||pt. 1. Getting started. What is a federal resume? -- Strategies for moving up in government -- Federal resume-writing basics: getting started -- Vacancy announcement search -- Researching your core competencies -- pt. 2. Writing your federal resume. Presenting your educational background and training -- Writing about your other qualifications -- Writing your work experience -- Plain-language resumes: writing well -- The magic of page 1: focusing your resume toward an announcement, promotion, or new career -- pt. 3. Electronic resumes, cover letters, KSAs, and applications. Putting together your federal resume application -- Electronic resume writing -- Applying for a federal job -- Boosting your employment chances with great KSAs -- Cover letters with a mission -- pt. 4. Resumes and guidance for specific federal careers. Applying for the senior executive service -- Federal job survival: CareerProofing -- Federal jobs in science, medicine, and health policy: converting a curriculum vitae into a federal resume -- Writing a federal IT resume -- Wage-Grade resumes: staying employed, getting promoted, or going to general schedule (GS) jobs -- Resumes for business contracts and purchasing -- Resumes for administrative assistant and secretarial series jobs -- Applying for program/management analyst positions -- Human resources management: an occupation in transition -- Military to civilian resume conversions. Appendix. Federal resume examples.