Federal Resources Resume Tips and Where to Find Jobs/Internships

Federal Resources
Resume tips and where to find jobs/internships

The federal government has thousands of “mission critical” professional positions to fill over the next few years and their hiring processes are changing.


1. Federal Resumes: Resumes tailored toward a specific job and that match your skills and talents have better success than a general resume. Make sure to read about building your federal resume and KSA writing (application essays) before you apply.

A. Mastering the Federal Application Process: KSA Writing and Federal Resumes

2. Federal Jobs Overview: Most people think that working in the federal government means working in Washington, D.C., but that's hardly the case. In fact, 84 percent of federal jobs are located outside the greater Washington, D.C. area!

A. http://www.makingthedifference.org/federaljobs/

3. Where the Jobs are: Think you need a political science degree to work for the federal government? Think again! The federal government’s broad mission means there are jobs in every field. From architects to zoologists, the federal government is looking for a wide variety of talented and dedicated employees

A. http://www.makingthedifference.org/federalcareers/

B. http://data.wherethejobsare.org/wtja/home

4. Making a Difference: Your source for federal jobs and internships. Where to find them and how to get them.

A. http://www.makingthedifference.org/index.shtml

5. 2011 Best Places to Work Rankings: ttp://bestplacestowork.org/BPTW/rankings/

6. Searching for Jobs/Internships: As the nation's largest employer, the federal government maintains its own job search site: http://www.usajobs.gov/

A. USAJOBS.gov tips: http://www.makingthedifference.org/federaljobs/usajobs.shtml

B. Students and recent graduates: http://www.usajobs.gov/studentsandgrads

a. Learn about the Pathways Program – your path to Federal internships

b. Federal Careers by Major

c. A-Z List of Federal Agencies