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, 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.
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 Google Docs or 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.
Good reads: Intro to 'the Resume & Writing a Resume the shouts 'Hire Me'
Resume action words
Selling yourself in a Resume
10 words that ruin a Resume
Ideas & Examples:
Giving your resume a face lift
Resume Designs 2
Interactive and Non-traditional resumes:
Interactive Resume Examples
Tufts, Please Pick Me