A Federal Resume is one of the acceptable application documents for federal employment. When applying for a federal job with a resume or other written format, you must provide certain information for the government to evaluate your qualifications and determine if you meet legal requirements for federal employment.
A Federal Resume may follow the same format and guidelines as any other resume, but must also include the following information required by the OF-510 form (Information not typically included in a resume for the private sector is marked in red.):
Announcement number, title and grades(s) of the job for which you are applying. Include any further information that the job announcement requests.
Provide information for your paid and non-paid work experience related to the job for which you are applying:
Additionally, include any job-related training, skills, certificates, licenses, professional memberships, awards, etc.
Remember, if your resume does not provide all of the information requested in the job vacancy announcement and in the OF-510 form as outlined above, you may lose consideration for a job.