Creating Your Federal Resumé

To apply for most federal jobs, you must use to write a federal resumé. Click on My USAJOBS, create a username and password, visit the Resumes page, and you’re ready to get started (see Chapter 5 for more details).
Creating a federal resumé on is a four-step process of entering information on the website. The following sections review each step in more detail.

Getting Started

Confidentiality: Federal agencies have the ability to view your contact information, current employer, and references through a search of While it is unlikely that an agency would use this information for anything if you have not applied for a position, some people just prefer to keep this information ...

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