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Federal Resume Guidebook by Kathryn Troutman

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CHAPTER 3

Work Experience and theOutline Format: How toStand Out and Get Referred

President Obama’s Memorandum to Agency Heads states that essay-style questions (or KSAs) will be eliminated and individuals will be able to apply for federal employment by submitting resumes and cover letters. What this really means to the federal resume writer is that the resume will now need to cover the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities, along with accomplishments, in a shorter version of the federal resume.

Since the last edition of this book, the average federal resume length has grown to five to seven pages. But with the larger number of applicants (100 to 1,000 for each job), and the Human Resources specialists becoming unable to read longer resumes because ...

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