Looking for resources to help you develop your resume? Here are some options to help you get started!
(This page was created in collaboration with Ms. Gilda Garrido, Job Readiness Instructor)First, begin by organizing your work history in chronological order - you can use this Master Application Template to get your whole work history together in one document!
Then, check out some of these resume templates to get an idea of format and wording:resume templates inside Microsoft Word.)
Use O*NET OnLine to review sample text for job tasks, skills & knowledge that can help you list your qualifications and experience on your own resume. (Do a "Quick Search" of your former job titles and review some of O*NET's summary reports.)Check out CareerOneStop's Resume Guide - includes a bunch of helpful tips and lots of additional resume samples to look through.
The California Career Center's My Stuff Job Central also has a website that can automatically help you create and format a resume!
And, there's additional resume guidance in the Job Preparation section of CaliforniaColleges.eduOr, what about some of these resume books?
- 30 Minute Resume Makeover by Louise Kursmark
- The Only Resume and Cover Letter Book You'll Ever Need by Richard Walsh
- Same-Day Resume: Write an Effective Resume in an Hour by Louise Kursmark
Want even more help from a teacher? Here you go!