Federal Resume Writing Service

Federal resumes don’t follow the same rules as ones for other industries. To stand out, you’ll need to follow specific requirements and guidelines for government applications. Luckily, our seasoned federal resume writers are experts in navigating these intricacies. They understand the precise tone, template, layout, and terminology needed to ensure your resume meets all government standards and positions you as the outstanding candidate you are.


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Rewriting a Federal Employee Resume for the Private Sector

I work for the federal government and needed a resume to transition to the private sector. In a federal government resume, one has to list everything. Top Resume. My resume write, Jenna, within 25 hours provided me with a two-page resume that captured my last 15 years of federal service. My resume know has impactful and "achiever" language, especially since I have been with the same employer for over 10 years. However, I have held different roles. Jenna and I went through 2-3 minor iterations of my resume. When I showed my resume to friends in the private sector, they liked the formatting, layout, language, and that it is all of two pages.

Excellent work on a Federal resume

Excellent work on a Federal resume and working knowledge of the Federal hiring process.Very fast turnaround.

Excellent job!

My writer Mark D. did an excellent job with everything! Very detailed and listened to all my requests. Excellent job, he really knows today’s resume style formats, for both standard and federal formats. He also did my LinkedIn profile very nicely and professionally. He was very professional. Highly recommend him! Thank you Top Resume for all your help and service for a job well done!

What we do

Comprehensively convey the value you can bring to a government agency, with a professionally written federal resume.

Our writers skillfully highlight your abilities while meeting all the strict standards of government agencies. They’ll make your resume rise above the rest by:

  • Creating a robust, keyword-rich selection of your top achievements

  • Complying with crucial government agency requirements.

  • Applying Category Ranking: strategically organizing information to improve visibility and impact.

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What we do

How it works

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Meet your match 

We’ll hand-pick your ideal writing partner based on your specific situation.

Define your goals  

Together, you and your writing partner will review your job search goals—this will help mold your resume to the jobs you’re applying for.

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Start your journey

Your federal resume writer will send you your polished, proofread, and perfected resume—ready to be shared with potential employers.

Did you know?

A standard resume won’t cut it when applying to a job in the federal field.

Certain government resources offer specific templates to use during the application process for a federal job. If you deviate from these templates, you risk losing out to a candidate who applied properly. Not to mention, the process itself is pretty complex.

Many career coaches recommend having a professional resume writer create the documents for you, as they stay up-to-date with training regarding the federal job application process. So, simplify your job search and ensure that every application you submit counts, with a professionally written resume optimized for the federal position you are targeting.

Get a Federal resume for only $199!

Who are the TopResume writers?

Billie J.

Senior Resume Writer

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Billie is a passionate writer whose mission is to write impactful resumes to support career growth, evolution, and transition targets. Billie’s love of the written word spans her entire life, and she enjoys utilizing that passion to empower successful career transitions.

Traci K.

Senior Resume Writer

Briefcase Icon 10+ years of experience
Graduation Cap Master of Arts in English

Traci has a Master of Arts in English and has been writing since middle school. After spending several years in marketing, she used her writing skills and corporate knowledge to help job seekers put their best foot forward and achieve their career goals.

Jeremy Z.

Senior Resume Writer

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Graduation Cap Bachelor of Arts in English and Business Writing

Jeremy has helped 6K+ clients gain the confidence to apply for and get their dream jobs. His educational background in English and business writing and dedication to supporting clients’ needs inspire him to deliver top-tier career support.

About Our Services

How is a federal resume different?

Federal resumes differ from standard ones in the following ways:

1. They require more detail and are often much longer than standard resumes. They include information about a candidate’s job series, grade level, duties, responsibilities, and accomplishments.

2. Federal resumes use keywords and Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) statements. These statements address competencies and are what federal agencies use to evaluate candidates.

3. Depending on the job, information about your security clearances (specifying the level and granting agency) may be required. This information is especially relevant for jobs where you will have access to classified information.

4. Federal resumes require thorough details on your education, including the school's name, city, state, ZIP code, major, and type of degree received.

Our government resume writing service will match you with a writer based on your situation and job-seeking goals. Once matched, you two will go into more detail about the jobs you’ll be applying for and your work history. Then, your writer will get to work crafting your resume. Once you’ve reviewed it and are happy with the results, they will send you the polished document. From there, you’re ready to apply to your next great position!

At TopResume, we know what recruiters, hiring managers, and potential employers are looking for. Our free resume review, puts this knowledge into action and assesses how your document would perform in today’s job market. This service provides: 

  • Free, confidential, personalized evaluation from trusted experts

  • Objective feedback on layout, language and how well your resume communicates your skills and expertise

  • Personalized recommendations on how to strengthen resume

Upload your resume for a free personalized expert review within two business days.

No, not everyone needs professional help with their resume. That’s why our resume experts will review your resume; to determine whether it’s correctly formatted and successfully showcases your skills. If your resume is already in good shape, we will be sure to let you know!

In addition to resumes, we professionally write cover letters and LinkedIn profiles. For help with interviews, we now also offer TopInterview, which provides proven strategies and customized interview coaching from the best in the industry. TopResume is brought to you by Career.io, where you can find a full spectrum of job-search services and career-advancing tools.

TopResume has partnered with Affirm to offer our customers the option of paying over three, six, or 12-month periods with rates from 0% to 36% APR. For example, on a $349 purchase, you may pay $31.50 a month for 12 months with a 15% APR. Make sure to check and see if you qualify! Click on the following link if you want to know more about Affirm.

Let us tell your best career story.

TopResume is the largest resume-writing service in the world. Our writer network is made up of certified career coaches, recruiters, and professionals with expertise in more than 65 industries. So, we can match you with the perfect writer to determine how to best tell your career story.

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