Federal Resume Guidebook

Federal Career Books




5th Edition Book Info

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Published: June 2011
  • ISBN-10: 1593578504
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593578503


Strategies for Writing a Winning Federal Resume, 5th Edition

The Number One Book on Federal Resume Writing! 5th Edition Samples have KSAs in the Resume

This book is not just about federal resumes. This book set the standard for federal resumes!

LIBRARY JOURNAL REVIEW: One of the “Books most borrowed in U.S. Libraries”, Career Book List, April 1st, 2009 

With a focus on writing the best Federal Resume for USAJOBS and other online federal resume builders, the Federal Resume Guidebook provides comprehensive, in-depth guidance on how to craft the perfect federal application to change jobs or get promoted. The fifth edition gives detailed advice on how to navigate and make the most out of USAJOBS and other online application systems.

Ten years ago, Kathryn Troutman developed the first-ever “Federal Resume,” published it in the first edition of the best-seller, the Federal Resume Guidebook, and set the standard for submission of online federal resumes.

With the recent release of the newly revised Federal Resume Guidebook, 5th Edition, Troutman once again has produced another best-seller, helping readers understand how to apply for federal jobs using all resume builders, while closely exploring the USAJOBS resume builder, the leading method to apply for federal jobs. The fifth edition shows sample USAJOBS screenshots, preview samples, and content that will apply to all builders, such as CPOL, Navy CHART, AF, DLA, and other online application systems and online builders.

Look Inside The Book

View the Table of Contents, Foreword, Contributor Information, and Acknowledgments of the Federal Resume Guidebook, 5th Edition »

Preview Companion CD-ROM Table of Contents »

Key Features

  • Dozens of sample federal resumes shown in the builder windows
  • Detailed procedures, tips, and samples for applying for the most popular occupational series
  • Advice for writing Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and applying for Senior Executive Service (SES) appointments
  • Tips for transitioning from the military to a federal career, and from Wage Grade to General Schedule positions
  • Preparation for the new Behavioral Interview process
  • Strategies for advancing your federal career and moving up in government

Reviews and Recommendations

“Talk about cutting-edge, totally helpful, and trustworthy guidance! When you want a federal merit job without the risk of getting lost in the tall weeds of official speak, you absolutely must consult Kathryn Troutman’s newly revisedFederal Resume Guidebook.”

– JOYCE LAIN KENNEDY, Author of Resumes for Dummies and syndicated careers columnist

“I wanted to let you know that your book was the reason I got my overseas job. I am living in Europe, making more money than I have ever made. This brief note can not really convey my gratitude to you. I didn’t have the money to hire a professional resume writer, so I had to do it by myself. Using your book, theFederal Resume Guidebook, I was able to do it. I have never worked for the Federal Government before, this was all brand new to me and I did it. I can highly recommend your book, your website, your materials.” – GS-12

The New Rules for Applying to a Federal Job

“Navigating the Federal Job Jungle,” a recent article published in the Chicago Tribune, explains the importance of the new 5th Edition of the Federal Resume Guidebook. See article

Official Press Release

Federal Resume Guidebook, 5th Edition Helps Job Seekers Navigate the Federal Hiring Process

Order and Pricing Info

FREE STANDARD SHIPPING within Continental U.S. for orders of 10 or more books

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES will not be charged sales tax for book orders



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