Are you a Federal Senior Executive, Senior Professional or senior manager already retired, or planning to retire in the near future? If you’re considering seeking a position in the private or non-profit sector, Federal Executive Talent is here to help.
Retired Senior Executives and Senior Professionals can also take advantage of our service. The Talent Bank is a resource for executive recruiters and for companies wishing to fill executive vacancies. Our job is to enable them to consider the wealth of talent and experience represented by the career Federal executive corps and to connect them to you.
We have created this portal to be very user-friendly and to protect your confidentiality and privacy with industry standard protections. Your response to a series of questions regarding your background and interests will enable us to perform automated searches to match you to positions available through executive recruiters.
When a recruiter or company brings us a position and specifies the qualifications they require, we search our database of executives and provide them with the names and profiles of qualified candidates (after seeking your permission to do so in each instance of a position for which you’re qualified). Only authorized individuals employed by Federal Executive Talent will have access to your information.
We also will inform you – and other executives – of such vacancies via advertisements. However, to be referred, an executive must be in our database.
After you register and create your password, you can create your profile on our site by responding to a series of questions with drop down menus. Then upload your resume - in any format - for maximum benefit.
That’s all there is to it.
You will receive periodic notices of services available, including e-mail blasts with advertisements for vacancies. You may reply directly to us when you see a position for which you believe you are a good fit.
You can also check out our recorded webinars and other resources to be more successful in your job search, and we encourage you to do so.
We will follow up with you when you’ve been referred for a position to determine the outcome and your experience, but we also ask that you keep us posted regarding whether you’ve been contacted, an interview has been scheduled and an offer made.
In addition to its Talent Bank, Federal Executive Talent offers two services for registered members:
FET is offering this service because:
FET is uniquely able to help you write a resume which will showcase your skills and experience to your best advantage and, most importantly, present them in a way in which private sector companies will better appreciate your value.
FET’s resume writing service – because it is exclusively for our registered users – is available at the low cost of $250, well below what most comparable services charge. If you’d like to learn how we can draft or improve your resume, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an appointment.
To be successful in getting a private sector job, you need not only a crisp, appealing resume, but may also benefit from the ability to identify and target specific private sector opportunities that are a good fit for you, and the skill to navigate your conversations with potential employers.
For those reasons, FET also offers a customized service to our registered users that includes:
This service differs significantly from what executive recruiters offer. They are focused on filling particular jobs, positions that may pose challenges for you in competing with private sector talent, and which, even if you do qualify, may not be a good fit for you. FET, in contrast, understands the Federal government and the Federal executive corps and, most important, is focused on you – your background and goals – and helping you find opportunities that are right for you. If you’d like to find out more about this service and talk to one of our transition experts, please contact us at email@example.com.
Please be reminded of the ethics restrictions applying to job searches:
Senior Executives are required, by a provision of the STOCK Act to:
Office of Government Ethics regulations implementing the STOCK Act provide that:
Generally, employees are considered to be “seeking employment” if they proactively communicate with a company about a job opening in any manner other than simply asking for an application. Any negotiation with a company, or response to an unsolicited communication from an interested employer other than a flat-out rejection, is considered to be seeking employment. A general discussion between employee and employer about an opening and a potential fit opens the employee to potential recusal, as does responding to an inquiry by deferring until after a set amount of time (e.g. after the completion of a specific project). Simply posting a resume online on a site like LinkedIn does not qualify a fed as seeking employment.
OGE no longer considers employees to be seeking employment if the federal worker or potential employer rejects an offer or application, or if two months have passed without communication. Employees can be subject to recusal rules even if they are unpaid, such as if they join a company’s board of directors.
When employees recuse themselves from official work, they must disclose it to a supervisor unless they have the authority to defer work to others. In that case, employees can simply notify their colleagues who will take on the work. In some cases, employees can seek written waivers to continue working on issues from which they must otherwise recuse themselves. Private sector employees given a two-year unpaid sabbatical to work in government on a fixed term, for example, may request such a waiver. OGE advises employees to consult with their agencies’ ethics officers if they are uncertain of their required actions.
Ethics Restrictions Post-employment:
For questions about these provisions or other questions relating to job searches, please seek the counsel of your agency Ethics Officer.
It is especially recommended that you do so prior to beginning to negotiate a job offer.