A great federal resume cover letter is the key to getting your resume read. Your federal cover letter is your opportunity to make an excellent first impression with the hiring manager because it allows you to tell a compelling story that explains how your experiences, background, skills and education relate to the position that you are applying for, and why you are the best candidate.
You may know all that already, but what you may not know, is that to prepare a federal cover letter that includes all the finer details necessary for you to get the position, you have to spend time researching the agency you are applying to, and if at all possible, the person who will be reviewing the resumes. It’s the little details that you uncover from your research that will give you an edge over competing candidates. We can help you with that!
As our name says, Federal Resume Writers, all we do every day is write federal resumes, so we are familiar with many federal government agencies, ministries and departments, therefore, we know exactly what they are looking for. One of the things, which distinguishes us from our competitors, is that many of our resume writers previously worked in agencies where they were hiring managers or the person who reviewed resumes. We have insiders’ knowledge of the government hiring process.
Because of this, when you hire us to write your federal resume, we ensure that your cover letter:
- Fills in any gaps in your federal resume.
- Is formatted clearly and professionally.
- Tells exactly what experiences you have that make you a great candidate for the job.
- Is Professional-looking and matches your federal resume.
- Gets your resume and narrative statements read.
The federal cover letter is very specific, and includes the following details:
- Introductory Paragraph: Statement with the job announcement number, title of the position and office. This first paragraph should immediately grab the hiring manager’s attention and convey the message that you are the ideal person for the position.
- In the main paragraph, include a short statement of the application package – federal resume, KSAs, ECQs and other supplements attached. The focus is matching your qualifications to the requirements of the position. In order words, what you can offer the office, and your specialized skills and experience that match the job announcement.
- Closing Paragraph: The objective of the final paragraph of your federal cover letter is to accomplish four tasks: Direct the hiring manager to your resume, request an interview, indicate a time period when you will follow up, and express your gratitude for their time and consideration, clearly showing that you would like the opportunity to serve using your extensive experiences.
Our professional federal resume writers know the written and unwritten rules for creating custom federal cover letters. Let us do the work for you today!