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.