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Resume Writing

• A resume is a document that summarizes your experience, skills, and other

• It should be formal, professional, and relevant.
• Resumes give potential employers a way to learn about applicants quickly and easily
• A well-crafted resume that highlights your experience will set you apart from the
What to include:
• List the skills that are relevant to your ideal job that you possess
your resume could include any of the following:
o Work Experience or Work History
§ List work history in reverse chronological order, starting with the most
recent position
o Education
§ List your education in reverse chronological order, starting with the
most recent school you attended or relevant course you’ve taken
o Career Objective or Summary
§ one or two sentences near the top of your resume that describe your
desired job

§ a short paragraph that summarizes your experience and key skills

o Professional Skills or Other Skills

§ Creativity
§ Leadership
§ Adaptability
§ Flexibility
§ Positivity
§ Problem-solving
§ Communication
§ Independence
§ Self-motivation
§ Ability to work under pressure
o Activities
§ Think of extracurricular activities, sports, and clubs you have
participated in. Taking a lead role in a school play? You are probably
creative. Playing football? You might be a good team player.
o Hobbies and Interests
§ make a list of hobbies that might be of interest to potential employers
o Achievements, Awards, and Honours
§ mention major achievements and awards you’ve earned at school or
in your activities. Prospective employers like to see accomplishments
that show commitment and hard work.
o References
§ should be someone who can vouch for your knowledge and skills, or
who can confirm your work experience.
§ your teachers, coaches, or former employers can be good references
§ remember that you must ask a person to serve as a reference before
you can list them as one
§ many people simply write “References Available on Request” at the
bottom of their resumes. If you do this, make sure you actually have
those references available in case a prospective employer requests