In this video, you will brainstorm ideas for the first sections of your resume.
A resume is a written document that highlights your education, work experience, activities,and skills.
A typical resume includes several sections: Your contact information, Work experience,Education history, Skills and abilities,And activities, awards, and accomplishments.
Begin by typing your contact information, including your email address.
Next, brainstorm two or three work experiences you’ve had. Resume readers want to see whetheryour experience is relevant to the position you are applying for.
If you haven’t had a paying job yet, that’s OK! You can include related experience, suchas volunteer work, community service, regular household chores, or classroom responsibilitieslike taking attendance or participating in a group assignment. Even hobbies -- such aswriting a blog or taking photographs -- could be relevant. Include any role that requiredresponsibility and initiative in your brainstorming document.
For each experience, include the name of the employerthe type of work, the location,dates of employment, and a description of what you did.
Include measurable details about your experience, like:How often you worked How much you accomplished during each shiftOr how many items you completed over the course of the project.
Add two or three experience items to your brainstorming document.
Next, list your education history.
Type the name of your current school. List theschool’s location, the month and year you started,your expected graduation date, and your GPA. Ask your teacher how to findyour GPA if you don’t know it.
If you’re enrolled in an academic pathway or vocational track at school, include thatas well.
If you transferred from another school, add your previous school to your brainstorming document.
Great! Your brainstorming document is off to a strong start. In the next video, youwill brainstorm the final information for your resume: your skills, activities, andawards. Now, it’s your turn:Add your contact information. Brainstorm related work experience,And list your education history.