$695.00 – $1,450.00
Federal Resume Writing for entry through executive-level professionals. Federal is our signature service for building your new Federal Resume. This involves a deep consultation and line-by-line redevelopment on a USAJobs-compliant and visually appealing format. Your new Federal Resume communicates a clear message and is loaded with keywords to align with your desired USAJobs announcement. Federal includes a 30-day window of unlimited revisions after receiving first drafts to ensure your complete satisfaction with the final documents. The end result is a new Federal Resume that positions you to apply for announcements within the United States federal government. Use the dropdowns below the FAQs to add a Cover Letter and/or LinkedIn Optimization.
Frequently Asked Questions
Building your new Federal Resume requires effective information gathering and collaboration for an end-product that feels genuine and authentic. The client intake process helps to gather information on important variables like your desired job title and rank. The intake process consists of an introductory questionnaire and a telephone call.
After completion of the intake process, your first drafts are prepared and uploaded into the client portal within 7 business days. You may request 30 days of draft revisions to ensure full satisfaction. Final documents are prepared in both MS Word and PDF along with additional information and resources to make the most of your new Resume.
We pledge to deliver on the following timelines:
- First drafts delivered in 7 business days (after completion of intake process)
- All draft revisions delivered in 3 business days (per each round)
In general, the Federal Resume Writing process typically lasts from 10 to 30 business days (start to finish). This timeline takes into consideration completion of the introductory questionnaire, telephone intake call, first draft development, draft revisions (up to 30 days), and preparation of final proofed copies.
If you purchase LinkedIn Optimization, it begins upon completion of the Federal Resume Writing process. This is comprised of two parts: (1) developing the content for your LinkedIn profile (2) performing the actual live profile updates.
Developing the content for your LinkedIn profile means preparing custom descriptions for each component of your LinkedIn profile including the introductory summary, work history, projects, education, certifications, organizations, and much more.
Similar to the Resume Writing process, unlimited revisions allow for refinements and improvements to the proposed content before it goes live on your LinkedIn profile. The end-result is a LinkedIn profile that is on-par and working in compliment to your new Federal Resume. For more information, please see the LinkedIn FAQs on this page.
Yes, an in-depth phone consultation with Doug Levin is a standard part of the intake process. This discreet and confidential phone call is beneficial to the Resume Writing process for familiarizing with your background and fleshing out your objectives (occupation, industry, and seniority level).
Upon first draft delivery, document revisions are typically handled through written correspondence, although phone calls are happily arranged upon request.
Unlimited Revisions allow for edits, revisions, and questions for a period of 30-days after receiving your first drafts.
We do our very best to develop flawless documents on the first try. Your input is helpful in building documents that are properly aligned with your goals. Constructive feedback and helpful comments and questions are welcomed and encouraged.
The process for making revisions typically involves downloading the document in MS Word and using track changes / comments to make markups, then uploading your revised draft into the secure and confidential client portal. Although written revisions tend to be most productive, phone call requests are happily accommodated too.
Unlimited Revisions is for refining and fine tuning the master version of your Federal Resume. Depending on your needs, we’ll either build a multi-use document or gear it for one specific USAJobs announcement.
We aim to provide timely and thorough responses. Please allow up to three business days turnaround time for each set of draft revisions.
Anyone applying to job announcements within the United States federal government.
Federal Resumes are required when applying to jobs within the Dept of Agriculture, Dept of Commerce, Dept of Defense, Dept of Education, Dept of Energy, Dept of Justice, Dept of Labor, Dept of the Interior, Dept of Transportation, Dept of Treasury, Dept of Health & Human Services, Dept of Homeland Security, Dept of Housing and Urban Development, Dept of State, US Armed Forces (Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, Coast Guard), and related government agencies.
Here is a sample Federal Resume (translated from English to Latin to protect identity) as a visual representation of what we aim for.
