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What You Don’t Know About Fed Resumes Could Hurt You

AUTHOR: Darlene Zambruski
POSTED: July 5, 2011 at 9:15 am

As we all know, the federal government is constantly tinkering with its rules and regulations, adding to the complexity of what one must do in order to succeed within its realm.

It’s no different for their resume process. For years, the government has required a separate document entitled KSAs – Knowledge, Skills, Abilities – to be attached with the applicant’s current resume (in proper Federal format).

The rules have now changed

I’d like to say it was straight across the board for every single agency of the government, but that’s not always the case. In some instances, a candidate will still be required to submit separate KSAs. In others – and these are the new rules for some – KSAs are incorporated into the actual resume.


Don’t feel bad. Lots of your peers are facing the same dilemma. Should I include my KSAs in my resume or should I answer the qualifying questions in a separate document?

It’s enough to drive one to distraction.

A Professional Resume Writing Service Knows and Understands the Changes

At ResumeEdge.com, our editors are trained in the most current federal requirements and they keep abreast of all changes that relate to government positions.

It’s not an easy task, but our editors know that federal openings go only to the most qualified and to those that follow all the rules.

Whether these new regulations will last is anyone’s guess, but while they do it’s best that you follow instructions, and if you need help allow a professional resume writer to shepherd you through the government application process.

Darlene Z.

Darlene Zambruski is a resume writing expert and CPRW (Certified Professional Resume Writer) with more than 13 years of industry experience. She has authored 10,000+ resumes in every industry and at every career level.

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