Thursday, November 28, 2013

Small, but Growing Resume Template Database Built by Redditor

Reddit user /u/thermal_shock has started collecting attractive and easy to access resume templates in this Google Doc folder. Templates include those for Google Docs and for Microsoft Word. While you can convert Microsoft Word templates to Google Doc format, it is recommended that you do not as it can really mess up the formatting.  

I will also be adding this link to the resume database on the site as well!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Can I Use my USAJobs Resume for Non-Government Positions?

Can you use your USAJobs Resume for Non-Government Positions?

It is highly recommended that you do not use your USAJobs resume for non-government positions. Government jobs often see 9-11 page resumes, while resumes for non-governmental positions should avoid being over two pages, depending on your experience.

A general rule of thumb is if you are a recent graduate or if you are applying to a non-managerial/executive position at a company, your resume should be no more than one page.

If you are applying to an executive position, an expert/senior in your field, or it has been explicitly requested, then two to three pages is more accepted.

USAJobs and various academia fields expect to have a full resume of all of your experience to be considered.

Example non government resume

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Three Free Simple Resume Templates

If you want to keep things simple but clean, check out these three simple resume templates available to you for free.

1. Simple Pro Link

2. Modern Pro Link

3. Resume by Primer Link (Scroll to "Resume 2")