The Ten Steps to a Federal Job® Certification Program is the ground-breaking training program that provides you with TWO industry-standard certifications: Certified Federal Job Search Trainer® (CFJST) and Certified Federal Career Coach® (CFCC). The CFJST / CFCC certification was established by the Federal Career Training Institute, the training division of The Resume Place, Inc. It was the first and remains the only respected and valued credential in federal job search training. Earning and maintaining these certifications demonstrates a foundation of knowledge and skills to effectively coach and train jobseekers to land a high quality US Government career.
See list of those who have already been certified through this in-demand program!
*Pictured right: Bobbi Rossiter, Ten Steps Certification Program Manager
An initial exercise in the training is discussing challenges the advisors are facing. The CFJST / CFCC training addresses all of the following challenges.
You get to choose from three certification program options ‒ In-Person Training, Webinar or a Hosted Program at your location. Each option is structured differently, so choose the one that works best for you. Base your choice on the learning style and the best location for you.
Over 1000 career professionals have gone through this program!
For instance, CJ Johnson, a civilian federal employee, has worked as an Exit Strategist and TAP (Transition Assistance Program) specialist for the US Coast Guard in Alameda, CA since 1996. She has taken our certification training three times and co-taught it once. Her reasoning for returning? "Laws and federal job applications processes change, and I've wanted to make sure that I'm up-to-date," Johnson explains. And her outstanding success rate shows she's a woman who thoroughly understands what she teaches. It's an amazing 70-80%. Read more
Here’s what others are saying:
“Very important insights to job searching, writing of resume, and understanding USAJobs. Thanks.”
‒ James Stewart, Military Transition Advisor & Instructor, USMC
“Fantastic course. Relevant. Well-presented and useful.”
‒ Dena Hallman, Soldier & Family Assistance Program Manager, US Army
“I travelled halfway around the world and this training was worth it.”
‒ Maria McIntosh, Work & Family Life Specialist, USN
See who has received past training.
To help you prepare for your certification training, we will ask you to set up or update your USAJOBS account with your resume. You will use your own USAJOBS account and resume for instruction of others.
All three of the certification programs and all of our federal career publications are based on our Ten Steps to a Federal Job® search strategies. Our Ten Steps PowerPoints also incorporate federal resume writing insights and job search techniques from the course text: Jobseeker Guide, 6th Edition. Additional info comes from our seven current career guidebooks as well as the following materials:
All individual registrations* receive:
PLUS one (1) copy each of these current publications to update your federal career book library:
Bring these popular titles home with you in a beautiful Ten Steps bag!
Shipping Available: For your convenience, you can have your books shipped from our warehouse after the training. (Please notify us at least a week in advance of the training if the training is not being held at Baltimore, MD.)