How to Apply for Federal Government Jobs

HOW TO APPLY FOR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT JOBS

The federal government application process and the resume writing rules are different from the ones used in the private or nonprofit sectors.

In order to land a federal job is critical for you to take time and familiarize yourself with the application process, read the job announcements and follow the instructions for each of the positions you are interested in applying.

You MUST send in/submit all requested information in the specified format for your application to be accepted. Incomplete applications are NOT considered.

USAJOBS – The Federal Government’s official employment website
Learn about the application process and how to:

    • create a USAJOBS profile
    • search for jobs
    • review job announcements
    • prepare your application in USAJOBS
    • submit your application to agency

https://www.usajobs.gov

USAJOBS Help Center
Learn how to complete any task on USAJOBS step by step:
https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/

FEDERAL JOB RESUME
What to include in your resume and resume writing tips

FEDERAL INTERNSHIP AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR CURRENT STUDENTS, RECENT GRADUATES AND THOSE WITH AN ADVANCED DEGREE.
https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/students/

Other federal jobs posted on federal agencies’ own websites or elsewhere (NOT found on USAJOBS)
Most federal jobs are listed on USAJOBS however some agencies post jobs on their websites or elsewhere. If you’re interested in working for a particular agency, find its website through the A-Z Index of Government Agencies.

ADDITIONAL EXTERNAL RESOURCES FROM THE USAJOBS

    • Watch resume writing video
    • Applicant Tools and Resources (HR University)
    • Create your federal resume (Go Government)
    • How to build a resume