Government resumes and government recruiters are quite different from civilian resumes and recruiters. Resumes for federal government jobs have their own special requirements, and many of them would actually put off a recruiter or hiring manager in business and industry. If you plan to apply for a federal job, you need a resume writer who understands government requirements.
The federal government also has strict rules about eligibility. In fact, some positions are only open to candidates already working in the agency that has posted the job and only open to those already working at a certain grade level in government. Others are open only to military personnel, military spouses or veterans.
The end date for applicants is very specific, often down to the hour, and the method of sending in the application is also specific (email, mail, fax, hand delivery and so on).
Your background and skills must exactly match the requirements in the job posting. There is no flexibility with federal jobs. You may have to write essays based on certain questions. Those essays have to be submitted as part of the application.
You may have to send other documents. But if the announcement does not request other documentation, you should not send it.
A federal resume is difficult to complete even for someone with years of federal government experience. I am a Certified Federal Resume Writer and a recognized military transition expert. I have delivered speeches and seminars on writing federal resumes before professional organizations and conferences. If you are considering applying for a federal government job, contact me today.