Introducing New “5 Steps to Apply For a Federal Job On USAJOBS”

New USAJOBS application process as of 2/20/2016 !


Step 1: Select Resume

Step 2: Select Documents

Step 3: Review Package

Step 4: Include Personel Info

Step 5: Review and Continue Application Process

What’s new about these 5 Steps:

The graphics are new and these 5 steps are clearer now. These 5 steps are BEFORE you get to the other “application process” at the agency’s automated recruitment system where you will complete the self-assessment questionnaire.

Steps 1 and 2:  Select Resume and Documents. The human resource specialists are very concerned about receiving the right documents and resume formats for their federal positions. This screen makes the document selection clearer for each position.


For tips and samples on how to write the best federal resume format, the Federal Resume Guidebook, 6th Edition, contains samples of federal resumes that feature KEYWORDS, accomplishments and specialized experience. We recommend that you build the resume in the USAJOBS builder, so that you include all of the specific information that the HR specialists will need to determine your qualifications for the position.

Step 3. Review Package. This is a very clear page to review your documents. Again the HR specialists are trying hard to make SURE you upload the right documents for the announcement.

Step 4. Include Personal Information. This is the former demographics page and “How did you find out about this announcement?” questionnaire.

Step 5. Continue with the Application. NOW…. When you click on CONTINUE, you will be shown the floating USAJOBS graphic with documents until you are sent to the Automated Recruitment System Screen where you will answer the Self-Assessment Questionnaire.

Good luck with your USAJOBS applications. Begin the entire USAJOBS resume building and document upload system AHEAD of your deadline. Get this part of the application finished before you actually start to APPLY for your federal job! Kathryn Troutman, Author, Federal Resume Guidebook, 6th Edition


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