Creating a Resume using Microsoft Word 2010 Allison Grubbs Parkland/Spanaway Branch Library Pierce County Library System
What is a Resume?A resume is a personal summary of your professionalhistory and qualifications. It includes information aboutyour career goals, education, work experience,activities, honors, and any special skills you might have.
General GuidelinesLength Entry Level = No more than 1 typed page Experienced = No more than 2 typed pagesPaper Use 8.5” x 11” 20 lb paper (aka resume paper) Print using a laser or high quality ink-jet printer
Let’s Get Started!Left click the Windows button in the lower-left cornerof your screen.Left click on Microsoft Word 2010.
You Have aBlank Document – Now What?In the upper left hand corner of your screen, left clickthe blue File button.Left click on New – this will show options to the right.
Almost There…Left click Resumes & CVs near the bottom.Left click Basic ResumesA preview of each option is at the far right.Double left click on the resume template of your choice.
Fill in the BlanksLeft click each bracket and start typing in yourinformation.
Don’t Forget to Save!Left click File in the upper left corner of your screen.Left click SaveIf saving to a flash drive, look to the far left sidebar.Scroll down until you see Computer. Choose your flashdrive.Type the document name: Your Name ResumeLeft click SaveContinue working on your resume