How to Use USAJOBS Resume Builder

If you are applying electronically, use the USAJOBS resume builder, available once you set up a USAJOBS account. You may have up to 5 resumes on your USAJOBS account. Please note that although USAJOBS resumes do not have any overall length restrictions, as a matter of good business practice, NASA limits resumes to the equivalent of approximately 6 typed pages (approximately 32,000 characters, including spaces). We will NOT accept resumes that don't meet our length restrictions.

Learn how to integrate all phases of the federal resume process into the USAJOBS resume builder.

The application and federal resume process isn't formidable, however it is detailed and you have to so that rating officials will be able to easily find the key duties and specialized experience that is required for the job. With a little coaching and the comprehensive federal resume samples that are provided in , you too can get though this. Entry level job applicants can expect to spend at least 4 to 8 hours on their application. Midlevel applicants can easily spend several days just compiling key information in preparation for completing their federal resume. This is why I encourage all who apply to complete their resume OFF LINE. I don't recommend completing your resume through an agency or USAJOBS resume builder because of their limitations. It is best to write your federal resume and/or application on your word processor and take your time to compile the info you need, draft your work experiences, spell check and insure that you have ALL information that is required in the Job Announcement. Your federal style resume MUST be to improve your chances of landing the job. After you complete your federal resume offline, it is a simple matter to copy and paste your federal resume data into online resume builders.


Learn how to integrate all phases of the federal resume process into the USAJOBS resume builder.

We strongly recommend using plain text in the USAJOBS resume builder. If you are copying text from a word processing package, paste it into a plain-text editor like Windows Notepad, then copy the resulting text from Notepad and paste it into the USAJOBS resume builder. This extra step will strip special characters from the text.