Are you hoping to land a job with the federal government? Who can blame you? The pay, benefits, time off, and retirement plan are often far better than a comparable civilian position. You know you have the education and the experience to succeed in a federal position, but there’s one thing standing in your way: your USAJOBS application.
First-time applicants might be overwhelmed by the process, which is completely automated. After creating an account and uploading your USAJOBS resume, you are guided through steps to upload your work history, salary history, and education.
But then you’re met with a series of job-specific questions. If you don’t accurately fulfill their requirements—or if you don’t understand how your civilian or military experience relates to a GS position and check the wrong box—the USAJOBS Application System won’t let you proceed.
You can be denied the job before you even finish the application! Even if you’re savvy enough to navigate the system, it doesn’t mean you’re in the clear. Working with a team that understands the intricacies of the application process can help you avoid making an unintentional mistake.
USAJOBS resumes are placed into the USAJOBS Application System along with a questionnaire. The manner in which you respond to the questionnaire is sometimes just as important as the content in your resume.
However, the trick is combining the information on the questionnaire in your USAJOBS resume with the level of experience and skills you possess by building an accomplishment- and results-oriented USAJOBS resume that is rich in keywords, core competencies, and skills requested on each specific USAJOBS announcement.
Creating USAJOBS resumes that land in the “Best Qualified” category is our specialty. For the past 25 years, we have perfected our process and have assisted more than 55,000 clients. Will you be next? Contact the top federal resume writers to learn more about the application process!
The jobs database will scrub your USAJOBS application information to evaluate how your skills match the job description. The system will also compare your questionnaire answers to your resume and work history. If you answered that you have a specific skill or are familiar with a specific program without backing it up in your work history, you can be disqualified.
However, you do possess the skills and you do know the programs. You just need to make sure all your i’s are dotted and your t’s are crossed in this overwhelming application process. CareerProPlus.com has been navigating the murky waters of federal job resumes for nearly three decades.
Don’t do it alone and risk wasting any more of your precious time job hunting! Our professional federal resume writers are trained and ready to help you use the magical combination of keywords and acronyms to grab the attention of your future boss. Contact us today to get started.