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					1. All About You

   A. Discern Your Skills, Talents, and Abilities (Note: talking to people about yourself, taking some
      assessments, and other self-discovery activities may help you with this section.)
          o What do you do best?
          o What are some of your favorite activities?
          o What does your family brag about you?
          o What types of things do you do for your family?
          o What types of things do you do for your friends?
          o What are your best subjects at school? Why?
          o What awards have you won?
          o What honors have you received?
   B. Education and Training
          o List high school and all training (most recent first)
          o Identify certifications, honors, awards
   C. Experience/Work History
          o List all work experience, paid or not (most recent first)
          o Include any jobs working for family business
          o Include part-time and summer jobs
          o List any entrepreneurial experience and odd jobs

2. Identify Resume Goal and Conduct Research

   A. Job -- research job descriptions, requirements, skills, etc.
   B. Education/Scholarship -- research requirements, values, etc.

3. Associate Yourself to Resume Goal

      Demonstrate abilities, skills, and strengths through specific examples
      Focus on accomplishments
      Use action verbs
      Quantify whenever possible

4. Develop Summary/Profile and Job Objective (Optional, but Recommended)

      Summary should be brief list (up to five) of attributes that make you perfect candidate -- shows
       your unique characteristics
      Summary statements must be supported by material in body of resume
      Job objective should be one short line identifying your goal. (Learn more about job objectives.

5. Assemble Your Resume

   A. Develop resume
         o Name and Contact Information
         o Summary and/or Objective
         o Education and Training
         o Honors and Distinctions/Awards
         o Experience/Work History
         o Skills
         o Activities/Volunteering/Community Service
   B. Spellcheck and proofread
   C. Ask for feedback
Resume Development Worksheet

1. What's the purpose of this resume?

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2. What are some of your unique talents, strengths, and abilities?

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3. What are your educational experiences?

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4. List each work experience, including two to four key attributes of what you accomplished in each job.
Include all work experiences.

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Job #2_________________________________________________
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5. Once you have written a draft of the resume, check off each of these:

___ used action verbs
___ used specific examples
___ used bullets, phrases
___ used reverse chronological order
___ used clean design
___ used research
___ used feedback
___ used spellcheck, proofread

				
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