Read: What is a Resume?
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, 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
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 in the template folder on the shared drive 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.
BE SURE to add an area for skills that you learned in this class:
DSLR Camera Operation
Microsoft Office Suite
Print out to 'HP Printer' and turn in before leaving class
Ideas & Examples:
Giving your resume a face lift
Resume Designs 2