Federal Career Resources

Read our Federal Resume Writing FAQ. Kathryn Troutman recommends first steps for various types of jobseekers: military, veterans, military spouses, federal employees, recent graduates, first-time private sector applicants.
Step 1: USAJOBS builder
Step 2: get a book with correct, competitive examples

Sample Resumes

Our sample resumes are a useful resource for any job seeker. Take a look to see our recommended outline format and to learn more about the components of a successful resume. See samples

FedRes Blog

Check out the latest advice from Kathryn Troutman and her team. You’ll find articles on market conditions, job search tips and strategies, ideas about leveraging social media…and more! Read our blog

Federal Resume Builder

Begin your first federal resume with our easy to use Federal Resume Builder. Save this resume as your first, basic resume. This basic resume can become your Best Qualified, Targeted federal resume in the Outline Format. This resume will also be copied and pasted into the USAJOBS builder. Get started with our builder! Click here.

Useful Links

If you’re seeking to learn more about federal pay, priority placement programs, excepted service positions, or programs for veterans, you’ll want to review some of our useful links. These external sites are not associated with The Resume Place, but provide a plethora of valuable information for jobseekers. See the links

Accomplishment Samples

Need help writing your accomplishments? Our fantastic staff has provided some sample accomplishments in the Context / Challenge / Action / Result format to get you started. See the samples

Free Builders

If you’re not sure how to get started and need a helping hand, try one of our free “builders.” All you have to do is plug in your information, and you’ll get a cover letter, accomplishment narrative, or federal resume:

7 Tips & Tricks

Click below to view Kathryn’s Seven Essential Tips for writing a winning resume.


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