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Open Your Resume from Drive

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Before sending your resume to a potential employer, college admissions officer, scholarship committee, or other decision-maker, you will need to finish filling in your resume template, edit the resume, check the spacing and formatting, and share your resume with someone else for feedback.

When job-hunting, it’s also a good idea to match the descriptions of your previous experience to the position you are applying for.

In this extension, you will practice opening your resume from Google Drive, so you can complete the final steps of building your resume . Because your resume is saved in your Drive, you can open it from any computer with internet access and work on it anytime.

To practice finding your resume in your Drive, open a new tab or window.

If you have not used the computer you are working on before, go to Google dot com and sign in to your Google account.

Then, open Google Drive.

All of the projects you have worked on using Google apps are stored in Google Drive.

Locate your resume draft in your Drive.

If you do not see the file right away, search your Drive for a term you used in your resume, which probably won’t show up in other files.

For example, type the name of a company you worked for or the name of a degree you have earned.

The file contains those words, so it will appear as a search result.

Click on the file to open it in Google Docs, and start editing.

Storing your files in your Google Drive makes it easy to edit them, which is useful when you are applying for many different jobs.

You will be able to easily update a resume to match each job you are applying for, and when you get a new job, you can add it to your resume.

You can even download the Google Docs app on a tablet or mobile device for more flexibility.

Now, it’s your turn: open Google Drive, search for your resume, open the file, and start editing.

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Open Your Resume from Drive

Practice opening your resume from Google Drive so you can complete the final steps of building your resume.

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Make a Copy of Your Resume

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Write a Summary Statement

Add a summary statement to your resume.

Save Your Resume as a PDF File

Save your resume as a PDF file so it’s ready to send to an employer.


Choose one of the videos to extend the skills you learned to continue building a resume.