- Introduce the Resume Unit with a definition:
"A Resume is a 1-2 page outline of your,
Education, Work Experience, and Hobbies and Interests".
- *Using a word processing template and some guidance, each student
should be able to design a professional looking resume. Lack of work
experience can be compensated for by including vocational education
classes, specific work related skills and behaviors and the students
interests and personal accomplishments
- Present Chronological and Skills based resume and discuss
- Preparing a Resume Guide -pass out for students to use as
a reference in their personal resume writing. The following material
was on this sheet.
- The Resume Handbook For High School Students
- Preparing a Resume
- A resume is a job hunting tool: a personal catalog of your job qualifications
and accomplishments. It does this by presenting the following information
attractively and systematically.
- Who you are- previous work experience & responsibilities.
- What you know- education and training.
- What kind of job you want- your career objective.
- Why you should be hired- what you can do for an employer.
- Resume Do's
- Use white or off-white paper, not colored.
- Limit your resume to one page, two if you have extensive experience
- CAPITALIZE major headings
- Double space between sections, single space between lines
- Be honest, do not exaggerate your experience or skills
- Correct all spelling errors- have 2 different people check
it for errors.
- If it looks sloppy - redo it!
- Resume Don'ts
- Do not date your resume- keep it current.
- Do not include your religious or political organization membership
- Do not mention salary- discuss this subject in the interview
- Do not include a photo with your resume
- Do not include birth date, social security number, height,
weight, or marital status
- Do not give reasons for leaving past jobs
- Do not include every last detail of your life.
- Use guidelines, and an outline of resume headings (
name/address/phone #), job goal, education, work experience, achievements,
hobbies/ interest, and references).
- Consult with staff (their job "coaches") as needed to get
details of their jobs that they were not able to communicate effectively.
- Assist the students with organizing the material into
categories and paraphrasing the information. Stress the use of
adjectives and action works in describing their work skills.
- Help students choose appropriate hobbies/interests for their
- Take the personal information off of the resumes and replaced it
with name/address/phone, and displayed them on the bulletin board.
This way other students and staff could try to guess who they belonged
- WRAP UP ACTIVITY
- Instead of a post test, students take their finished resume and the
Preparing a Resume worksheet, go through each item on the worksheet
by comparing it to the finished resume and checking off each item if
it has been done correctly. Any corrections that need to be made can
be done now. Print copies of the resumes, place in a page protector
and store in the students notebooks. Keep the original in on disk for
and How to find jobs:
The Job Search- NHES- New Hampshire Employment Security
The Application- NHES
Preparing Resumes and Cover Letters -NHES
The Interview- NHES
Steps to Success
NH Works Job Match System
It's Interview Time