Federal Resume Samples

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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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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The Outline Format

The history of the Outline Format, Tips and Tricks for writing the correct Outline Format with ALL CAP KEYWORDS from the announcement Specialized Experience; adding Accomplishments to stand out. How to match the questionnaire and core competencies!

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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, accomplishment narrative, or federal resume:

Federal Resume Builder

Begin your first federal resume with our easy to use Federal Resume Builder. Save this resume as your first, basic resume. This basic resume can become your Best Qualified, Targeted federal resume in the Outline Format. This resume will also be copied and pasted into the USAJOBS builder. Get started with our builder!

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CCAR Accomplishment Builder

Write your KSAs, ECQs and Behavior-Based Interview stories with this FREE and easy-to-use accomplishment writing tool.  The CCAR builder prompts you through your story title; Context; Challenge; Action and Results.  You will receive your DRAFT by email within seconds!

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Cover Letter Builder

Write your cover letter with the simple and highly-effective prompts and fields in this cover letter-writing tool. Why should we hire you?  What are your Qualifications? Answer the questions and hit SEND. The letter will come to your email in seconds.

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Useful Links

LEARN MORE ABOUT FEDERAL HIRING! Important OPM GS Salary Schedule; USAJOBS job listings, Fedshirevets, Schedule A Selective Placement Coordinators, Veterans Representatives, Post-Secondary School Hiring, Military Spouse (EO 13473), Veteran’s Preference LINKS!

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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

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