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Can someone help me with my resume?


Annette Baker Saint Ann, MO

I' ve been working with the VA for several years as Food Service and custodial. I am ready to move on to a different position, which will give me a better opportunity to advance. I applied for positions on USAJobs, but never get selected.
What are some keywords that I may use in my resume or are
are there any resources that can help me with my resume?

23 June 2022 5 replies Career Advancement



Jeff Martin Ashburn, VA

I’d suggest that you network at the target company or industry. 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!


Timothy Bowman Laguna Niguel, CA

Hello Annette, I see you have a review offer, but I will also be happy to do a resume review for you, so please send a MS Word document copy to me through here or via email at


Gail Baccetti Lake Geneva, WI

Annette, I'd be happy to review your resume and provide feedback. You can send it to me as a Word document at


ACP AdvisorNet Staff New York, NY

Hi Annette,

Thank you for your question! I have included a few resources below related to writing federal resumes, the types of words to include in a resume, as well as an article that shares resume examples for different industries.

I hope this helps!



Richard Byrne Hillsborough, NJ

I've added links to information & videos under these sections of my EE webpage that might be useful: - DOD cool - job search keywords - resources & assistance with resumes - navigate - find dream job career mentoring - Gov job searches - Commercial Job searches

Commercial job search "Program Analyst" entry level, your location (220) jobs found

Examine jobs & requirements, supplement training if necessary. - see VRRAP, GI Bill, education

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