Top Resume Tips to Avoid Being Passed Over for a Federal Job Position

June 7, 2007 – 9:47 am

You’ve prepared your Federal resume in order to be considered for a great Federal job.  The purpose of the Federal resume is to secure an interview.  But how do you make sure that your Federal resume doesn’t work against you?  How do you avoid being passed over for a Federal job position?Step one is to follow all directions in preparing the resume.  Even if the information they ask for doesn’t seem relevant to you, include it.  That includes addresses with zip codes of previous jobs and schools, names and phone numbers of supervisors, and all other information they wish. It also includes the little things.  Proper spelling, proper grammar, little or no use of acronyms and abbreviations, and when abbreviations are used, restricting it to the standard government style, such as JUL for July, or SEP for September.The next step would be good writing. Clear, concise job descriptions, well thought out paragraphs, and images that come alive.  Good writing can make the difference in whether or not you are considered for the position, and indeed whether or not you get the job.  A professional Federal resume writer will have experience in the type of high quality writing needed, and you owe it to your self to see what they have to offer.

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