Welcome to the Resumix Page!
Many announcements for Federal Government positions require online applications, resume builders, or RESUMIX formats which are scanned into computer databases.
Online formats can be very restrictive. If you are not computer-savvy, they can also be very difficult to complete correctly. And, if not done correctly, your application may end up being rejected.
Premium Resumix Development:
Our Federal Writers will expertly prepare your Resume enriched with keywords, core competencies and your experience to achieve maximum scores on the federal online application systems.
Tips for developing Resumix:
- Know your keywords and other federal job requirement factors prior to beginning the development of your Resumix
- Research the character count of your online Resumix system
- Do not use bullets or fancy fonts
- Boldface your keywords and capitalize words that you want to stand out
- Develop your Resumix by combining your experience with the specific keywords and core competencies of the vacancy announcement
- Incorporate the NSPS (National Security Personnel System) standards into your federal resume to achieve the government job pay grade desired
- Address the KSA questions, if required, right in the body of the Resumix
- Tailor your federal resume to specific vacancy announcements to achieve the best results and address all qualification criteria within your federal resume
- Ensure you write up to the experience level of the position or vacancy announcement of interest
- Proofread, Proofread, and Proofread
How we work with you:
- The first step necessary for us to prepare your Resumix is for you to contact us at (800) 471-9201 for a free consultation or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Our career coaches will provide you with a free consult regarding Resumix development
- At this point, we will provide you with the cost for the package based on hours of project development. Additionally, you will be provided with a list of documentation required to develop your Resumix
In many instances, the initial screening of your resume is accomplished by artificial intelligence; i.e., a software program that scans your resume for required information and key words, core competencies and phrases specific to the position. The federal government has many different online application systems that are not integrated between agencies, therefore require different formatting, word counts and other specific parameters. More frequestly requested online Resumix's are known as Quickhire, USAjobs, Dept of Army Resumix (CPOL), Dept of Navy Resumix, Dept of Air Force Resumix, EdHire, AVUE and others. Many clients choose to order more than one specific Resumix format to maximize application options.
In building your Resumix, we ensure the appropriate key words and core competencies are populated throughout the document. We reference the OPM (Office of Personnel Management) guidelines for specific General Series and Wage Grades. Additionally, your resume should be rewritten in a clear and concise format comprised of a proper balance of job description and personal accomplishment and contribution; this is essential to keeping the reader interested and focused. Therefore, we focus equally on your personal achievements, accomplishments and position purpose. The most effective resumes contain strong, bulleted lists of accomplishments that clearly and indisputably demonstrate your contributions, accomplishments, and value. While it is important to include critical information, it is just as important to exclude "filler" verbiage. HR professionals have come to be turned off by sweeping, vague declarations that aren't backed up by facts, figures, and qualitative statements. We know how to strike the perfect balance between the two.
Beating the Competition
Even if you make it through the screening process, there is never a guarantee that you will be granted an interview (but at least you will have a chance). At times, a position may be cancelled or put on hold due to budget considerations or a change in priorities. For some jobs, the competition among qualified candidates is fierce. You also never know when a hiring authority has a favorite employee hand-picked for a position before the vacancy was even announced, but that’s where the process really works in your favor. Every candidate must apply through the same process, so potential favoritism is reduced. If a chosen candidate does not pass the triple screening process conducted by Human Resources (HR), then that application will not be considered for the position, no matter how the hiring manager may feel about it. Of course, then it’s between you and the competition, and that’s where the experts at Army Resumes/CareerPro Global can help again.
Some of the agencies that require online submission include:
- U.S. Army
Important Army CPOL News: Reposted from the Army CPOL / Army Civilian Hiring System:
ATTENTION APPLICANTS: The Army will complete its transition to the DoD Enterprise Recruitment Tool (USA Staffing) effective, 1 May 2012. USA Staffing will be the single hiring process and tool used by all DoD components. Effective, 31 May 2012, the Army Resume Builder will no longer be available. Resumes cannot be electronically transferred to USAJOBS/Application Manager. Applicants must manually extract their resume data prior to the system going off-line. Applicants are encouraged to pre-position their resume into USAJOBS to apply for Army positions. Applicants will be able to view the status of self-nominations from the old system via USAJOBS - My Account - Application Status. Tips on application procedures can be found at: Tips on Application Procedure
The Applicant Helpdesk is currently experiencing technical difficulties receiving and sending emails. As a result, this has caused a delay in the Applicant Helpdesk being able to respond to your request/inquiry. Your request/inquiry is very important to us. At this time we encourage you to contact us via telephone, at 410-306-0137, as an alternative method of contact until the email process has been resolved. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
From CareerPro Global: If you currently have an Army CPOL resume that you wish to have converted to USAJobs, please contact us and we'll provide you with a Quick Quote.
- U.S. Navy and Marine Corps
Navy CHART has migrated to USAJobs.
- U.S. Air Force
Like many federal agencies, the USAF uses USAJOBS for its announcements, often with additional restrictions and mandatory content. USAJOBS is fast becoming the premiere clearinghouse for government positions, thanks to its acceptance by the Office of Personnel and Management (OPM). However, there is a great deal of variation within USAJOBS vacancy announcements, as each agency imposes its own requirements. Some use the USAJOBS format and submission process as is, some simply redirect you to their own application site, and others combine elements of both.
- U.S. Coast Guard
The USCG uses Avue Central for online vacancy submissions. This format allows only 4,000 characters per job listed in your work history and is one of the most extensive (and complicated) of all the online systems. This is the system that generally takes the most amount of time to completely enter online.
- Federal Aviation Administration
The FAA system is not complicated and is fairly simple in its layout, but its numerous pages of online questions are extensive, requiring a great deal of time to fill out. Applicants must check boxes and enter information on every possible aspect of their aviation career, including types and models of aircraft flown, pilot licenses and certifications, FAA designations and authorizations, and total flight hours as Pilot in Charge or Second in Command of numerous airplanes and rotorcraft. Each of the five work experience blocks is limited to 4,000 characters.
Other agencies have their own online formats, including the FBI, DIA, and the U.S. Postal Service, although many are switching to using Application Manager (whether on its own site or redirected from applications on USAJOBS). Our expert writers maintain their knowledge of these systems to keep up to date with the latest changes. If you need assistance with understanding an online application or the process involved, contact one of our Career Coaches today for help through this maze of conflicting requirements.
KSAs and Other Mandatory Essay Questions
If you are not computer savvy, online posting can be a difficult process. Army Resumes has computer experts on staff that can help you post the resume we prepared with you.