In this video, you will use your brainstorming document
to tailor your resume for 1 specific job application.
Review your brainstorming document again.
Then, click the tab for your resume.
If your resume is no longer open on your computer, open it again from your Google Drive.
First, add text to the “Skills” or “profile” section.
This part of your resume
tells the employer very briefly what your objectives and goals are in your next job.
In the “Skills” section, write a brief paragraph that summarizes your strengths.
You’ll give more details in the “Experience” section.
This is the place for your elevator pitch -- the things you would tell an employer about yourself
if you were both in an elevator and only had a few seconds to convince them you deserve the job.
It should specifically address the skills and qualities needed in the job you’re applying for.
Next, fill out the “Experience” section
with descriptions of the jobs you have held.
These points show employers what you accomplished at your previous jobs.
They also showcase your experience and skills.
Under each job and employment date, make a list of the most important tasks,
accomplishments, or skills that you used or learned at the job.
Or, separate these items with bullet points.
Highlight the text and select Bulleted list.
Each task, accomplishment, or skill
should include an action verb and a specific reference to the job description.
Read over the job description and the words you highlighted for help.
Use words from the job description wherever possible, but make your resume your own.
Don’t just copy and paste phrases from the advertisement.
If you need help thinking of action verbs, check out the list linked on this page.
It is also helpful to check out how other people have tailored their resumes for similar jobs.
Career websites offer sample resumes for all kinds of jobs,
and you can check out real resumes on social networking sites.
Search the internet for resumes and the job you’re applying for.
Then, use similar language in your own resume.
Write 3 or 4 points for each of your jobs,
using specific words from the job description as often as you can.
They don’t have to be perfect.
In the next video, you will revise your resume to make it more persuasive.