Effective Federal Resume Writing

by fred 26. March 2010

When it comes to writing Federal resumes, you need to realize that in order to be effective, you need to be detailed. There are several ways to write a resume that can be used to get you the position that you want.

Research:. Be familiar with the industry you are applying to, and what are their requirements to get the job that you want. If you've worked in a particular field for quite some time, then you already know the rules. However, if you're new to the industry, it will be worth the effort to take the time to do your homework.

Focus. When you preparing your resume, in order to be successful, your focus should be on answering the employer’s needs, rather than on yourself. Think of your resume as a sales pitch promoting your skills, and how they match the position you’re applying to. Don't just write "I was responsible for...". Instead, write ”Increased sales by 40% over the previous year”. This shows what you can do for the company and that your achievements make you qualified for the job you want.

 As long as you do your homework and take your time in writing resumes, you shouldn't have a hard time writing a unique resume that will get you the job that you want. There is one last tip for writing resumes that everyone should keep in mind: DO NOT resume templates or generic samples to apply for jobs. If your resume isgeneric, the employer will think the same of you, and hire someone who customized his/her resume to their requirements. Keep these things in mind and writing your resume should be pretty easy.

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