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Federal Resume Guidebook by Kathryn Troutman

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CHAPTER 6

Keywords for Federal Jobs

What are the top 6 to 10 keywords for the federal position you seek?

Federal resume writers, Resumix resume writers, and private-industry writers all know that the keywords and skills included for a certain job are critical for the resume’s success. They are especially critical to busy federal human resources specialists who have hundreds of resumes to review from USAJOBS.gov.

The Department of Defense automated resume system is called Resumix™, and it is known as a keyword system. The supervisor and HR specialist decide on five to eight keywords/skills that are most important for the position. They search the database of all of the candidates for resumes that contain all of the keywords. If the resume does ...

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