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Federal Resume Guidebook, Sixth Edition

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Federal Resume Guidebook, Sixth Edition
ISBN: 978-0-98614-212-3

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Pages: 174

Edition: Sixth

Copyright: 2016

Size: 8.5 x 11

Kathryn Troutman


Because federal jobs tend to offer high pay, great benefits, and a strong employee support system, they are some of the most coveted opportunities in today’s job market. As a result, competition for these jobs is at a record high. To survive the initial resume screening, let alone achieve one of these in-demand jobs, candidates must understand how federal resumes are different from resumes for other occupations and know how to write them effectively.

Federal Resume Guidebook reveals this essential information and much more. Recently, the Hiring Reform Initiative completely changed the federal hiring process. The new edition of this best-selling book explains these new processes and procedures and teaches people how to write winning federal resumes. Readers learn how to effectively include KSAs in their resume, maximize their resume’s presentation in Online Format, and maximize the readability of their USAJOBS federal resume.

Readers also gain guidance for analyzing vacancy announcements to pinpoint keywords, mastering the Assessment Questionnaire, and applying for federal jobs. In addition, this book showcases more than a dozen federal resume samples to demonstrate which components stand out best to HR specialists and hiring supervisors.

Author Bio
Kathryn Troutman is a leading expert in federal jobs with over 40 years of experience in helping people understand how to successfully apply for federal jobs. Troutman wrote the first book on the federal resume format in 1995. These days, she is known as the “Federal Resume Guru” and hundreds of US government agencies have hired Troutman to speak as a master trainer.