Most private sector companies have a resume scanning process in place to reduce time by HR professionals. This way they can attend to other task in the office. So, should not the federal government think the same way? The answer is NO. The federal government uses another system called, “YOU”. Whenever you apply to a position, you will be required to take an assessment. We call this process – Self-Certification. You tell us your skillset and at what level your work experience / skill is.