Need help with your resume? You’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re starting from scratch or reworking an old copy, we can teach you how to build a résumé that will impress potential employers. Our staff is available to offer guidance on the experience and skills that you should include in your resume.
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Federal Resume Webinar
The process and conventions of preparing and submitting a resume for a job with the federal government through usajobs.gov differs from traditional resumes for other kinds of opportunities. To learn more about how to create a resume to optimize your application for a position through usajobs.gov, please review this Federal Resume Workshop webinar.
Working on your resume? Keep these tips in mind:
A resume should:
- Emphasize accomplishments.
- Use numbers, percentages, frequencies, and volumes when possible.
- Use action words.
- Be divided into a few logical categories.
- List experience in reverse chronological order.
- Be selective.
- Be error-free.
- Provide contact information.
- Be visually appealing.
- Be no more than one page.
A resume shouldn’t:
- Exaggerate your skills or experiences.
- List irrelevant coursework/experience.
- Use abbreviations.
- Include experience from high school after your first year in college, unless specifically relevant.
- Use colored paper, pictures, images or unusual fonts.