Congratulations! You’ve Gotten Your Degree – Have You Considered A Federal Job?

The government is hiring New Grads and Interns! Many college students list the US government as one of their top targeted employers. Read about the Best Places to Work in Government.


The New Graduate Federal Resume is much different than the typical two-page private sector resume. Recent graduates need to learn about how to expand the resume to give more details about your education courses, papers, projects, technology, teamwork, presentations, writing, and MORE!

A GREAT GRADUATION GIFT! GET THE BOOK! See 7 samples to help you get Best Qualified for a Pathways Internship or Recent Grad position. Kathryn Troutman teaches classes at government agencies to current Pathways interns who are in the government and want to move UP.


Here are a few tips that you’ll need to know for your Federal job search and information that can be found in the Student’s Federal Career Guide, 3rd Edition:

Tip #1: Learn how to search for PATHWAYS internships on

Tip #2: Learn how to find the KEYWORDS for your federal resume.

Tip #3: Federal resumes must be longer (3 to 4 pages) and more detailed.

Tip #4: Draw on your student experience as well as academic activities and community service for your first resume.

Tip #5: Be sure you use your veteran’s preference if you have it.

Tip #6: Don’t wait to create a resume until you see an announcement.


HELP YOUR NEW GRADUATE BEGIN A FEDERAL CAREER! The best graduation gift is the only book available on writing a competitive Internship and Recent Grad Federal Resume for US Government Jobs

Student’s Federal Career Guide, 3rd Ed., Paul Binkley, Ph.D. and Kathryn Troutman
Seven samples of correct student federal resumes with emphasis on Education! Available as print book, PDF, Kindle.
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3rd Edition Info
  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-9846671-6-1
  • Size: 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Retail Price:: $14.95
  • Kindle:: $10.49

Federal Jobs by College Major

See the USAJOBS Federal Employment Information Fact Sheet containing a table that groups Federal jobs that are often filled by college graduates with appropriate academic majors.