this page.
Of course, the what area in the middle of the page, the white area is showing you what particular position you are looking for, what type of announcement and then your where block which is right beside that, will give you where in this country you want to work in terms of your state and local area. Then we have the advanced search which you see right below where, then we have you're search jobs function which we will come back to that to search for positions within the system. Then let's scroll down just below that and you have your individuals with disabilities. Let's open that up for a second. It kind of gives you a welcoming page and what have you in terms of the resources you would need and what you need to know. Let's close that out. And come back into -- let's close that out and come back into the veterans area. The veterans area is another one you'll be able to welcome and show you the most of the things you would need to know and see within USAJOBS. Let's close that out. Then you have your students and recent graduates. Then of course, the senior executives series. Let's come down just below that where it says what you're following USAJOBS. And you can see he can follow USA jobs on Facebook, Twitter and the YouTube. Those are some pretty good functions to be able to alert you in another way of alerting you through USA jobs. Let's scroll back to the top right. We want to go into the create let's hit on the create an account area. And this area in terms of creating a new account of course we are welcoming you to USAJOBS because this is your official site for the federal government. With you're new account we've already open an account, these are some of the thinks you want to go over that you will be able to do in the USAJOBS area. You will be able to build and store up to five distinct resumes. You'll be able to save and automate job searches. We will be able to save and apply for jobs. You will be able to search by Agency, occupation and location. It will be able to apply to federal agencies. You will learn how to use USAJOBS while you're on the site and it also has an area where he will be able to learn about the federal hiring process. And discover special hiring programs and see which jobs are in demand. Let's scroll down to the form section right below that. The form section you will be able to see the personal information and account information. And you see the red dots as you look here is your required information. This is the information that has to be put on here in order for you to create an account. Of course, your first name, no middle name is required, there's no red stop there and then you have your last name. And you have you're telephone numbers. Which in this area it will accept up to three different phone numbers. Of course, your e-mail information and you want to make sure it is in HTML format. One of the key is that they are is about is be advised that only one account can be created for each e-mail address. Be sure the e-mail account you use is only accessible by you and the e-mail account is properly secured. Let's step down a little lower on your account information. With your account information you have to have you're account uses between four characters and no more than 24 your user name. For your password, it must contain as well at least eight characters and no more than 20. When your creating a password you want to make sure you have at least one uppercase letter, at least one lowercase letter, at least one number and at least one symbol. Here's another key reminder to help remind -- to help remember and protect your password, supply some personal hands by selecting three different password questions and answers. Knowing this information can help you quickly reset you are in my USA jobs account using our automated account resetting tool. As you come down just a little further you see your password questions. These are secret questions that you may have in the system and let's use the drop-down box just to give you a general idea of some of the questions they have anywhere to answer. You have to use the ones noted that they have. And if you come out of your drop-down box you can go over your terms and conditions and read over that. At the end of that as you can see, once you read just below that over your terms and conditions, at this time you agree to what you've read, but this time we would go ahead and create an account. Now for time intensive purposes, we've already created an account for you to look over sort this time we will sign in. -- so at this time we will sign in. Let me do this again. Hold on just a second here. Once you get all signed in this is where it is best to do what you can. In fact, scroll around on this without being signed in, but it is best that we will be able to keep everything that you found in the system. Okay, so no what we want to do once we -- once you are signed in if you notice across the top right you will see your name and that you are the ones I didn't to this particular account. If you look to your left here, to the bottom left let's go over there, scroll over to your left and to the bottom where it says might account pretty much midway through. You will see your name once again. And if you have a goal, this is a good time to put in a goal as they have some or you, but you want to add a goal at this time, this is when you would add it. You also could add a picture at this time if you had a photo that you wanted to upload. This would be the time to do it. And if you wanted to edit, let's go down a little bit right there to the edit section if you want to edit your account in any way and change a phone number or something, this would have been the time that you would have done so. Let's go down just a little bit to the resume portion. As you can see this individual you can store up to five resumes. And at this time this individual has stored two. And you want to make sure once you upload you're resume you do it in a word processing system. Preferably Microsoft Word and make sure you use your spellcheck. At this point your resume builder you copy and paste the various blocks of the test in a specific area such as duties and responsibilities and what have you for your resume or to let they said, your name, each resume and make sure it is something that you would remember be a technical and managerial. To upload a resume as you can see right below build a resume you see that uploading a new resume. This feature you have to really be careful because if you have one of those resumes that come up to three pages humane and -- not get all your information and here because this particular area when you're at text count is only 5000. Be very mindful of that and that's all you'll be able to put in there. Let's scroll over, let's come back up to where the saved job section is about midway up a little bit. This is an area, let me go further in the highlights from USAJOBS as you see just above that. Here is where if anything USAJOBS wanted to alert you on this is basically where they would highlight your information right here that they wanted you to have. Let's go back down to your save jobs. Here on any jobs that you would've saved that you found in the system or you were lucky to this is where you would save the information. Let's scroll down to your documents. Here the good thing about this particular area is when you save documents at this time you would be able to reuse those documents in the system time and time again for different positions that you apply for. In the system. Let's closethat.. Then we can come down, let's close that one out.
