Sample Resumes

Sample Federal Resume

If you’re looking for a government job or a civilian job as a veteran, you need to prepare for an entirely different way of submitting job applications. We use our signature and popular HEADLINE FORMAT in our federal resumes, which are received well by federal hiring authorities. The HEADLINE FORMAT provides the “Headline” of experience related to the requirements on the federal job vacancy announcement. Our federal resume samples display the additional information required in a federal resume.

Sample Military Resume

Sample Military resumes can give you a sense of what your own resume should look like, what experience it should include, and the best format to be competitive. CareerProPlus has assembled a selection of sample military resumes for civilian job applications and federal jobs to help you out. There are many different resume techniques for applying to the federal government, for government contractors, and for corporate jobs.

Resume Trends for Civilian Jobs

For civilian jobs in most sectors and industries, your military experience can translate well to the job market. As you can see from the military resume samples below, jobs in the private sector focus on specific skills. If, for example, you worked with computers or led teams as part of your military experience, you can list this on your resume for a job in the private sector. You should stress how transferable your skills are and show that you have performed similar work to what the employer needs.

Military resumes also tend to have a lot of white space. Make sure you use text boxes to set off separate areas, such as your contact information or specific duties. You can also use headings or bolded text to make your resume easy to scan.

Resume Trends for Federal Jobs

When you look at our federal resume samples, you can see that they differ from private sector resumes. These resumes tend to be longer and more focused on accomplishments, qualifications and training rather than descriptions of job duties.

The majority of federal government jobs are advertised through USAJOBS, and you’re expected to use the platform to apply. As you can see from the sample resume below, USAJOBS requires you to fill out specific “fields” such as training and KSAs (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities). Sometimes, it will ask you to complete a supplemental questionnaire or assessment questionnaire as well.

Create a Stellar Resume With CareerProPlus

The headline format used by CareerPro Plus with USAJOBS applications has helped us garner a 99.6% satisfaction rating from our clients. Our HEADLINE FORMAT for USAJOBS resumes makes it easy for federal recruiters and HR professionals to quickly skim resumes and clearly see the ways in which you’re qualified for a specific position.

If you’re transitioning into civilian life and looking for a job, browse our sample resume examples for the security, technology, government and other fields. CareerProPlus has helped thousands and thousands of military personnel transitioning to a federal job and submit job applications in every career field. No matter what your career goals, our team provides resume writing services, training and assistance submitting a job application that highlights your unique abilities. Contact us today to make your career goals a reality.