Read: What is a Resume?
Read: Writing a Resume the shouts 'Hire Me'
Activity: Make 3 columns on a piece of paper.
Column 1 – Skills, talents, abilities and interests.
Column 2 – Employment and achievement history, including jobs, volunteer work, community service and any achievements or awards. Don't forget to include art shows you have participated in- (COAL Student show, California College of San Diego, Del Mar Fair, and artwork published in Literary Arts Magazine)
Column 3 – Jobs you aspire to hold, either in the short term (for example, a summer job or internship, an after-school job or a volunteer position) or in the long term, or fields in which you might be interested in working. Alternatively, you might list colleges or graduate schools you are interested in attending.
When the lists are finished, go back over the first two columns and mark every item that could be showcased or illustrated using audio, video or other technology. For example, musicians could imbed an audio clip into a résumé, writers could add links to their written work and chefs could use links to recipes or imbed a video of a cooking demonstration.
Traditional Print Résumé
Working alone or with a partner, expand your list in columns one and two, taking each item and explaining or describing it in four sentences or less. Detail when and where the work or activity took place, what it entailed, what your duties and achievements were, what skills you developed, and so on.
Then, using the samples below or a MS Word template, craft a basic resume, using one or more items in column three to develop an objective and focus. Return to the tips in the article to work around any personal challenges, such as a lack of employment history.
Print out to 'Printer 5000' and turn in before leaving class
Ideas & Examples:
Giving your resume a face lift
Resume Designs 2
Interactive and Non-traditional resumes:
Interactive Resume Examples
Tufts, Please Pick Me