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1. Introduction to Create a CV in Google Docs

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Hi, I’m Marielena, I work on Google’s education team and live in Switzerland.

A resume is a valuable tool that can help you apply for jobs, internships, schools and special programs, or scholarships. In this activity, you will create a professional resume. Your resume gives readers a first impression of you and your qualifications.

It should be error-free, easy to read, and effectively provide a “snapshot” of who you are and how you spend your time.

Even if you don’t plan to use a resume right away, organizing your experiences and listing your qualifications are useful steps to prepare for any future need.

To create your resume, you’ll use a Google Docs template. A template is like a guide for building your document.

Templates provide standard layout, design, and formatting elements. They provide a consistent starting point for your projects. But your resume will be unique to you.

You will add your own background, skills, education, and experiences to highlight your individual strengths. Then, you’ll revise your resume to make it even stronger and more interesting to a potential employer or educator.

By the end of this activity, you will be able to select and use a Google Docs Template, format different sections of a document, and download a document as a specific file type to send in an email.

Make sure you are signed into your Google account. If you do not have an account, sign up for one now at

Next, use the Google Apps menu to navigate to Google Drive.

Create a new, blank document.

Title your new document “Resume Brainstorm.”

Then, continue to the next video to begin brainstorming ideas for your resume.

Now it’s your turn: Open a new, blank document in Google Docs. Title your document “Resume Brainstorm.”


  1. Sign in to your Google account.
  2. Open Google Drive.
  3. Create a new, blank document.
  4. Title the document: CV Brainstorm.