Federal Resume Writing Tips

Writing your Federal Resume

  • Review the job announcements carefully for key words.
  • Use verbs and adjectives (e.g., managed, implemented, created) that match key words identified in the job announcement.
  • Eliminate military lingo (use words such as personnel instead of squad or platoon).
  • Include your accomplishments; do not be shy, be truthful.
  • Focus on the mission of the agency and translate your experiences.
  • Your positive attitude and genuine enthusiasm goes a long way.

Click here for a PDF Slideshow of  the "Call to Serve: 2015 Federal Government Updates and Who's Hiring" Presentation

Click here for a PDF Slideshow of Presentation conducted by the U.S. Office of Personnel