Okay, then we have your applicant status, application status. This is a very important area as you can see here it will alert you on the status of your application B. it sometimes the application may close and he wouldn't have known until you went on the site and can see is a debate that either the vacancy has closed or it is been moved to the selecting official. Let me see if we come out of that area, okay, after you come back up from the application status we can go back to the top. I want to take you to how you refine your search and what have you so at this point, let's go back to the homepage. Now from the homepage, now what we want to do is this is where we are going to search for a position and see if we can find in the system so let's go ahead and add probably we can add human resources or whatever career field at this point you want to add in there. We will do human resources. We will just a Washington, D.C. Now if you look in the site you can see in the bold print it gives you the job name, it gives you the series, the grade and pretty much all the information you would want in terms of this will give you an explanation in terms of as you look for that vacancy announcement you see the Agency, the location, your salary of the information you would need in terms of the vacancy announcement which we will go into further detail later. But let's scroll to refining the results. At the top here to the left your top left as it shows, you have jobs for the US citizens and then we also have that second block is where you would refine your search for your vets and disability, your second block their to federal employees so we don't want to miss that very important area. It will give you that search for all of the vets and disabilities and what have you. Let's scroll down and go over -- let's go into one of the -- I want to show you the short version of the vacancy announcements so let's close that down and go to where it says the short version. This way you will see the bold be at the Agency itself. It basically explains everything at a quick formatted way we you can see the vacancy and if you're interested in applying. Let's close that out. Let's go back over to the left and of this column and discuss where it says Agency. Let's hit on the Agency area. Here you will find most of the agencies that we have around the country it will identify for the ones that pulled how many are in that particular Agency in term of vacancies that they have our folks that they are needing. You can go back and get vacancy again. And let's come down to job category. And once again, different jobs that you are looking for to be able to identify how many we have in that particular area for the job categories and where they are located. Let's close that out. Now let's hit on the grade. The good thing about the grade area is that be it for whatever want be at nine, 11, 12 and as it goes all the way up it will usually in the vacancy announcement it will give you a minimum to a maximum for that particular grade in terms of salary. We will go down to silly and maybe be able to see that so let's close that one out and go to salary. And here you will see how the minimum and a max in terms of whatever grade you would have selected. Let's go to work type. Close that one out and go to work type. Once again, you'll be able to see again, some of the positions in terms of the work type and picking the titles and so let's close that out. Your work schedule. This is very important as some positions you have to read the whole vacancy announcement and some may say we are only hiring for part-time, some may say we are hiring for full-time so you want to really be reading your vacancy announcement when you come down to these areas and they are telling you the work schedule of these vacancy announcements. Let's go to posting and close that one out.
That posting, open, steer with the posting data what basically gives you how long has it been since a vacancy has been put out you really want to keep it -- sometimes you may want to set your son probably 10 and in the last 10 days how many positions came out for the area that you're interested in. It is a very key area right there. Okay, so we can close that out. Now let's go back, scroll back to the top here. As a matter of fact, let's go back to the home section. I really didn't mean, now we want to do the advanced search. That's right in the middle if we hit right midway through there just below the where and when. Let sit on your advanced search. -- let's hit on your advanced search. Okay, now the good thing about your advanced search is it is going to help you narrow down to a specific vacancy. This is a very important in terms of when you are looking for maybe someone referred to vacancy to you and you want to go specifically to that vacancy so let's slide over a little bit to the left where it says your keyword. This is where as you saw is put in human resources, it could have been an analyst, just giving it some keywords to search for different things that you're interested in it in the system. The same thing as you go down just a little bit with the title search. But let's hit on one of the question marks. Right beside the position to give you a general idea of what comes up. It will just explain what it is in a particular area if you're not really sure how you want to narrow you're search down, this will go in full detail and explain it that way. Let's go to the series. You have to be careful when you are searching by series because some will be in a three letter format and of course, this requires for so if you're looking for a three letter format series, make sure you add zero. Again, if we slide on down there for the location, now the location search will give you all of the 50 states are in the country. Can we add the Alabama, hits on the Alabama one. Then you can put add over here once you put on Alabama all the cities and local counties for Alabama will come up and at that time let's hit and one. And as you can see will add it to your search. Now to remove that let's put the mouse back on that and then you hit remove and it it will go away. Okay, now let's slide down to your Agency shirt. Right in the same line and it is pretty much the same criteria if you want to search by Agency you heard the agriculture was a good Agency to be with or Department of Commerce or anyone of these agencies that you can go to in the same thing applies, you hit on one of those and either add and let's hit on one because what happens is% agencies go to the bottom so let's hit on one of those in the Agency block.
Let's pick one. And as you can see just below all the sub agencies will come up before the type of area you want to work at or what have you and your sub agencies will come up and that's a you you track them that weight and once again using the adding and remove function. Let's slide over from there and scroll down a little bit and let's go over in terms of your eligibility as a veteran. Once again, these are key areas you need to have when searching for a position. You want to make sure you add the yes for vets and individuals with disabilities. That's a critical area and it will pull up folks that have these announcements for you and what have you. That's how you keep point your search nearing it down to really going after the vacancies or the area you are looking to work at. That would in turn, kind of show you all you're navigations area. Let's go back to the top. Now the good thing at this point to narrow the search we would have narrowed our search completely based on the advanced search that I just showed you, that would pretty much you're navigation throughout the USAJOBS in terms of after you have created an account. Those that -- those are the navigations that I've just shown you that you should be able to narrow you're searches and what have you in terms of the USAJOBS, but at this time, that would pretty much conclude the presentation and I'd like to turn it over to my colleagues who will go further in detail of the vacancies further in detail. Good luck on your search and thank you and have a wonderful day.