How to write a resume

Video Chapters 

• What is the purpose of a resume?

• The contact info section of a resume

• The education and top skills section of a resume

• The experience section of a resume

• Formatting your resume

• What NOT to include in your resume

About this lesson

While job searching you’ll want to develop a draft resume that you can modify for specific jobs. It’s important that you have a master resume document, then TAILOR each and every resume you submit to a job posting based on that specific role and company. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to create a draft master resume with the appropriate sections, how to format your resume, and what NOT to include in your resume. Remember, the resume you create from this lesson will need to be tailored to specific job postings.

Workbook Activities

This lesson covers pages 12-15 in the Finding and Applying to Jobs Deep Dive Workbook. You can also use the Take Notes widget to complete these activities. 


1. Draft a resume in response to a job advertisement of interest. Use the guidelines from this lesson to ensure you are including all the relevant and important information in each section of your resume.


2. Refer to the checklist in your workbook and review your resume. Make any changes necessary to ensure you have accurately tailored your resume to help make your resume stand out.

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