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Resume Writing High School


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Resume Writing High School

  1. 1. RESUME WRITING By: Andrea Wolf & Karen Ziegler
  2. 2. WHY IS A RESUME IMPORTANT? <ul><li>It is your marketing tool. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An application is a legal document used to collect the exact same information from each applicant. A resume is used to highlight your skills. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Almost everyone needs a resume in today’s competitive job market. Even teenagers seeking their first “real” job can benefit by having a resume. </li></ul>
  3. 3. WHAT SHOULD A RESUME INCLUDE? <ul><li>Identification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Give your name, address, telephone number and email address </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jill Goodfellow 123 Main Street Pewaukee, WI 53072 (262)691-1234 [email_address] </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. WHAT SHOULD A RESUME INCLUDE? <ul><li>Summary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Include 3 to 5 statements which describe your qualifications. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enthusiastic and hard-working high school student. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Excellent communication and presentation skills. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Driven to succeed and attain goals. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Able to work both independently as well as part of a team. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. WHAT SHOULD A RESUME INCLUDE? <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>List High School name and location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Include last grade completed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Could also include Grade Point Average </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. WHAT SHOULD A RESUME INCLUDE? <ul><li>Experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does not only include paid-jobs but also volunteer activities. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Should include: name of employer, location, dates of employment/volunteer work, job title. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Describe your responsibilities, specific skills and duties. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. WHAT IS CONSIDERED EXPERIENCE? <ul><li>A job </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer work </li></ul><ul><li>Babysitting </li></ul><ul><li>Yard work </li></ul><ul><li>Household chores </li></ul><ul><li>Dog walking/Pet sitting </li></ul>
  8. 8. WHAT SHOULD A RESUME INCLUDE? <ul><li>Achievements/Activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Include any Awards, Clubs, Sports, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples: National Honor Society 2008, 2009 Honor Roll 2007, 2008, 2009 Sussex Hamilton Football 2008, 2009 Boy Scouts 2000-2007 </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. WHAT SHOULD A RESUME INCLUDE? <ul><li>Computer skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Skill level: basic, working knowledge, proficient </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. WHAT SHOULD A RESUME INCLUDE? <ul><li>References </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Typically, on a professional resume, you would not include references. This should be listed on a separate page. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask permission before using someone as a reference. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose your references carefully. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be prepared with 3-5 references. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. RESUME DO’S <ul><li>Develop a rough draft and then have someone proof-read it. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the length to one page. </li></ul><ul><li>Only use one font throughout the resume. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use a font that is easy to read and use black ink. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. RESUME DON’TS <ul><li>Don’t include your whole life history </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t use pronouns: I, me, my </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t use abbreviations </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t use contractions: don’t, can’t, won’t </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t include reasons for leaving your past job(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t include previous wage information </li></ul>