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Federal Resume Guidebook by Kathryn Troutman

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CHAPTER 2

What Happens to Your Resume andOther Application Materials

Before you begin to develop a federal resume, you need to understand what happens to your resume (and any other required application materials requested in the vacancy announcement) after you submit it. This will help you highlight the most important things in your application package.

Many applicants feel that their applications go into a mysterious black hole. This chapter explains the simple steps of application processing, review, and Veterans’ Preference. It explains how agencies generally process applications so that you will understand why the various information required in your federal resume is so important.

Five basic steps are required to process each application ...

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