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Write a Resumé activity

Practice resume writing skills by writing one for a character from a novel.

It can be a challenge to write a resume for yourself. One reason is that you lack perspective.
Another reason is that, over time, you lose track of your all accomplishments.

Develop your resume skills by making one for a fictitious character. Let your imagination go with this project.
A resumé is a positive picture of a person. It should also focus on the job the person is seeking.
For example: Being in youth soccer for 3 years is not relevant to a job providing care to people or animals.

In real life, honesty is critical in a resumé. This exercise is a fiction. You may need to stretch the truth a bit to help a character present a positive image. A behavior, that is good to one person, may be considered bad by another person.

Example: A person who watches lots of sports on TV could be described as: an expert on many sports who has an in depth knowledge of athletic related statistics OR a person of narrow knowledge with limited life experiences, who is obsessed with sports.

Review the information: Resume Writing Tips | Sample Resumés | Resume's appearance

Resumania: Tailor your resume for maximum impact Pittsburgh Post Gazette Now Dec 15, 2008

Job Description - Fast Food Restaurant Manager:

Manager is responsible for setting goals and objectives for the restaurant with a laser like focus on maximizing customer satisfaction. You will: provide training for employees, maintaining excellent operations, assure food safety and workplace safety, evaluate and hire employees, maintain machinery, control inventory and promote sales.

Write a resumé for any character portrayed in the novel.

1. Select a template resumé. Explore the free resume templates that are offered in your word processing software's resources.

AppleWorks - (Open a new document, select the Starting Points menu. Choose the Templates tab.),
iWork, MSWord, Google Docs. or one from the many free resources on the web.

2. Begin by opening the template.

Change the name of the resumé document to the character you are doing using Save As.
Title it the character's initials then resume.

Examples: brresume (Brian Robeson, Hatchet), esresume (Ebenezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol), jmresume (Jo March, Little Women), hgresume ( Hermione Granger, Harry Potter series)

Continue developing the information. Fill in missing information based on what you do know
about the character and facts about time in which the novel is set.

Use at least 10 ten power words.

3. Customize the style of your project.

4. Evaluate your project using this Resume Checklist and Resume Designs and Layouts

5. Proof the project. (It is funy how speling errors and typeos sneak in ta the bets worck. smiling icon)


Conclusion: Present your character's resume to the class. Vote on which character you would hire.


KSAOs are the job-related Knowledges, Skills, Abilities, and Other characteristics that an applicant must have
to perform successfully in the position. National Archives job application advice.

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"When on the brink of complete discouragement, success is discerning that... the line between failure and success is so fine
that often a single extra effort is all that is needed to bring victory out of defeat." Elbert Green Hubbard

Created by Cindy O'Hora, released to public domain December 14, 2008.