A resume is created with the purpose of putting a person in the limelight. Putting a “best foot forward” the resume captures all the strengths and promise a candidate for a job, school or scholarship possesses.
Resumes are meant to be easy to read, communicate a candidates interests, and clarify experiences that showcase strengths. Though a core resume can be created – it should be tailored to fit different purposes for how it is used. Consider the difference between a resume for an office job or for a retail job. What different information might each employer want? Think of an outline of skills for a performing arts school or a law school. What might the admissions board of each program want to know about the candidate?
The first “meeting” is often a result of an impressive resume. Spend the time and energy to make it a quality encounter.
Within the ACT Curriculum is material to support student construction of a resume.
- Design and Layout
- Resume Sections
Once created – ask students to peer review and make recommendations on other students’ resumes. The resume information can be used for college applications, job applications and scholarship applications.
Other Preparing for Your Career lessons may be helpful as well.