Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.


Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock () or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

What format should my resume be in?


  1. Home

What format should my resume be in?

The resume should be written in 12-point font size. The font style should be clear and legible, preferably Arial or Times New Roman. The margins of the resume should be 1” on all sides. In order to ensure the resume meets the five-page limit, FLETC recommends creating the resume in a .doc file (i.e., using Microsoft Word) and then converting it into a .pdf file (i.e., using Adobe). Applicants may use the USAJobs Resume Builder but should be sure to verify the number of pages by viewing the print preview function of the Resume Builder before submitting.