I have been applying to federal positions over the last few months and haven’t had much luck so I’m hoping to get a little advice to make sure I’m not doing anything obvious wrong.
Should I only submit the documents specifically requested in the job posting? For example, if only a resume is required, is it fine to just submit a resume or is it recommended I also submit a cover letter?
It appears that the consensus in the past was that it is acceptable (or even preferred) to submit a resume created with USAJobs’ resume builder. Is that still the case? I’d love even anecdotal evidence from those who had success and any specifics on your application materials.
For what it’s worth, I’m focusing my efforts on SEC/DOJ type positions, not AUSA openings.
(Issue areas, International Law, International Public Interest, Public Service in the private sector, Non-Profits, Public Interest Organizations, Government/ government agencies, employment settings)