Considering that the federal HR specialist will receive 100 to 400 (or more) per application, and that the USAJOBS resumes are read and scanned by humans (not an automated system), the resumes should be succinct and powerful.
The application and federal resume process isn't formidable, however it is detailed and you have to know what to focus on so that rating officials will be able to easily find the key duties and specialized experience that is required for the job. With a little coaching and samples that are provided in, you too can get though this. Entry level job applicants can expect to spend at least 4 to 8 hours on their application and federal resume. Midlevel applicants can easily spend several days just compiling key information in preparation for completing their federal resume. This is why I encourage all who apply to complete their federal resume OFF LINE. I don't recommend completing your federal resume through an agency or USAJOBS resume builder because of their limitations. It is best to write your federal resume and/or application on your word processor and take your time to compile the info you need, draft your work experiences, spell check and insure that you have ALL information that is required in the Job Announcement. After you complete your federal resume offline, it is a simple matter to copy and paste your federal resume into online resume builders.
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