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Federal Resume Guidebook by Kathryn Troutman

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CHAPTER 1

Successful Writing Strategiesfor Your Federal Resume

After the Federal Hiring Reforms, your federal resume will be more important than ever. The following memorandum from President Obama sets the stage for a revolution in federal resume writing.

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Figure 1.1: The presidential memorandum on Hiring Reform.

What Is a Federal Resume?

A federal resume is the most important federal career document you can write. This resume is written to apply for a job with the federal government. The federal resume is usually three to five pages in length, which is longer than a typical business resume. The federal resume is a career document that must include ...

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