My boss told me yesterday that he nominated me for a detail to another agency. I am not sure if anything will come of it, but I need to go ahead and update my resume just in case. I have a couple of random questions:
1) For your education, do you still include your year of graduation and GPA? I've had these on my resume since college, but is that something you're only supposed to include right out of school? I finished undergrad 10 years ago and grad school five years ago, if that makes a difference. My GPAs were very good, so I have no problem including them, but I wasn't sure if people stopped doing that once they reached a certain level (I have 10 years of professional experience).
2) I've now been at four different jobs in two different (federal) agencies over the course of my career, so my resume is starting to get a little long. In my current and immediately previous job, my position is pretty standard - there are hundreds of people in my agency who do similar work, so the general duties are well known (although each would have slight nuances based on the specific area to which you are assigned). My previous boss had suggested that my resume summarize my major accomplishments in each job rather than my duties. He also recommended using paragraphs instead of bullet points. Does is advice make sense? My previous boss is a little whacky, so I don't want to just take his word for it. FWIW, the person I would potentially be working for in this other agency is there on detail herself, so she has a good idea of what I do.
3) Would you ever include references in your resume, or only if asked?
Sorry if these seem like basic questions; I've gotten used to just doing the USAJobs resumes, so I am a little rusty on what a normal, professional resume should look like. TIA!