Kathryn Troutman is the founder and president of The Resume Place, Inc., a service business located in Baltimore, MD. Resume Place specializing in writing and designing professional federal and private-sector resumes, as well as coaching and education in the federal hiring process. For the past 40 years, Troutman has managed her professional writing and consulting practice, publishing, and federal career training business. With her team of 20 Certified Federal Resume Writers, The Resume Place advises and writes more than 300 federal resumes per month for military, private industry, and federal clients world-wide.
Internationally recognized as the "Federal Resume Guru" by federal jobseekers and federal human resources specialists, Troutman created the format and name for the new "federal resume" that became an accepted standard after the SF 171 form was eliminated in 1995. She is the pioneering designer of the Federal Resume based on her first book, the Federal Resume Guidebook, which already is in the fourth edition.