About the Author
Kathryn Troutman is a leading expert in federal jobs, a hot topic with the change of administration and the current downturn in the economy. She brings over 30 years of experience in this unique marketplace and has the ability to take the complex subject of federal job searching and break it down into understandable steps. Troutman wrote the first book on the federal resume format in 1995 in response to the government s move to replace the cumbersome SF-171 form with the resume. These days, she is known as the Federal Resume Guru, and her book, The Federal Resume Guidebook, is a bestseller and in its fourth printing. Over 100 US government agencies hire Troutman to speak as a master trainer each year, and her presentations on writing federal resumes are popular. Troutman has been interviewed by both national print and electronic media outlets on how to get a job in the federal government (and Obama administration). Troutman is also a columnist for eight online federal and military employment websites.