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Camille Carboneau Roberts, Federal Job Search Expert

Camille Carboneau Roberts

Camille Carboneau Roberts' background includes working nine years for the prime contractor to the Department of Energy at the Idaho National Laboratory and teaching at Eastern Idaho Technical College as an adjunct faculty member. She has held positions in a variety of departments including Electronic and Technical Publications, Spent Fuel Processing, and Human Resources.

Camille started CC Career Services in 1989 providing career-related services including Federal and private-sector résumés, interview coaching, salary negotiating, and computer training. She has helped people gain employment in the Federal government, helping government employees prepare their résumés and narratives for promotions to the Senior Executive Service level, and transitioning Military to the corporate or Federal sectors.

Camille has earned many industry credentials including:

  • Certified Online Professional Networking Strategist—LinkedIn
  • Certified Federal Resume Writer/Coach (CFRW/C)
  • Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW)
  • Certified Employment Interview Professional (CEIP)
  • Certified Advanced Resume Writer (CARW)
  • Certified Internet Job Search Expert (CIJSE)
  • Behavioral Consultant and Authorized DISC Administrator

Camille is active in several professional organizations including Career Directors International Research Committee (member of the Annual Conference and Education Committees), Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches (member of the Certification Committee), National Résumé Writers Association, and the Association of Online Resume and Career Professionals. In addition, Camille is a member of Professional conduct Board of the Idaho State Bar, a volunteer mediator with the Seventh Judicial District Court, and on the Board of Directors of the Grand Teton Mediation Association..

Her work has been featured in 202 Great Resumes, 2500 Keywords to Get You Hired, 101 Best Resumes to Sell Yourself, Expert Résumés for Baby Boomers, Best Resumes for College Graduates, ResumeMaker Deluxe, Job Search Bloopers and How to Avoid Them, No-Nonsense Job Interviews, Career Planning and Adult Development Journal, and 101 Best Résumés for College Graduates. She is also a Contributing Author to the Career Directors International Career Industry Mega Trends Reports.

Camille won the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory Woman-Owned Business Award and was recognized for being an Outstanding Supplier to the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory.

Camille is an International TORI (Toast of the Resume Industry) Award Winner for Best Cover Letter, Second Place; Best Military Conversion, Second Place. She has also been nominated for three other TORI Awards—Best International Resume, Best Resume for Re-Entry to Workplace, and Best Cover Letter.

Camille speaks about and teaches Federal employment strategies, Federal résumés, narrative writing, and interviewing to small and large groups on-site as well as via webinars. She continually offers her expertise in multiple industry forums and speaking engagements, and through webinars.  Some of the webinars Camille teaches include: Link Yourself In (LinkedIn), Go Out on a Limb to Find a Job with Facebook/BranchOut, Tweet Your Way to a New Job (Twitter), and How to Make a Huge Return on Investment by Finding Employment through

Contact Camille at, 208.522.4455, through her web site, and also through social media links, like her LinkedIn Profile. Follow Camille on Twitter @CamilleRoberts, Friend her on Facebook at CamilleCarboneauRoberts and CC Career Services, join her Federal Job Search Group on LinkedIn.

Articles by Camille Carboneau Roberts

New Articles

  • Land a Federal Government Job by Avoiding the Most Common Mistakes
    If your federal resume is not producing results—scoring "best qualified" ratings, interview opportunities, and job offers, what can you do to change the results? First, do not give up! Read this article and make the necessary changes described below and revitalize your process to make you more competitive in the federal job market
  • How to Escape the Resume "Black Hole"
    You submitted your federal application package with a detailed resume through the USAJOBS resume-builder tool. You also included a cover letter and answered the questionnaire. You submitted your package well before the application deadline, and received the standard email that confirmed submission. You've waited patiently for weeks, but you have still not been referred to a hiring official and are now questioning whether anyone read it -- or even knows you applied!
  • The Secrets to Success in Federal Job Interviews
    Congratulations! Your federal resume landed you an interview! Are you prepared? Federal interviews are not something you want to plan for at the last minute. "Winging it" is not a good idea -- it's a guarantee of disaster! You cannot afford to NOT ace this interview because it is too difficult to get these federal interview opportunities. What should you do to fully prepare?

