Best Resume Services...
for federal job applications
Want a job with the federal
government? You, and a lot of other people. It's not unusual to see federal job openings
attract hundreds if not thousands of applicants. Don't let that frighten you. Many of those
applications will be screened out because procedures aren't
Yes, job seekers send in
resumes. But a federal job opening requires a resume... with a federal twist. Federal
agencies require more information up-front that do most employers. It can be detailish and
exacting work, which is why many resume providers prefer not to carve out a niche for
federal applicants. Of the 10 most popular resume
services that we highlight on our home page, here are the ones that
offer special packages or dedicated resources especially for clients seeking federal jobs.
Along with our ratings, of course...
|Currently none of our listed companies offer resume writing services
specifically for federal job applications. Will update as such services become available.
A resume that caters to federal positions includes all the information that is
typically found in a standard resume, with some significant additions. Contact information is expanded. Work
experience requires more detailed and specific information. Acronyms and other abbreviations should be spelled out,
etc. The end result is a document that extends another 1-2 pages beyond the
In addition to a resume, the federal agency in question may ask you to write a number of KSA
statements (KSA stands for knowledge, skills, and abilities). These statements show how you meet specific
job requirements. For example, a job posting for a management analyst might ask you to describe your communication
skills. A job posting for an accounting technician might ask you to submit a KSA about your mathematics
ability or knowledge of accounting protocols.
KSA statements are typically one-half page to one page in length. Readers considering
a professional resume writing service might want to give additional consideration to those firms that
will craft KSAs in addition to federal resumes, albeit at extra cost.
We've tried to provide a bit of help in identifying a resume service that can
translate your unique qualifications into a marketing document that opens doors. We wish you well in your job
- David Alan Carter
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