FEDERAL RESUME WRITING TIPS
TAILOR YOUR RESUME TO THE JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
All resumes submitted for Federal positions should be tailored to the job announcement. Failing to do so can result in a low rating and non-qualification of the position. However, if you tailor your resume to a specific job description, your chances of moving to the next stage in the application process will drastically increase.
To customize your resume, carefully review the position description. Focus on the duties, qualifications and requirements section and include keywords and phrases in your tailored resume. Make sure that you demonstrate how you have developed the specific skills required by the agency. Your final resume should be tailored so that it mirrors the language used to describe the position. Emphasize and re-emphasize areas where your previous experience or education overlaps with the duties and qualifications listed in the job opportunity announcement.