Federal Resumes

Your Federal resume can be your most powerful tool for showcasing the value you offer to potential employers.

We help you make it EASY to get hired!


Narrative statements such as Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs), Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs), and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) typically address key qualifications relevant to a specific vacancy or job series.


Executive roles will generally require ECQs and MTQs with your applications; other vacancies will generally request narratives in subsequent stages of the hiring process. Your responses to these questions are graded and can be critical to the success of your Federal application.


We can produce federal resumes that are free of military jargon and include key information such as responses to KSAs. We’ll also help you prepare a resume that is compatible with USAJOBS.

If you have identified a specific job announcement, we are ready to write your resume according to specific instructions, duties,and minimum qualifications found in the job announcement. We will first write a presentation version of your resume and then, at no extra charge, convert the resume to meet announcement parameters. Turnaround time is usually 7 business days from time of initial telephone consultation. Resumes start at $199.00 for GS-02/07 positions.

We know how to read and translate Federal vacancy announcements. We develop and articulate individual government resume packages, complete with appropriate keywords, focusing on your key strengths, core competencies, and major accomplishments, to meet the criteria of open announcements – strongly qualifying you against established ranking factors.

Applications range from hard-copy, full blown multipage resumes with Federal elements (supervisor’s name and phone); to short, 3,000 characters per job entry or 20,000 characters per resume (including Federal elements).


We can also help you develop a focused job search strategy that will target the federal employers that are most likely to have a need for your services. We’ll prepare you for the job interview process, so you can approach every interview with a high level of confidence. Finally, we’ll show you how to negotiate a salary that is commensurate with your abilities and experience. 

Contact us today for a free quote.

We can compose the following documents for you:

  • Federally Formatted Resume (hard copy / presentation style | GS-2 to GS-15 and NSPS Pay Bands: Standard: YA, YB, YC, YP; Scientific & Engineering: YD, YE, YF; Medical: YG, YH, YI, YJ; Investigative & Protective: YK, YL, YM, YN)

  • USAJOBS.OPM.GOV (3,000 characters per employment section | now used by several Federal Agencies including the Air Force)

  • Army Resumix (CPOL | 12,000 characters for the employment section)

  • Navy Resumix (7,500 characters per employment section)

  • DLA, DIA, FBI, CIA, and other specific agency Resumixes (character lengths per individual agency instructions)

  • KSAs and other narrative essay statements (between 1,500 characters to 8,000 characters per essay)

  • Senior Executive Service (SES)

How it works

Our Process- The ResumeYourWay Standard!

We Create a federal resume that brings your qualifications to life and shows that you are a perfect fit for the job, we demonstrate how your skills, experience, training and education match the employer’s needs.


We will discuss what positions you are interested in over the phone with you and will make sure those job opportunity announcements on USAJOBS and the qualifications and experiences they require, aligns with the content of your resume. Then we begin to build out a description of your knowledge, skills and experience to add to your resume. How skills and experience are presented in your resume will help determine whether or not you are invited to interview for a job.


One size never fits all. We tailor your resume to the position’s requirements. Study the job opportunity announcement and emphasize the parts of your work history that match the qualification requirements listed there. We will portray your knowledge and skills as a match to the requirements of the position and demonstrate the ability to do the job by include your results, achievements and accomplishments. we will minimize the use of technical jargon or specialized terminology (e.g., military abbreviations) in your resume.


Resumes are generally presented in one of three formats: chronological, functional or a combination of both. Which format you choose will depend, in part, on the type of work you have performed and whether or not you are going to continue in the same field.

  • Chronological resumes list work experience according to date, with the current job appearing first. Chronological resumes work well if your career has been progressive and you plan to continue in the same line of work.


  • Functional resumes are organized by the skills you have used on the job. Functional resumes work well if you are contemplating a new career, do not have a lengthy work history, or have held a number of different positions because they sell your abilities based on the skills you have acquired throughout your career. Be sure to include relevant volunteer experience.


  • Combination resumes both describe your work experience and highlight your skills. Combination resumes usually provide the most comprehensive overview of your career.


Unlike resumes used in the private sector, federal resumes require additional information. For each past job, we give the standard information found in most resumes and in addition,we will include the following in your federal resume:

  • Job announcement number, job title, and job grade of the job for which you are applying.


  • Your full name, mailing address, day and evening phone numbers and home e-mail.


  • Country of citizenship, if different from U.S.


  • Special Hiring Authorities.


  • Veterans – We will ensure that you attach or upload supporting documentation (e.g., DD214 or Statement of Service if still on Active Duty; SF-15, Application for 10-point preference; and Disability Rating Letter of 30% or more from the VA, if applicable). 

    Peace Corps / AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteers – If you are a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, you will need to provide your Description of Service (DOS) to claim non-competitive eligibility for federal jobs. AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers need to provide a copy of your Service Letter to apply for non-competitive positions. 

  • Persons with Disabilities (Schedule A) – To verify eligibility for employment under the Schedule A hiring authority, you must provide proof of disability issued by a licensed medical professions, a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist, or any federal agency, state agency, or an agency of the District of Columbia, or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits. 


  • Education - We will include: college name, city, state, zip code, majors, type and year of degrees held or number of semester hours completed, and high school name, city, state, zip code, and date of your diploma or GED, if requested.

    • Veterans – Keep in mind that your military training may count towards qualifications. We will use your Verification of Military Experience and Training (VMET) document (DD Form 2586) to document your training and education.


  • Work experience – We will include all relevant experience. It is common for federal resumes to be longer than average, so do not cut out important details to try to fit your resume to one to two pages. A good federal resume should clearly outline your key work, volunteer experiences, academic accomplishments as well as extra-curricular activities. It should also highlight the unique skills that set you apart and make you uniquely qualified for the position.

    We will sudy the job opportunity announcement and emphasize the parts of your work history that match the qualifications listed there. Remember, human resources specialists might not be familiar with your career field. To help them understand how your experience matches what is required for the vacant position, we make sure to describe your experience in laymen’s terms. Most importantly, we will describe job duties and accomplishments in a way that demonstrates how you are qualified.


  • Current job-related certificates and licenses.

  • Job-related honors, awards, special accomplishments, leadership activities, memberships, or publications.


Once we have spell checked your resume, we take a good look at its overall appearance to make sure it is appealing and easy to read, there is enough white space, the margins are appropriate and the headings, font and formatting style been used effectively. We know that your resume is an employer's first impression of you. We make sure it makes the best one possible.