7th Edition Federal Resume Guidebook Press Release

THE RESUME PLACE ANNOUNCES THE PUBLICATION OF
7TH EDITION OF THE BEST-SELLING
Federal Resume Guidebook

This Guidebook Has Helped Thousands of JobSeekers
Find Federal Employment

NEW Edition Features Updated Strategies, Tips, and Resources
for Veterans, Military Spouses, and Civilians


January 9, 2020 – The Resume Place, Inc. announces the New Edition of the best-selling Federal Resume Guidebook, 7th Edition to be published on January 10, 2020. The ultimate guide for jobseekers applying for Federal jobs, the Federal Resume Guidebook, 7th Edition is the most up-to-date and cutting-edge resource available for writing a strong federal resume and successfully landing a federal job. Available in eBook now and paper as pre-order (1/10/2020 availability) for $15.95

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This guide remains the best-selling book on Federal resumes since its initial edition in 1996, and it is the 2nd best-selling of all resume books (both downloadable and printed editions).

Author, Kathryn Troutman, who is also the Founder and President of The Resume Place, Inc. divided the guide into four parts informed by jobseeker stories and resume samples. Part I offers the basics for writing a Federal-style resume, which is different than a private industry resume, and features examples. “The impact of seeing before and after resumes is important for jobseekers,” Troutman said “They are seeing how to right those wrong resumes. The outline format resume makes it much easier for HR to find the keywords they’re seeking that relate to job requirements which makes it easier to land the job!”


All NEW in the 7th edition
are the following resources, tips, and examples:

Nine Strategies for Writing a Competitive Federal Resume. This Part of the book includes the popular BEFORE and AFTER resumes. BEFORE: Bullet format; Big Block format. AFTER: Outline Format – easy to read and preferred by Human Resources Specialists and managers. ALL NEW SAMPLES !

Ten Steps to Getting Promoted in Government. Here Troutman breaks the process down into 10 doable steps, using a successful transition from a GS-13 to a lucrative GS-14 federal job. ALL NEW CONTENT!

New Strategies for 4 Federal Career Changers: (1) veteran to federal; (2) recent graduate to federal, (3) an extreme career change within the federal government, and (4) federal to private industry. ALL NEW CONTENT!

Writing an IT Specialist Federal Resume – IT Specialist positions – the #3 top job in the government. The two new IT resume samples in Part 4 are for a recent grad and a mid-career applicant. UPDATED!


The Resume Place, Inc is a trusted source for career development with an over 40 year track record of guiding civilians, veterans, military, and their spouses to jobs in the public and private sectors. Internationally, we offer workshops on resume and job search training to groups and individuals. We also trained and certified over 1,000 federal resume writers and coaches through our courses.

As the leading publisher of books on federal resume writing, best-selling titles include Jobseeker’s Guide, 7th Ed., Ten Steps to a Federal Job, The Stars are Lined Up for Military Spouses, The New SES Application, Creating Your First Resume, Students Federal Career Guide, ALJ Writing Guide, Military to Federal Career Guide, and Write Your NSPS Self-Assessment. The Resume Place supports the career development for professionals at every stage of their career from entry level to executive, from Private to General, and GS-05 to SES.


AMAZON REVIEW from 6th Edition:
5.0 out of 5 stars

Follow the instructions, be patient, and you will do well
Reviewed in the United States on January 24, 2018
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
By reading (and re-reading) this book, and carefully following the instructions to create the HR preferred outline style resume with keywords matched to the federal job announcement, you will significantly improve your chances of being referred to hiring managers.

The book guides you through the steps to identify critical key words and integrate them into your duty/responsibility and accomplishment statements. The sample resumes are very helpful and make it straightforward to adapt the format and structure into your resume, provided you are willing to put in the time and effort to write the resume you deserve.

The book is an excellent value and will serve as a valuable reference throughout your career.


Author Kathryn Troutman is Founder and President of The Resume Place, Inc. An in-demand trainer who is regularly hired by federal agencies to teach resume writing and federal job-seeking for their employees, her other federal career publications include the award-winning Student’s Federal Career Guide, The Stars Are Lined Up for Military Spouses, and the Military to Federal Career Guide.

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