Why do you need to know how write a
resume? You need to be able to
present yourself to the people who
hire you in any company.
You are probably wondering, isn’t a
job application enough? Not when the
competition is stiff for jobs!
You need to stand out!
You don’t want to be lumped in with
the dozens or hundreds of others who
are applying for the same job. A
resume will help you to stand out from
If it is written correctly. So, let’s go…
Where to begin…
First of all think about what makes you
special. What can you do that is
unique to your abilities? Perhaps you
have awesome communication skills.
Perhaps you have a unique ability to
find solutions to all sorts of problems.
Now, the mission statement
To start a good resume, you need to
think again. This time, what do you, as
a person, believe in, stand for, want
people to know about you?
Write it down!
Perhaps your dream is to help people
to live up to their full potential.
Perhaps you want to make the world a
better place through your problem
Identify your strengths and write down
your purpose in life as it applies to the
job you are seeking.
Now, the format:
Start by placing your name in bold and
in large font at the top left side of the
*see the sample on the next page.
See the name up top? This
is how you should create
your heading if you are applying
for a job just out of high school
Under the name, you should provide
your address, phone, email and cell.
Remember that mission statement?
you should place it here. If you don’t have
a mission statement, put your
objective or what you plan to do
with your life.
After the objective, you need
to put a profile of what you have
done in this field.
Next, you need to
show what education
you have completed. Do not show
elementary schools, but show any
GPA or honors you achieved in
Now it is time to brag a bit.
If you volunteered in your
community, church or school,
you will inform the employer of
those things here.
If you received any award
either in school or for
then boast about it!
Finally, include any skills
learned in school. If you
great writer, be sure to let
potential employer know.
the category: Personal
The final product!
Now that you learned all the steps to
creating a great resume, try it out.
Your assignment will be to write a
resume for both yourself and for either
Beowulf or Grendel.
The requirements are in the rubric.