Free Builders

If you’re not sure how to get started and need a helping hand, try one of our free “builders.” All you have to do is plug in your information, and you’ll get a cover letter or accomplishment narrative:

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Sample Resumes

Our sample resumes are a useful resource for any job seeker. Take a look to see our recommended outline format and to learn more about the components of a successful resume.

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FedRes Blog

Check out the latest advice from Kathryn Troutman and her team. You’ll find articles on market conditions, job search tips and strategies, ideas about leveraging social media…and more!

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Useful Links

If you’re seeking to learn more about federal pay, priority placement programs, excepted service positions, or programs for veterans, you’ll want to review some of our useful links. These external sites are not associated with The Resume Place, but provide a plethora of valuable information for jobseekers.

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Accomplishment Samples

Need help writing your accomplishments? Our fantastic staff has provided some sample accomplishments in the Context / Challenge / Action / Result format to get you started.

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Federal Resume Writing FAQ

Kathryn Troutman recommends first steps for various types of jobseekers: military, veterans, military spouses, federal employees, recent graduates, first-time private sector applicants.
Step 1: USAJOBS builder
Step 2: get a book with correct, competitive examples


Video Library

The most popular YouTube videos by Resume Place Instructors about Federal Resume Writing, FAA Federal Resumes, FBI Special Agent Resume, SES ECQ Writing, Schedule A Hiring Authority for People with Disabilities, How to write Federal resumes for Veterans, Miltiary Spouses, First-time applicants!

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Buy Our Books

Resume Place books have the latest, correct Federal resume samples for: Federal employees seeking advancement; first-time Federal applicants; Veterans and Military Spouses seeking Federal careers; Senior Executive Service ECQ writing and the 5 page SES resume. Recent Graduates – special formats featuring education. GET THE BOOK! Use the samples!

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