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					How to Write a Resume


      Mrs. Frnka
      English IV
Page Setup
 Set margins to 1”
 Choose either Arial or Times New Roman
 Size 12 font is best, but 10 will work
  especially if you are able to fit everything onto
  one page.
 Try to keep everything on 1 page
 Bold your headings, but do not make them
  larger than the normal font.
Identification
 Centered at the top of your page
 First and Last Name – typed in all caps (you
  may bold)
 Address with city, state, and zip code
 Telephone number home or cell
 Email (if you have one)
Objective
 Set margins to the left
 Type the word OBJECTIVE in all caps (you
  may bold)
 Tab once
 State the position you are seeking and what
  your plans are
Skills
 Continue on the left margin
 Type SKILLS in all caps
 Tab once
 Using “key words” list and describe in brief
  detail your skills
 It is helpful to use bullets.
Qualifications
 Continue on left margin
 Type QUALIFICATIONS in all caps
 Tab once
 Write a summary (try to limit it to 3 lines) of
  your skills, education, experience
 You may or may not need this piece based
  on your work or volunteer history
Education
 Continue on left margin
 Type EDUCATION in all caps
 Tab once
 Type William B. Travis High School,
  Richmond, TX, anticipated graduation 6 June
  2009
 You can include your GPA and academic
  honors here
    Experience
 Continue on left margin
 If you have work experience list this before your education
 Type EXPERIENCE in all caps
 Tab once
 Beginning with your most recent job
 Include your position, the name of the company, and your
  employment dates.
 Enter
 Tab twice (you want to indent your job description)
 Summarize your responsibilities in each job using key words.
Extra- Curricular or Community
Activities
 Continue on left margin
 You will only need this section if you do not
  have work experience or if your activities
  relate to the job you are seeking.
 Type EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES in
  all caps
 Tab
 Begin at most recent and include the same
  information you would for work experience
Special Categories
 Continue on left margin
 Use especially if applying for a bi-lingual job
  (languages)
 Type LANGUAGES in all caps
 Tab once
 Type your languages
 Use bullets if you speak more than one
Interests and Hobbies
 Continue on left margin
 You may use this especially if it coincides
  with the job you are seeking
 Type INTERESTS in all caps
 Tab once
 List your interests using bullets
References
 Continue on left margin
 Type REFERENCES in all caps then type
  “available upon request”
Check Twice
 Check for grammar errors
 Spelling problems
 Make sure your key words match the job
  description
CONGRATULATIONS
 You have successfully written your own
  resume. You should feel proud. Now go out
  there and use it for a job, a scholarship, to
  apply to a college. YEAH!

				
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