Career Preparation // Resume Writing
Preparing to Write a Resume

This activity helps students organize their thoughts before they begin writing their resumes.

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Use this worksheet to help you gather and organize the information you will need to create your resume. Before you begin, read through all of the instructions on this worksheet, and read the assessment criteria at the end of the worksheet to make sure you understand how your final resume will be assessed.

Use the attached example for reference.

Assessment Notes

Complete worksheet

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Additional lessons in Resume Writing

Previous Jobs

This activity allows students to write about their own work history, paid or not paid, and reflect on personal pride.

Analyzing Resumes

This activity introduces students to the characteristics of an effective resume.

Resume Peer Review

This activity allows students to draft their resume and exchange them with peers for feedback.

Create a Resume

The purpose of this task is for students to publish a polished version of his/her resume. While the student’s resume development will always be iterative (one’s resume is never “done”), this task reflects an opportunity to approve a student resume for his/her digital portfolio.