At the start of your first day with any organization, there are bound to be a few butterflies. Whether it is your first job or your fifth job, this is a common experience. The truth is, your work life is but a circle.
So, you’ve made it through the initial stages of the federal application process. Typically, this is an online process in which you’ve received an email stating that you’re now being scheduled for an interview. However difficult that initial stage seemed; now you need to prepare yourself.
So, you tidied up your Résumé, polished off your Cover Letter and sent your job application in. It seems like months ago that you did that and at last the phone call has arrived. You tell your friends and family that you think you’ve got the job, if you can only get through the interview next week! It can’t be that hard, could it?
A good resume gives information about you, a great résumé tells a story, so that you (the employer) feel compelled to ask questions and learn more.
No matter what type of job you are applying for, it is always important to include a cover letter with your resume. Simply sending off a resume is not going to cut it, because it doesn’t tell the whole story.