Research agencies and set up accounts at government Web sites to begin the resume submission process.
Consider several positions and identify the key requirements for each job.
Draft your resume in paragraph format (not bullets), specifying years/hours spent in the job.
Resumes for Federal positions often are longer than those used in private industry and language and terminology may differ.
Capture education/training and areas of expertise (particularly math, science, business, and technology).
Indicate volunteer experience and highlight your role.
Identify assignments that link to the job requirements.
Alert potential employers to results, achievements, accomplishments, and challenges faced in achieving outcomes.
Answer Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities (KSAs) and questionnaires as if you were in a live interview.
Follow up with the agency contact person noted on the announcement.
Be persistent but patient.