About

Nancy Segal's HeadshotNancy Segal is a federal human resources training and job search expert. Following her own 30-year federal HR career (much of it at the senior level), she founded Solutions for the Workplace LLC in 2003 to provide an HR management perspective to both federal managers and astute applicants to U.S. government positions. Nancy has unmatched federal career management insight, high standards, and respect for people’s time, and her clients use this to their advantage.

Get Past the Gatekeeper

Having interviewed and hired more than a thousand employees, Nancy knows how to get federal jobseekers past the “gatekeepers” by viewing their application through the lens of federal HR and merit-based decision making. Regardless of the jobseekers’ network or whom they may know, this critical first hurdle must be cleared in order to land on the hiring manager’s desk. Whether trying to secure a first government job, reach the next GS level, or transition from a senior military rank, Nancy’s award-winning federal resume writing and candid, practical coaching on the application and interview process garners client results, repeat business, and referrals. Nancy excels in navigating the complex submission of Senior Executive Service (SES) qualifications (executive core and technical), achieving a 100% success rate of candidates passing the Qualifications Review Board.

Bring them Chocolate

Under her GSA Contract, Nancy’s training programs are in high demand because she gives managers and supervisors the necessary language to become more effective consumers of HR services and attract better qualified applicants. Adept at curriculum design and engaging delivery, she often pairs “the rules” with signature witticisms like, “You need to find your savvy HR people and bring them chocolate.” Nancy sees HR as a management function rather than a helping profession, and wants managers be more strategic about how they partner with HR.

Prove It

As Nancy shares with her clients, “It’s not about knowing you can do it, it’s about proving you already have.” One aspect of this is staying up-to-date in your area of expertise. Nancy walks her talk by actively attending and speaking at career and government sector conferences, contributing to publications, and continuing professional development. She is a Certified Federal Resume Writer, Certified Federal Job Search Trainer, Certified Employment Interview Consultant (CEIC), Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), and Myers Briggs certified. Nancy earned a master’s degree in human resources and a second master’s in public administration.