When applying to Federal positions, it is essential that your resume be tailored to the specific requirements and qualifications of the position, including education, experience, and any required security clearances.

Learn more about the typical components of the Federal application package.


Your Federal resume is very different than the resume you use when applying for private sector jobs.

Visit the Guide to Career and Job Search Resources, and select the Resumes/Cover Letters tab. Under E-Books, you will find a link to the Federal Resume Guidebook. You can also find information in Career Services' resume tutorial.

More Resources

These articles from external websites offer more advice on Federal resumes.


Cover Letter

Review Career Services' cover letter tutorial.


Transcripts are sometimes required for Federal jobs. You can request your transcripts from UMGC online.