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What are the steps for acquiring a Government job,and starting a resume?


Alphonso Boone Tampa, FL

Any career,except the medical field.

28 January 2022 4 replies Mentoring



Jeff Martin Ashburn, VA

I’d suggest that you network at the agency. Use LinkedIn to find people already working there and reach out to them. Ask them the process they used to get hired and ask them to help you navigate the hiring process and if they are willing, ask them to submit you as a referral. These activities require much more time on your part but in my opinion would greatly increase your chances for success. Good luck!

28 January 2022 Helpful answer


Frank McGrath Crawfordville, FL
"Federal Resume & Application Process For Veterans and Service Members"


Lex Levin Ellicott City, MD

Hi Alphonso,

Happy to help you. I'm a full-time professional resume writer and a former Fed specializing for the last 13 years in working with Active Duty and Reserve Service Members, Veterans, and Military Spouses transitioning to Federal or private sector work. I can guide you through the process of creating a Federal resume, learning to use USAJOBS, and figuring out which Federal job series and grades are the best fit for you.

You can best get in touch with me through my website contact page:

Just answer a few questions about your goals, upload your current resume, and I'll review and advise (for free, of course).



Sophia Zuniga New York, NY

Hi Alphonso,

Thank you for reaching out. Here is a link to a resource on how to write a Federal resume:

If you are looking to get into more local government work, I would check out this Fellowship program: This is a one to two year full-time public service role in city or county government.

Hope this helps!


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