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Academy Certified Federal Resume Writer Training Program

Have you hesitated to write federal resumes? Think they’re boring? Too complex? Learn how to break the code from a Federal HR expert!

On any given day, nearly 10,000 jobs are posted on USAJOBS! More than 2 million people work for the federal government, not including the Postal Service or active-duty military. The vast majority—about 79%—work outside the D.C. area.

The federal government is one of the few employers that still offers traditional benefits—health insurance, vacation and sick time, and a pension, to name just a few.

This is a market you (and your clients) cannot afford to ignore!

Now you can confidently help clients work through the government hiring process with the Resume Writing Academy's Federal Resume Writer Certification program. Read on to learn more about the program and our esteemed instructor!


Helping a client apply for a position with the federal government is much different than applying for a position in the private sector. Most federal positions are posted on USAJOBS ( and require that applicants apply through the system. It is important that federal resume writers understand how the system works so they can properly advise their clients.

This certification program will help you navigate federal hiring so that you can best support your clients. We will cover:

  • The federal application process
  • The different hiring paths available
  • Veterans preference and its impact on federal hiring
  • Other hiring eligibilities
  • USAJOBS profile set-up
  • How to read a job posting
  • How to find and read the Occupational Questionnaire
  • Required information for federal applications
  • Useful tools for preparing a resume
  • How to translate military experience to civilian speak
  • Preparation of a federal resume
  • What about those KSAs?
  • How to use USAJOBS to apply
  • Useful terms for navigating the process

View the Class Syllabus

WHAT'S Included?

The program materials include handouts, worksheets, and more for your use with clients.

  • Eight hours of instructor-led training
  • Sample resumes and example applications
  • Tools to analyze job postings and gather content
  • Resources for acing the application process
  • Quizzes to confirm your understanding
  • Projects to refine your writing

Register Today

Registration: $2195 or 3 payments of $735. Group discounts available - email for information.

Start Today with the
On-Demand Class  

Need to move at your own pace? Self-paced students get all the same information, access to instructors, feedback, and resources!

Benefits for ACRW-FEDERAL Graduates

  • Lifetime certification! No renewals or CEU requirements.
  • A 10% discount on registration for the Career Thought Leaders annual conference.
  • A free E-Summit upon graduation (choose any of our pre-recorded E-Summits).
  • A $100 discount off the Entrepreneurial Excellence program.
  • Subcontract writing positions with resume companies — gain additional experience while making money! These projects generally pay between $100 to $400 per resume.

  • Opportunities for publishing, speaking, job fairs, and other projects – some with compensation and some for building your professional visibility and credibility.

We do not guarantee employment but will continually provide graduates with leads from resume companies, outplacement firms, and others who need great writers TODAY!


We are always here to answer your questions and work with you one-on-one to reach your resume-writing goals! Feel free to contact us at any time.

Set up a time to talk with Resume Writing Academy CEO Marie Zimenoff to get answers to your questions!

Meet Your Instructor

Nancy Segal has more than 30 years of Human Resources experience with the Federal government. Her federal career includes serving as Personnel Officer, Deputy Regional Administrator, and Special Assistant; she worked for the Department of Defense, the U.S. Treasury, and other government agencies.

Today, Nancy uses her expertise to coach applicants and career service providers on the federal job process, how to analyze and interpret Federal vacancy announcements, and how to respond to the occupational questionnaires. From entry level through Senior Executive Service (SES), Nancy works closely with job seekers to prepare detailed, thorough, fact filled, and well written job applications. She is frequently invited to speak about the federal job search and application process.

Nancy also serves as an instructor for multiple government agencies and conducts training on various human resources, EEO, management, and leadership topics, inc

luding Using USAJOBS Effectively, Creating a Federal Resume, and Developing a Senior Executive Service Package.

Nancy is the author of The Complete Guide to Writing a Federal Resume, The Complete Guide to Interviewing for a Federal Job, and The Complete Guide to Making a Federal Career Transition. She has a weekly career blog on, distributed to 800,000 subscribers around the world. She has been interviewed by FedNewsRadio, and has spoken at several industry conferences. Nancy holds a Master’s degree in Human and Labor Relations and a second Master’s degree in Public Administration. Her undergraduate degree is in history.

Why choose rwa?

Here are the top 6 reasons professionals from universities, community colleges, military transition centers, and in private practice choose Resume Writing Academy:

1. We've been training resume writers for more than 13 years. You'll benefit from proven virtual training techniques and get access to resources to stay aligned with current trends.

2. From grammar to federal hiring systems and strategy, you'll learn everything you need to stand out as an expert in the field.

3. You'll receive personalized feedback on quizzes and writing assignments from top writers in the field. It is one thing to learn concepts and see examples, it is much richer and more meaningful to receive expert, in-depth reviews of your work.

4. You get a great value as there are no renewal fees or membership required! Once you complete this comprehensive program, there's no continuing education requirement.

5. You can complete the training on your schedule or within a group webclass. No matter which option you choose, you'll have access to individual support and interaction with the ACRW community.

6. You'll join a community of graduates and students on 5 continents. The program teaches best practices in writing that work in all areas of the globe.

Start Today with the Self-Paced Class


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