navy charts (or navy CHART)

Navy CHART (Civilian Hiring and Recruitment Tool)

What is Navy CHART?
Used in some announcements for federal government positions and like the other federal job formats, Navy CHART (or CHARTS) has its own limitations and size requirements. That means your materials must meet the CHART-required format and keywords criteria to be considered. Navy CHART supports thousands of job applications for a variety of Department of the Navy job openings.

Online formats can be very restrictive and each one has different format requirements. If you are not computer-literate, they can also be very difficult to complete correctly. Your application may end up being automatically rejected if it’s not completed correctly. You need to tell your story in a specific way—one that is acceptable to the computer screening system as well as the hiring manager.

With so many applicants for each federal job, it’s important to have the right information. Here are some important details to understand before you begin the process of submitting a Navy CHART Resumix format application:

  • Register an account with to get started.
  • Unlike other formats, Navy CHART leads off with education background, then goes into work history.
  • The input format is going to be in a plain layout without caps, italics, or any design characteristics like you might see with a regular resume.
  • Pay strict attention to character counts in each section. Microsoft (MS) Word may not be completely accurate in the character count. INCLUDE SPACES in the count.
  • Each job history segment allows for 7,500 characters and spaces, which is more generous than other formats (more than double for USAJobs).
  • Professional training section gives you 5,000 total characters. The section for professional licenses and certificates gives just 1,500 characters.
  • The additional information section, where you input your professional summary, awards, and areas of expertise allows for 7,000 characters, which may require some heavy editing in order to fit.


Navy CHART is a great example of a federal input format that's just very different from the others, making it tough to share information from one system to another. Be aware of possible system timeouts so you don't lose your information. It's much more efficient and easier to have all of your information prepared in such a way that you can just copy and paste the relevant sections, as needed. That's how we prepare your materials—with copy-and-paste simplicity.

The input format for Navy CHART allows no style features that you might see on a regular resume. There are ways to effectively highlight important information; when you hire us to prepare your Navy CHART Resumix, everything will be formatted with highlights and proper format in mind.



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Step 2: Our review will help us determine and address what we need to do to prepare your federal resume package. At no cost to you, we will review your existing resume and up to two positions you have identified in the federal government or private/public sector that you are considering.

Step 3: Based on our free review of your background, previously prepared documents, and requirements for the position for which you are applying, we will propose the appropriate type of federal resume or resumix to prepare, determine if there are required KSAs or essay questions, and determine if you are indeed eligible to apply for the federal job vacancies you have selected. You will be quoted a package price via e-mail or through a telephone consultation.

Step 4: When we begin the development of your federal application, we will use the information you supplied us and request additional information such as performance evaluations, awards, college transcripts, and DD-214s, and then develop a questionnaire specifically related to extracting pertinent information in order for us to achieve maximum scoring of keywords and core competencies. Your information will then be integrated with the general series and grade, or pay band of the federal application.

Step 5: Your project delivery date will be scheduled and a draft of your federal application will be delivered to you via e-mail for your final approval. You will have 14 days to make any changes, additions, deletions, etc. to make your application perfect.

Documents and/or information that is helpful to submit:

1. Copies of your annual performance evaluations and job descriptions
2. Copies of any awards, citations, and medals you have received
3. List of professional training received
4. Current or older version of your resume
5. If retired or separated from the military, a copy of your DD-214
6. Up to two federal vacancy announcements of interest and/or two private-sector job announcements of interest to you
7. Your current e-mail address and telephone number(s). Please visit to locate federal jobs of interest

These documents can be sent directly to your career coach at after you have made contact.

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