Amazing Spring Print Book Special


By Kathryn Troutman, President, The Resume Place, Inc., and
Creator and Program Director, Ten Steps to a Federal Job Certification Program
Published May 23, 2017

Dear Resume Writers,

SPRING is a great time to purchase a few new resume guides! These three titles are critical for any federal jobseeker, executives seeking an SES position, and the first-time resume writer (private sector, two-page resumes). See the best and latest sample federal resumes to grow your career to the next level.

BEST PRICE FROM THE AUTHOR AND PUBLISHER – $6.00 PER PRINT BOOK with $7.00 SHIPPING! Available until June 30th, 2017!

Kathryn Troutman, Author / Publisher, The Resume Place, Inc.

Kathryn Troutman with Paulina Chen, Designer
(Regularly $15.95)

This is the FIRST EVER BOOK written on how to write a “federal-style resume”. Kathryn Troutman wrote the first edition in 1996 after the SF-171 was eliminated by Vice President Al Gore. Kathryn Troutman has keep this book up-to-date for more than 20 years.

This book is the NUMBER TWO RESUME BOOK IN AMERICA with all booksellers. The book is in every Barnes & Nobles and most libraries in America. This is the first and best book on federal resume writing. The federal resume format – known as the Outline Format – is referred to by OPM federal resume classes and Department of Labor transition classes; and it is PREFERRED by federal human resources specialists over all over USAJOBS resume formats. This format is known and successful because of the unique format features:

  • Small narrative paragraphs (8 to 10 lines each); 5 to 7 paragraphs for each “job block”.
  • Each paragraph is headed by a few ALL-CAPS KEYWORDS. These keywords come from the Job announcement, specialized experience and KSAs in the announcement.
  • Each of the most recent 2 or 3 “job blocks” will also include 2 or 3 accomplishments that will help your background stand out, be impressive, and grab the attention of the HR reviewer and manager.
  • This resume is 5 pages.

And finally, this resume format is PERFECT for copying and pasting into the USAJOBS resume builder.

This book is a MUST PURCHASE for ANYONE seeking a federal position. The Outline Format is preferred by federal human resources specialists and managers because it is targeted, easy to read, and includes accomplishments.


Federal Resume samples for:

  • IT Specialist
  • Contract Specialist
  • Program Analyst
  • Administrative Series
  • Paralegal
  • TSA Screener
  • Military Officer seeking federal position

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Kathryn Troutman and Diane Hudson
(Regularly $21.95)

Did you know that a GS-13 and up federal resume should be at least 50% accomplishments?

If you are seeking GS-13 and above federal positions, this book is MANDATORY reading. This book has the BEST possible concept to help you get started with writing your accomplishments-focused resume. Expanding upon David Letterman’s great idea, you will list your “Top Ten Accomplishments” on two blank sheets of paper. And these Top Ten accomplishments will turn your executive federal resume into a proud leadership, decisive, political-savvy, program implementation federal resume. Human resources specialists and managers will find this resume interesting to read. This accomplishments-based resume will get you MORE INTERVIEWS – and even help you with the interview. Your Top Ten List of accomplishments will help the resume to stand out, get you best qualified, referred and invited to an interview! Not kidding. We use this book in all of our SES classes in more than 30 federal agencies in 2016 and 2017. The senior managers and Career Development SES recruiters appreciate the clear and results-oriented
achievements. THIS BOOK IS ESSENTIAL FOR ANY GS-13 federal employee who wants to get promoted into SES eventually.


  • Two sample cases: 5-page SES resume; two-page resume; USAJOBS resume format
  • Dual Career: National Guard Officer + Civilian Career seeking SES or SES CDP
  • Senior Federal Career in DOD Auditing seeking SES or SES CDP

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Kathryn Troutman with Paulina Chen, Designer
(Regularly $12.95)

I wrote and published this book because I know how important a resume is for everyone age 16 and up!

This is a FIRST book for me as a writer and publisher. Every sample / story in the book is a real person, who is very successful. The average age of the samples in the book is 22. But the samples are great for ANYONE WRITING THEIR FIRST RESUME.

This book includes: first resume, first cover letter, first set of accomplishments, first set of keywords and first TARGETED resume. And the resumes are beautiful. They are designed with the free program from They look good, sound good and match the qualifications of a targeted career, job, college course, internship program, military service or scholarship program. This book won 3 awards for Best Two-Color Interior Design and Cover Design by Paulina Chen! If you know anyone who needs to write their first private sector resume, this book is INVALUABLE. The resume writer will be inspired, impressed and motivated to keep their resume up-to-date, looking great and matching a new set of keywords as they go through their career. They will be so PROUD of the resume, they will USE IT MORE, result in more action, leads, interviews and hires!


  • Jobs
  • Internship
  • College
  • Scholarship
  • Technical / Certification Training
  • Military Service
  • ROTC Scholarship

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