Guide to Federal Job Search

  • Guide to Federal Government Job Search
    The U.S. Federal Government is a mammoth organization with jobs ranging from astronaut to zoologist and everything in between. As with most large organizations, policies and practices try to ensure consistency across all parts. When an organization is over 200 years old, those policies can be mammoth, too.
  • 5 Keys to Federal Job Interview Success
    Congratulations! Your federal resume finally landed you an interview! Are you prepared? Federal interviews are not something you want to prepare for at the last minute. "Winging it" is not a good plan -- it's a guarantee of disaster! You cannot afford to NOT ace this interview because it is too difficult to get the opportunity.

The Federal Government Job Search Process:

  • How to Avoid 10 Common Federal Job Search Mistakes Part 1
    This is Part One of the Ten Most Common Federal Job Search Mistakes.
  • How to Avoid 10 Common Federal Job Search Mistakes Part 2
    This is Part Two of the Ten Most Common Federal Job Search Mistakes.
  • How to Escape the USAJOBS Resume Black Hole
    Are you wondering why you are not getting referred to the hiring official? Are you approaching the Federal job search as you would a private-sector job search? Are you applying at the last minute?
  • Social Media for Federal Job Search
    Establishing a professional digital presence can help you land a federal job! The best method of finding a job is still networking—with a purpose. Social media will catapult your networking and help you land a job faster.
  • New Year Plan for Your New Job
    What is on your list of New Year's resolutions? More exercise? A healthier diet? Learning a foreign language? Maybe your resolution for the New Year is to incorporate advice you have been given and land that dream job! If the job you have always wanted is not where you currently find yourself, perhaps now is the time to pursue it.

Transition to a Federal Job for Special Groups:

  • The Military to Federal Career Transition Option
    Are you preparing to transition from the military? Are you wondering whether to pursue employment with the Federal government? The Federal government is an excellent employment option for our service men and women.
  • Federal Job Search for New Grads
    Recent college graduates and current students: Have you considered working in Federal Government? How would you like to work at NASA, Homeland Security, or overseas? Employing about four million people, the Federal Government is an excellent employer for recent graduates.
  • Federal Job Search for People with Disabilities
    Are you a disabled job seeker considering employment with the US Federal Government? Individuals with mental and physical disabilities can be hired under "Schedule A" hiring authority.

Tools for Your Federal Government Job Search:

  • Don't Let Your Email Address Ruin Federal Job Opportunities
    Is your email address cryptic like some vanity license plates? What goes through your mind when you drive behind a car with a license plate that says HVABEER? SXYBLND?
  • Federal Job Toolkit: Laying the Groundwork
    Are you looking for tips to shorten your federal job search? This article, and forthcoming Federal Toolkit articles, will provide you with essential tools to speed your way through the federal hiring process so you can land a Federal job - faster!
  • Effective Federal Government Resume
    A Federal résumé is similar to a private sector résumé, with much more detail. The Federal résumé is one of three documents that can be used to apply for Federal jobs.
  • How to Strengthen Your Federal Resume
    Does your resume include unsubstantiated claims about your skills, knowledge, or abilities? One of the easiest ways to weaken your resume is telling hiring managers how good you are rather than showing them.
  • Preparing Your Federal Application
    Preparing a high-quality application for a Federal position can take from several hours to a few days. So, before investing the time required to create an effective application, make the effort to determine if you are fully qualified before you apply.
  • What Is a KSA?
    You are applying for a job with the Federal government and you have noticed in the Qualifications and Evaluations section of the vacancy announcement on that you will be evaluated on your Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities, aka KSAs.
  • Update on KSA's
    Unless you are fairly new to the Federal job hunting process, you will likely remember the time when the majority of Federal job announcements required candidates to submit essays describing their Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA's) at the same time the resume was submitted.
  • Preparing Your ECQ's
    The Senior Executive Service (SES) is comprised of men and women charged with leading the continuing transformation of Federal government agencies and departments to meet the requirements of Congress and the President. When applying for a Senior Executive Service (SES) position in Federal government, be ready to invest a considerable amount of time in preparing your application package so you can get that call to interview…and ultimately, the job!
  • Using
    Are you considering a job with the Federal government? Federal government employment offers stability, competitive pay, and excellent benefits.
  • How to Use USAJOBS Saved Searches
    You have probably heard that if you are unemployed, getting a job becomes your job and you should be in full job-search mode 40 hours a week. It is true. Your new job is now working to land a paying job. There are numerous successful strategies.

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