Resume discussion for an existing Federal Government employee

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This topic contains 3 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Tara Randall Newman 6 years, 9 months ago.

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    Michael Rabinovitz

    I have a few resume questions. I work in the accounting and budget area of a federal government agency and make large payments. Is it productive to list the dollar amounts (very large-in the billions) in the resume or just the job function. I am trying to update a three year old resume. Also, how important are the action verbs for each task. Should I start each bullet point with an action verb. I am thinking of hiring a federal resume specialist who could help me with the resume. Does anyone have any thoughts about this. Thanks.

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    Tara Randall Newman

    Hi Michael!

    I would put a range, rounding up, for the budget amounts. For instance “$3.5 Billion to $1.5 Billion over the period of three years.” Showing that you can handle large budgets are important to employers, but I would avoid overly complicated exact numbers.

    Good Luck! – Tara

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    Michael Rabinovitz

    Tara, thank you for your suggestion about the putting budget amounts in my resume.


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    Steve Ressler

    Check out our rock your resume group for tips –

    I’d definitely show numbers – the more you give folks a sense of budgets, impact you affected, # of staff, the better

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