Application Manager was introduced on January 28, 2007 and is a separate system from USAJobs. Application Manager provides federal job seekers with a one-stop place for them to file all of their application materials, track their application status, and get instant access to communications from the hiring agency. While most every government job can technically be accessed in the Application Manager via its unique control number (found at the bottom of every vacancy announcement), it is important to follow the instructions in the “How to Apply” section of the vacancy announcement and to use the corresponding application system specified by the agency. Until recently, there were at a half dozen or so federal resume builders hosted by various departments and agencies. Now most have consolidated into USAJobs with the exception of a number of exempt service federal organizations that still maintain their own unique systems.