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Federal Resume Guidebook by Kathryn Troutman

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CHAPTER 4

Matching Strategies: KSAsin the Resume, Keywords,Qualifications, Accomplishments,and Specialized Experience

Matching your resume to the federal vacancy announcement is critical whether you are changing your career, seeking a promotion, or hoping to move to a lateral position. There are seven ways to match your resume toward your next position:

Include KSAs in the resume. KSAs in the resume will be important for the human resources specialist to determine whether you have the experience for the position. Add a mini-KSA to your Outline Format for each of the specialized experience areas in the announcement.

Add a keyword list. Analyze the keywords from the announcement and add them into your federal resume in the Outline Format. Summarize ...

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