Follow the guidance listed below to write successful applications and federal resumes for the job you want in government.
The application is one of the keys to successfully landing a federal job.
TIP: Print out the job announcement for reference as you complete the application.
If you’re new to GSAjobs, you’ll be asked to create a GSAjobs profile.
The key to landing a federal job is to read the job announcement that lists everything required to apply for that position.
You must complete and send in all requested information, in the specified format, for your application to be accepted.
You must write a professional application or federal resume and develop job search strategies that work.
Announcements typically require a federal resume, completion of an occupational questionnaire, KSAs, and a civil service exam may be necessary for certain positions.
If you’re already registered with GSAjobs, a “Welcome Back” message will appear.
You can search from the main USAJOBS page, or use Advanced Search to search by keyword, occupational series or job category, location, and/or agency. TIPS: You’ve found the job you want to apply for and now it is time to apply.
The online application process consists of three parts, which are outlined below.
It is misleading to assume that a standard resume will land you a job with Uncle Sam.
Most private industry resumes are loosely structured and simply introduce the applicant to the company.