I am looking for advice on how to convert my civilian resume into a federal one.
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I'm linking some resources below that cover writing a federal resume as well as the differences between a federal resume and a civilian one:
The last resource that I linked strongly suggests using the resume builder from USA Jobs, so feel free to check out how to do that here: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/account/documents/resume/build/
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Convert your experience to the job you want! Hi, my name is Frank & I am frank. I am a veteran and retired & have the ability to help you get the right job & the one you want! Send me your resume to review & provide feedback. Let’s see how well you present yourself on paper. Here are some general ideas: Know Yourself – Analyze your goals & the job you want. Research the Internet & get real familiar with your field of interest & a specific job. Check out web sites including: usajobs.gov; Monster; Indeed & LinkedIn for job info & announcements. Develop a Story Line (your strengths). List a few examples (3 to 5) of highlights you did or can do. The Story Line is your summary used in the cover letter, resume, interview, storytelling, & life. Try to match your Story Line with the job you want. My Story line is:
• 50 years successful business management experience resulting in improvements (examples can be provided)
• Effective communicator including writing reports for Congress & teaching business classes @ a University
• Traveled extensively including researching & auditing 50 major companies
• Efficiently recruited, hired, trained, supervised, & reviewed hundreds of resumes.
Thank you. I will respond immediately & assist in your efforts. firstname.lastname@example.org
I would also recommend looking at the LinkedIn pages of people who already working with the job titles you're looking for. Consider how they word their experiences and which skills they add or leave out. Maybe a few of them have their resumes attached.
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