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

USAJOBS Help Center
Learn how to complete any task on USAJOBS step by step:

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 Adanced Degree

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.



Career Education COVID-19 Update

The global COVID-19 pandemic is impacting all facets of our lives. The rapid spread of this virus has caused communities worldwide to reinvent how we interact socially and maintain the communities in which we live and work.

Students: The Office of Career Education staff are available via email and video for online appointments and related services.

Employers: We realize that COVID-19 is impacting participation in campus recruitment events and workforce planning. Learn about ways to stay connected with the Office of Career Education.