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RESUME. What is a resume? A summary sheet of your experiences and accomplishments. Your resume helps potential employers decide if they would like to hire you. A resume is a great way to show off your knowledge, education, experience and talents.

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What is a resume? A summary sheet of your experiences and accomplishments. Your resume helps potential employers decide if they would like to hire you.

a resume is a great way to show off your knowledge education experience and talents
A resume is a great way to show off your knowledge, education, experience and talents.

It is perfectly okay to “brag” about yourself on your resume!

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Don’t worry – experience comes from many different places. Think hard: you’ll find something to help you stand out!

Volunteer

Work

Clubs

Classes

Responsibilities at home

Sports

step 1 brainstorm
STEP 1: Brainstorm

Using the Resume Worksheet your Advisement Teacher will give you, brainstorm a list of experiences/accomplishments:

  • Paid or unpaid jobs

(*Don’t forget babysitting, mowing the

grass, etc.)

  • Volunteer experiences
  • Clubs
  • Sports
  • Extra-curricular Activities
  • Any special classes you are

proud of

  • Awards or recognitions

(*Don’t forget Student of the

Week, Golden Warrior Awards, etc.)

No matter where I was or what I was doing (even in the snow) I Walked like a Warrior (2013-2014)

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STEP 2: Get specific

For each item you’ve listed, briefly describe what you did and the date(s)

Jobs:

  • Lawn Maintenance

Hired to cut grass and trim hedges for several neighbors (2011-2014)

  • Babysitting

Cared for three children after school each day

(2010-2011)

Awards:

  • Wando High School Golden Warrior Award Recipient

Recognized by my teachers for oo“Walking the Warrior Way”

oo(November 2012& May 2013)

EXAMPLE

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Once you’ve organized your accomplishments and credentials, it’s time to create your resume. Format is important:
  • One inch margins
  • Times New Roman size 12 font
  • One page max
  • Clear headings
  • Clear bullet points
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
need help writing your resume before the wando job fair on february 20th
Need help writing your resume before the Wando Job Fair on February 20th?

Resume Workshops will be held in the Palmetto Room on February 18th & 19th during all lunches. Some incredible volunteers are coming to help YOU stand out! *Bring your completed Resume Worksheet with you.

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Whether you plan to attend the Wando Job Fair or not, writing your resume is a SUPER way to get organized!

Still have questions about how to write your resume? Ask your Advisement or English teacher for help – they will help you in a FLASH!