USAJobs Federal Resume Writing Services and Job Announcement Analysis
We have helped candidates in obtaining jobs for highly competitive federal positions. In order to achieve success, we use our expertise in the federal hiring process in combination with targeted federal resume writing. We are familiar with the Announcement Requirements, Occupational Standards, and the stages involved in the federal human resources review process. We focus on getting you to be considered the “Best Qualified” for federal positions.
The federal resume is written in such a way that it satisfies all the criteria of the job announcement for the federal government. We build up your job experience, achievements, education, and other activities to create a polished, professional federal resume.
Evaluation, KSAs, and Assessments
It is important to have a strong federal resume that conforms with all the applicable federal requirements and gets the best possible score. Most agencies do not demand separate KSAs, but knowledge, skills, and abilities must be woven throughout the resume in order to have a full federal resume application package that will be considered by the hiring manager and be considered for further consideration.
KSAs are a set of knowledge, skills, and abilities that are particular to a position or job series and are mentioned in the job description. In your resume, you should address each specific KSA, and while composing your KSA statements, it is ideal for composing that information using the CCAR model (Challenge-Context-Action-Result).
Assessment Questions are Used to Screen Out Applicants
An assessment question series will need to be answered and the answers will be utilized to filter out applicants. These questions are used to determine if you have no experience or whether you have a little, some, or extensive experience for various responsibilities. Your responses to these questions must be supported in the body of your resume. Whatever you do don’t sell yourself short when answering these questions because that can get you disqualified.
Your federal application will be classified into one of three categories: not qualified, not eligible, or eligible referred to the relevant authority. The organization will interview a select group of candidates from among those who have been recommended as eligible. The interview is often performed as a panel interview, and the queries are based on behavioral characteristics. If you have worked in the past with a challenging client or collaborated on a project with a problematic colleague, they want you to share an example of how you coped with that situation. They are interested in how you interacted with others in the company since, as a federal employee, you may be working with people most of the time.
Efforts in the private sector are focused on achieving outcomes. The emphasis of the federal resume is on process/skills/abilities (the how). The emphasis of the federal resume is on how you perform the task and the achievements and accomplishments that you have accomplished. While the government’s human resources department is interested to see qualifications and skills for the position, hiring managers are also interested in seeing achievements. Therefore, the resume must pass screening factors at various levels of the government. Instead of being conservative, answer the questions at the highest possible level and boast about your accomplishments on your resume.
In order to qualify for a federal position, you generally must have 12 months of hands-on experience doing the job (the 12 months do not have to be consecutive) or transferable skills that may be transferred to a new situation for a 12-month period. Coursework can also be used to qualify for the job. In order to develop experience, include school and school-related activities/courses, projects, and other activities in the body of the resume. That work experience could help you fulfill the requirement of 12 months of work experience. Some jobs need a higher level of expertise. It is important to understand how to use transferable skills. We all have them but we may have to dig a little deeper to find them.
- Federal Resume developed for specific vacancy announcements, occupational series, and grade levels.
- Positions include Grade 15 and below.
- For Senior Executive Service (SES) positions contact for pricing.
- 5 Business Day Delivery.
The cover letter is targeted to the jobs you are seeking. It summarizes your accomplishments and value to the employer. You can edit the cover letter to apply for different jobs.
Thank You Letter – $29
This letter demonstrates your professionalism and interest in the job. This should be sent within 48 hours after the interview.
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How it Works
Step 1: Review
Sign up online and submit your resume or work history today. Your resume is reviewed.
Step 2: Speak with your writer
Consult with the writer via telephone. You will also receive a questionnaire which explores your achievements, career goals, and skills. Your resume is reviewed and objectives, specific vacancy announcement, occupational series, and grade level are analyzed.
Step 3: Content Development
The resume will be developed based on numerous factors including assessment questions and the skill sets required. The federal resume is generally 4 to 12 pages in length and it needs to be highly detailed. Receive draft within 5 business days.