With approximately 2.7 million civilian employees, the U.S. government is the largest employer in the country.

The federal government is the largest employer in the U.S. With approximately 2.7 million

Federal Resume

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civilian employees! To put that in perspective against some heavyweights in the private sector:

Walmart has 1.3M employees; General Electric has 305,000 employees; IBM has 435,000 employees; and Yum! Brands Inc. – owner of KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut employs 523,000.

Federal career opportunities, benefits, salaries and opportunities for stability and growth are excellent! Our professional resume writers know what federal resumes must contain and what “keywords” selecting officials expect to see when deciding whether to place an applicant on the “Best Qualified List” for further consideration and interview.

Applying for a Federal position is more difficult than applying for a regular civilian position. Each Federal Government position has its own requirements including who can apply, when you can apply, and the required documentation to apply. These requirements can be very confusing – and if you do not follow the requirements, you will not get the job. The professional federal resume writers at Resume Karma can help you through this process.

A federal resume is different than a civilian resume because it requires more information. A Federal Resume is:

  • Longer than private industry, the average is 3 to 5 pages and requires information such as full addresses of previous employers, supervisor names and phone numbers, and detailed listing of education and training.
  • Shows in writing that you possess the Qualifications and Specialized Experience that are detailed in the position announcement in order to make the Qualified List or even better – the Best Qualified List.
  • Shows you have the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) to perform the position which is detailed in the announcement and often requires you to write essays for those KSAs which are 1-2 pages in length each.
  • Includes keywords from the vacancy announcement required for the job(s) you are applying for.

Our Federal Resume Writers know how to craft a Federal resume that gets results! Your career in the US Government starts with us!

Does your Federal resume effectively reflect the type of professional you are? If it doesn’t, call today for a free evaluation of your existing federal resume at 954.918.2421 or e-mail us today at [email protected]

Top 5 Federal Resume Tips

Before applying on USAJOBS here are some essential tips before starting the application:

  1. Don’t Procrastinate – Most of the Federal Job applications take time – like 45 minutes up to 2 hours. So don’t wait until the last hour of the closing day, especially the first time you apply using USAJOBS. It’s going to take longer than expected so leave yourself plenty of time to get your application in before the deadline.
  1. Make sure you are fully qualified before you consider applying for a federal job. – Many people apply to jobs for which they are not qualified and expect to get an interview. Sorry, if you don’t meet the requirements, you simply will not be considered. Don’t waste your valuable time.
  1. Read the Job Announcement Carefully! – Look for the closing date and ensure you have enough time to compile all the Required Documents and information and follow the instructions on “How to Apply.” Submit it in the specified format and be sure you get a confirmation of application accepted.
  1. Save a copy of your KSA answers in a Microsoft Word Doc. – Many job announcements that you will apply for use the same questions (KSAs), so it’s important to create and save your answers in a Microsoft Word document because there is a good chance you can use those same answers for another job announcement. You’ll be saving valuable time when you are going through the application process because it’s an easy copy/paste into the appropriate box. Creating your answers in Word doc. before copying them into USAJOBS application also should help to eliminate misspellings and grammatical errors.
  1. References If Possible. – The federal resume will ask for your supervisor’s name and contact information for each job you’ve had. There is a place at the bottom of the federal resume for additional references so you don’t want to leave this section blank.

At Resume Karma, we are specialists in developing resumes for the Federal Government. Establishing your Brand is our mandate … demonstrating your strengths is our expertise. With over 10 years of successful experience in developing high impact federal resumes and job search strategies, we have consistently provided our clients with the tools and expertise required to propel their careers into the Federal Government.   

Does your Federal resume effectively reflect your Brand and the type of professional you are?