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Kamran Forghani Laguna Niguel, CA

Hi.

Some careers in USA Jobs caught my interest. Any suggestions for tailoring a Federal resume? What is the process for applying for a position on USA Jobs?

Thank you,

Kamran

30 June 2019 3 replies Career Exploration

Answers

Veteran

Kyle Stewart Mickleton, NJ

Hello Kamran,

Tailoring your Federal Resume can be exhausting, and frankly overwhelming at times. The best advice is to get a "base resume" to which you can adapt to each position you apply for.

If you are interested in a several different series, go on the OPM website and look up the skills at the GS levels for those series, then include those in your base resume for that series.

Your USAJOBS profile can hold up to 5 resumes.

Message me for any information.

Veteran

Megan Wollenberg Honolulu, HI

Have you heard of FASCLASS? I don't think I can send you the link to my blog on how to use FASCLASS and everything you can do with it, but I'm happy to share what I can.

No doubt about it, Federal Job Resumes are a beast.

Are you currently Active Duty and will you be getting out within the next six months? If so, I would reach out to Hire for Heroes. They are a phenomenal organization. There are many others, depending on where you are and what you need.

ACP is great as well! Best of luck!

Advisor

Caitlin Hearle New York, NY

Hi Kamran,

Thanks for writing, and thank you for your service! For tailoring a federal resume, check out the below links. They include helpful tips, best practices, and even some resume samples!

https://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2015/10/16/federal-resumes-vs-private-sector-resumes-whats-the-difference

https://federalprose.com/FederalResumeSamples.html

https://www.dhs.gov/homeland-security-careers/tips-writing-federal-resume

http://www.resume-place.com/services/federal-resume-samples/

As for the USA Jobs application process, you should be able to upload your resume and submit applications to different positions right on the portal.

I hope this is helpful! Best of luck!

Warm regards,
Caitlin

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