Kick off the new school year with lessons from our Back to School 2022 collection to help students express themselves, build relationships, and stay organized.

1. Introduction to Create a Resume in Google Docs

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In this lesson, you will create a professional resume.

A "resume" is a valuable tool that can help you apply for jobs, internships, schools, special programs, apprenticeships, and scholarships.

Your resume gives readers a first impression of your background and your qualifications.

Resumes should be error-free, easy to read, and provide a “snapshot” of who you are.

Even if you don’t plan to apply for a job or college right away, organizing your experiences and qualifications in a resume is a useful step to prepare for any future need.

To create your resume, you’ll use a template in Google Docs.

A "template" is a starting point for your document that provides a standard layout, design, and format to guide you in creating your resume.

Even when using a template, your resume will be unique to you.

You will add your own skills, education, and experiences to the template.

Your cultural background and identity as a person means that your resume will reflect the individual strengths you have to offer.

Once you have a draft of your resume, you’ll edit and adjust the format to make it more engaging for potential employers or educators.

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

This lesson will be demonstrated in Google Docs, but you could create a resume in any word processing application.

To complete this lesson, sign into your Google account.

Open a new tab in your browser and go to "" If you do not have a Google account, pause the video and create one.

Next, navigate to Google Docs.

Create a new, blank document.

You will use this document to list your education and work experiences.

So, rename your document “Resume Brainstorm.”

If you’d like, you can use accessibility features within Google Docs, like a screen reader, to make it easier to read.

Click on the links next to this video to learn how to use this and other tools.

Now it’s your turn: Sign into your Google account, create a new, blank document, and title your document “Resume Brainstorm.”


  1. Sign in to your Google account.
  2. Create a new, blank document.
  3. Title the document "Resume Brainstorm."