What Is a Federal Resume?
A Federal resume is considered the official application for job vacancies within federal government departments and agencies. A federal resume has many specific requirements other than a private sector resume. Federal resumes can be limited to job block character counts and require keywords and core competencies not required in a private sector resume. Additionally, very detailed information regarding your employers address, contact information, salary, exact dates of education and other information is mandatory.
Federal resumes are incredibly detailed, complex in format and consist of at least four to ten or more pages in length. There are six blocks to include your job descriptions, skills, experience, keywords, core competencies, and accomplishments with 5,000 characters per job. Higher level positions typically expect seven or more pages for comprehensively delineating the applicant’s experience, skills and qualifications.
What Is Required on a Federal Resume?
All Federal resumes must include basic information about the applicant — job history, personal and contact information, references from past employers — as well as highly particularized information regarding certifications, degrees, awards, special accomplishments, memberships in organizations, public speaking performances, publications and characteristics that make the applicant qualified for the position.
Standard resumes normally given to private sector hiring managers should never be submitted in lieu of a Federal resume. Formats, length, font, content and structure of Federal resumes differ tremendously from non-federal resumes. In fact, a standard resume submitted to a federal agency will be rejected immediately, regardless of how qualified and competent the applicant may be.
What Is the Federal Resume Format?
Formatting of a Federal resume is precise and unalterable. Deviating from the expected Federal resume format will disqualify the applicant from receiving an interview from the hiring manager. Essentials of formatting a Federal resume include an introductory paragraph containing the applicant’s:
- Address and phone number
- Citizenship status
- Veteran status
- State or federal government experience
Other formatting elements involve skills summary, inclusion of keywords relevant to the position being applied for, and real-life examples of career highlights. The amount of detailed information and strict adherence to formatting specification necessary for creating a recognition-worthy Federal resume is so overwhelming and frustrating that most people hire a Federal resume-writing service to develop their resume.
Get the Interviews and Offers You Deserve
The federal resume writing service offered by CareerProPlus can provide you with the tools you need to “hold your own” in the highly competitive federal job market. Since 1986, CareerProPlus has proudly served private sector to federal job candidates, military personnel in their employment quest, and current federal employees seeking a promotion or career change. We’ve written more than 60,000 military, civilian and federal resumes, resulting in 85% of our clients landing interviews that lead to job offers. If you’re having trouble getting through the application process, CareerProPlus.com can refine your federal resume and get you in the right place at the right time.
Are you tired of?
- Applying for federal jobs, but never receiving interviews?
- Wondering how to develop your federal resume and KSAs?
- Performing in your current role, but ready to transfer to another federal agency?
- Getting passed over for promotions because you’re not sure how to write your federal resume?
- Wanting to apply for a federal job, and getting sidetracked by USAJOBS?
- Being “Qualified” yet never “Best Qualified”?
- Wondering how to navigate the challenging Senior Executive Service (SES) application process?
- Navigating complex career transitions that keep you stuck in your current role?
- Never hearing back from your resume submission?
We prepare federal resumes for people seeking employment at all levels within The Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, Veteran’s Administration, Veteran’s Benefit Administration, Department of State, Department of Energy, FAA, Customs and Border Patrol, Environmental Protection Agency, IRS, ICE, Forestry Service, Patent and Trademarks, CDC, SSA, Office of the President, and all other agencies. As a matter of fact, we prepare federal resumes for so many federal agencies every day that we can honestly say that we are able to remain abreast of the federal hiring landscape and protocol.
Our Career Advisors Can Help You Target Specific Federal Jobs
Our career advisors provide assistance to military personal that are separating or retiring, veterans, people already working within the federal government seeking promotions, federal employees retiring or separating from federal government and seek corporate jobs, and professionals from the corporate sector seeking federal jobs. Recently, we are assisting many current federal employees seeking to work in the corporate sector and they need their federal resumes transformed into corporate resumes. We develop corporate resumes as well.
A Federal Resume Writing Service Featuring Top-Caliber Writers
CareerProPlus gives you access to 30+ years of experience, a multi-certified writing team holding certifications, such as Master Military Resume Writer and Master Federal Resume Writer, as well as Master Career Advisor ensuring your resume is not only written well, but also relevant to the types of jobs you are seeking. You will be assigned a dedicated resume writer who will consult with you throughout the entire resume preparation process. Our writers benefit from a comprehensive initial training program, as well as ongoing training throughout their career, an abundance of current in-house resources, and a skilled support network.
CareerProPlus has developed a comprehensive Quality Management System with detailed processes and all best practices. One of our best practices is the utilization of our signature HEADLINE FORMAT when developing USAJOBS Federal Resumes. Our HEADLINE FORMAT is welcomed by federal HR because of the ease in matching job candidate qualifications to the job vacancy qualifications.
Initially you will work on a one-on-one basis with a Master Federal Career Advisor to help you determine the best federal jobs to apply for in accordance with your unique career goals and qualifications. Once determined a customized quote will be provided to you and we’ll take it from there.
When you choose CareerProPlus.com, you’ll partner with a career management service that offers:
- The reputation and experience you need to gain access to top-level federal jobs, including Senior Executive Service jobs.
- Expertly trained writers who earn and update certifications in federal, military and corporate resume writing.
- Award-winning writers who will package and promote your skills and experience into a compelling application.
- Federal jobs experts who know how to secure an SES job, how to write a civilian resume and more.
- Superior attention to detail that includes customized services, including one-on-one coaching and collaboration during challenging federal selection and interview processes.
- A free consultation and Quote developed to individualize your career objectives.
- Special programs and discounts for members of the military, including job coaching and training for veterans that are unsure of how to approach the federal jobs marketplace.
Our Services Come With an Iron-Clad Guarantee
Our goal is to help you reach your career goals. To ensure you are completely satisfied with our services, we offer a 5-Point Guarante. Our resumes are proven to succeed because they are not cookie-cutter, but custom, content rich and strategically developed with a fast return on your investment. Additionally, we offer world-class customer service, given our customer survey’s show a 99.6% customer satisfaction rate.
For a personalized consultation, call CareerProPlus.com today at 800-471-9201 or click the button below.