The State Chapter of the National Career Development Association

On-Demand Courses & Workshops

GCDA Membership is offering our inaugural On-Demand Course in June 2023.

We look forward to building this book of offerings for members, practitioners, and the public over the next few years. GCDA members are encouraged to submit their courses for review to be added to this set of offerings. 

How do I access an On-Demand Course or Workshop?

1. See the courses below to select your course. 

2. Go to EVENTS to pay for your course of choice. 

3. You will receive a confirmation email that has a link to your course materials. This link expires in 30 days. 

Enjoy your course!

Can I share the course information with others? 

No. For copyrite reasons this is not legal. 

What if my employer or organization is paying for it? 

Only the individual signed up for the course is legally entitled to the course content. Please contact GCDA if you are looking for group pricing. 

May I reach out to the instructor with questions? 

Each instructor determines this for their course. If the instructors lists their contact info you are welcome to reach out. Communication with the instructor may have a fee attached. 

What if I can't access the course? 

Please email and we will assist you. Please be patient. We are a volunteer organization and it may take several days for a response. 

Will I earn NCDA CE's? 

Please see the course listing to see if it offers CE's.

Federal Resumes & Job Search (On-Demand Course)

Robin Schlinger


NCDA CE's - 0

In this two-part webinar, Robin Schlinger takes us through the ins and outs of federal job searching to ensure our clients are a good match, qualified, and present themselves accurately and powerfully to the hiring agency with a great resume. This webinar series presumes some prior knowledge of resume writing.

Part 1. How to find Federal jobs for your clients:

  • Where to look for Federal jobs
  • 8 Steps to read and match your client’s background to a job announcement
  • Strategies if your client is not a match


Part 2. Introduction to how to write Federal resumes

  • USAJobs login and profile
  • Federal resume and application requirements
  • Parts of a federal resume/online application
  • Differences between civilian (non-federal) and federal resumes
  • Creating a resume questionnaire and getting answers from a client
  • Federal resume examples



  • Determine if your client is right for a federal job
  • How to match your client to the right federal job
  • How to write a federal resume that highlights your client’s knowledge, skills, and abilities, so they have the best chance to get the job they want

Attendees will get a link to the 2-hour video presentation, copies of the slides, a checklist with instructions on how to select appropriate Federal jobs, resume samples, a questionnaire for preparing background information for a Federal job, and a Federal resume template.

About Your Instructor

Robin Schlinger has been coaching federal, civilian, and military clients and adding value to resumes since 2001. In 2006, she started her own company, Robin’s Resumes®. In addition to being the owner of Robin’s Resumes®, Robin, as a as a Senior Human Resources Specialist supporting senior executives at NASA since 2015, has earned several awards for excellence. She has earned numerous resume writing and career coaching certifications.

Robin has been an active in contributor to numerous career organizations, including Career Directors International (CDI), National Resume Writers Association (NRWA), Georgia Career Development Association (GCDA), Career Thought Leaders, and Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches (PARW/CC). As the CDI Director of Awards, she oversaw the annual Toast of the Resume Industry (TORI) awards for five years. 

She has delivered federal resume presentations for the GCDA, nationally for final Career Management Alliance (CMA) conference, CEUOneStop, and a Georgia Institute of Technology national symposium.  

She has delivered her motivational presentation on “How to Prepare to Create a Great Resume” over 50 times for nationally attended online webinars, Women For Hire, Career Ministries, professional conferences, colleges, companies, and professional business organizations. 

Robin has spoken on Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) resumes for nationwide organizations, including NRWA, CDI, Careerealism, National Career Summit, and CEUOneStop, along with additional presentations for GCDA and other organizations. Her research and approach for writing ATS resumes has been published in Resumes for Dummies, 101 Great Ways to Compete in Today’s Job Market, and as a peer-reviewed article in the Career Planning and Adult Development Journal. US News and World Report covered her work on ATS in a feature article.  

Before becoming a resume writer and career coach, Robin earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She had a successful, over 20-year career, contributing millions to company bottom lines by leading projects as a process, research, and quality engineer and planning analyst for Fortune 500 companies. 

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