Applying for a job with a federal government agency or office is quite different from applying for a job with a private company.
The federal resume, in most cases, will be considerably longer than the resume you would send to a private company, in part because of the added information the federal government wants, including detailed contact information for each company you worked for and your supervisors, hours worked each week, and salary. There may also be considerable duplication because of the need to meet every application requirement. You must address every single question you are asked in the Online Questionnaire in your resume, or your score will most likely be lowered.
Furthermore, you cannot omit any of the information requested in the application requirements; if you do, your application will be rejected.
In addition to a resume, a federal job posting may require KSAs (knowledge, skills, and abilities statements), ESQ (executive core qualifications) essays and other highly structured materials.
For more information and examples, please visit the Robin’s Resumes® website. With decades of experience preparing resumes for federal job applicants, I will be happy to help you in your quest for a government job.