A Reader Asks: Do I Need a Federal Resume to Apply to the US Navy?

September 12, 2007 – 10:34 am

Q.  Do I need a Federal resume to apply to the U.S. Navy?

A.  Just like any other position with the Federal government, you are required to prepare a specialized Federal resume to apply to the U.S. Navy.  The Navy Resumix resume format must be followed when you are applying for Navy job postings.On a Navy Resumix format, you can use up to six position to describe your work experience with up to 7,500 characters per position.  The Navy format also has other fields for your training, education, licenses, skills, awards, certifications and other pertinent information.  In this resume format, you are required to include answer to all Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) with a maximum resume length of five pages.  You are only allowed to have one Navy Resumix on file for all the applications you make for positions within the U.S. Navy, which can be limiting.When you prepare any federal resume, it is essential to incorporate keywords related to the position and follow the Resumix format completely.  If these detailed requirements seem overwhelming or confusing, consider hiring a professional resume writer who is familiar with Federal specifications to give yourself an edge in the competitive Federal job marketplace.

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