Do I have to use a standard résumé if I want to apply for a different job?
No. Applicants—including currently employed federal workers seeking other positions—may submit a résumé or may use any other written format of their choice, including computer-generated forms. Just be sure to include all the information requested on the vacancy announcement such as identification, job-related qualifications, personal data needed to satisfy general legal requirements and applicant preferences such as work location and schedule.

An agency may require the use of special forms when filling unique jobs with specialized requirements through automated systems, and when recruiting exclusively from its own employees.

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