Federal projects are more complex and time-consuming than normal. In order to maintain high quality service, we currently don’t offer Rush for Federal projects. The normal timeline is seven business days turnaround after completion of the client intake process. It’s best to give at least two weeks of lead-time before you need a finalized document.
Federal Resume includes a matching (optional) Cover Letter which may be added or removed from your order using the dropdowns below.
Additionally, the following worksheets, exercises, and guides are free for download within the JobStars USA client portal.
Job Search Guides
- Guide to Applicant Tracking Systems
- Guide to Behavioral Interviewing
- Guide to Cover Letters
- Guide to Facing Unemployment
- Guide to Networking
- Guide to Professional References
- Guide to Quitting Your Job
- Guide to Salary Negotiation
- Guide to Working With Recruiters
Career Discovery Worksheets & Exercises
- Career Discovery Pondering Questions
- Career Values Identification Workbook
- Researching Occupations Exercise
Goal Setting Worksheets & Exercises
- 3 Month Vision Worksheet
- Annual Goal Setting Worksheet
- Rocking Chair Life Visioning Exercise
- SMART Goal Setting Exercise
- Understanding The Why of Your Goals
- Wacky Wild Goal Brainstorming
Interviewing Worksheets & Exercises
- Elevator Pitch
- Interview Cheat Sheet
- Interview Recap Worksheet
- Interview Script
Job Search Worksheets & Exercises
- Company Target List Worksheet
- Job Search Fundamentals Checklist
- Job Search Tracker (excel)
- Monthly Goals Worksheet
- Requesting an Informational Interview
Self Improvement Worksheets & Exercises
- Boost Your Strengths Exercise
- Weakness Zapper
Self Reflection Worksheets & Exercises
- 360 Feedback Exercise
- Find Your Hidden Treasure
- Get Perspective Worksheet
- Job Focus Grid
- Personal SWOT Exercise
- Sample Values List
- Top 10 Cognitive Distortions
LinkedIn™ Optimization is a top-to-bottom service for building the strongest possible profile using all the components of your LinkedIn profile. This includes developing an opening summary, individual job descriptions, long-form projects, and more.
We create bespoke content for your LinkedIn™ profile (DIY) on a MS Word document. Unlimited revisions are included for 30-days to ensure your complete satisfaction with your LinkedIn profile content before it goes live.
For an additional charge, we offer a service for performing the work of optimizing your LinkedIn™ profile (PRO) on your behalf. Please read the following FAQ for a closer look at the differences between DIY & PRO for LinkedIn.
Do it Yourself (DIY)
DIY means doing the LinkedIn profile updates yourself.
We create the content for your LinkedIn™ profile on a helpful and informative worksheet. Simply copy and paste from this worksheet into your profile in the appropriate categories. Great option if you’re confident in your ability to optimize your LinkedIn profile without professional assistance.
PRO means we do the LinkedIn profile updates for you.
In addition to preparing the content for your profile, we perform the work of optimizing your LinkedIn™ profile. This process requires providing a temporary password and granting access to your profile account. Great option if you’re unfamiliar with the inner-workings of how to properly optimize your LinkedIn profile.
Yes, the PRO option saves you time and ensures top quality.
Carefully analyzing and updating each component of your LinkedIn profile requires time, effort, and expertise to ensure maximum consistency and optimal display.
You can totally do it yourself (DIY) too! We prepare all the content for your profile on a helpful worksheet. Familiarity navigating LinkedIn, technical savvy, and spare time are helpful when doing it yourself.
Yes. This service makes a great gift for loved ones and friends.
Simply place your order here on the website and include the name and email address of your gift recipient into the ‘order notes’ at checkout.
Federal Resume ranges from $695 to $1,450 (depending on multiple factors). Please make your selections from the dropdowns below the FAQs to see exact pricing.
Rates vary based on the target GS-level, which is the predominant pay scale for federal employees. This is a fairly good indicator for how time consuming and complex a project typically is. Please select the level that most appropriately describes your experience and/or target moving forward.