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4. Write the First Draft of Your Resume

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In the previous videos, you created a brainstorming document and added information to include in your resume.

In this video, you will write the first draft of your resume by transferring the information from your brainstorming document into a resume template.

Keep in mind: this is just a draft.

It does not have to be perfect!

To begin, open your brainstorming document.

Then, open a new document from a template to view the Template Gallery.

Many documents, such as project proposals, meeting agendas, business letters, and resumes, follow a similar layout or design.

Templates help you save time when you’re writing because they are already formatted with the proper layout.

All you have to do is fill in the appropriate information.

Scroll to the Resume section.

Choose the template you see on screen.

Rename the document “Your Name” and “Resume.”

Next, resize your window and drag your Brainstorm tab out so it is in its own browser window.

Resize the two windows, so you can see both on your screen at the same time.

This makes it easier for you to use the information in your brainstorm to complete your resume.

In the resume template, update your contact information.

Include your name, address, phone number, and email.

To present yourself professionally, use an email address that is easy to read, relatively short, and avoids too many words or symbols unrelated to your name.

Delete the job title.

People applying for a specialized job will usually include this.

Include a title if you like, but it’s not required.

To complete the Skills section, choose a few skills relevant to the position you are applying for.

When your skills match the requirements of the position, you are more likely to grab your resume reader’s attention.

If you don’t have a specific job in mind, use the example in this video.

This business wants applicants with a good work ethic, the ability to work on a team, and a willingness to help others.

Requirements of this job include interacting with the public and following instructions.

Type in the skills that describe your best qualities and align most closely to the job posting.

If you’re applying for a job working in a civic center, for example, your skill “cares about the community” would be a good fit for your resume.

Move on to the next video to complete the first draft.

Now, it’s your own turn: Create a resume from a Google Docs template Name your resume Move your resume to a new window so you can view your brainstorming document and resume at the same time.

And add your contact information and skills.

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Instructions
  1. Create a resume from a Google Docs template.
  2. Name your resume.
  3. Move and resize your brainstorm and resume windows to view both documents at the same time.
  4. Add contact information and skills.