This completely revised 10th edition offers the information needed to successfully land a government job — including hundreds of employment web sites, new job application guidance, and up-dated recruitment information. The expanded application/resume chapter includes a new section on writing (KSAs) Knowledge, Skills and Ability statements and a common sense guide to understanding federal job announcements. This section helps you to complete your application or federal style resume and get the highest rating possible.
A federal style resume is completely different from the simple one-page private sector résumé. There are over 40 specific informational data elements required and much of it repeats for each work experience. Before attempting to complete your federal résumé online, review the samples in this chapter and use the next section to complete your federal resumes. You must include all requested information and forms, and answer occupational questionnaires if required in the job announcement.
How to Create a Federal Style Resume - Library of Congress
A Federal Presentation Resume should be attractive just like a private sector resume but must also include all the details requested in the announcement such as social security number, mailing address of employers, supervisors' names and phone numbers, salary and hours worked per week. The objective should include the announcement number and series/grade of position to which you are applying. A federal style resume is often much longer than would be accepted in private sector. You must demonstrate the skills you use in order to get points from the rating system.