5.2.4 Creating a CV/Resume

Activity 5.4: Creating a CV/Resume

Timing: Allow about 40 minutes for this part of the challenge.

This is a required activity for Challenge 6: The CV/Resume Challenge.

This part of the CV/Resume Challenge guides you through writing your own CV/resume. We have supplied some dummy text that you should copy and paste into the space provided, adding personal information that you think will create a strong CV/resume. Here’s what you should do:

  • Create a resume header: Here you give your name and contact details. Make sure that these are accurate and up-to-date, and that you check your email on a regular basis.
  • Create a career objective: Your career objective should say in one or two short sentences what type of job you desire and in what sort of organization or industry. You should also state what you would enjoy about what you want to do.
  • Add work experience: Start with the most recent job or the one you are have currently, and then, working backwards, list previous jobs. Fill in the details for each position and show what you did and what skills you used. (For example, write “Demonstated excellent communication skills with customers” rather than “We communicated well with customers.”) Remember to include relevant part-time and full-time work, and summer jobs. Volunteering can go under “Additional information.”
  • Add education: List high schools and colleges, and any relevant educational programs, starting with the most recent. If you have been to college, you do not need to include high school.    
  • Additional information: Include any additional information that you think is relevant. Don’t be tempted to add information simply to bolster your resume—it has to be relevant and show how you would add value. You might also want to add that you can make references available on request (but don’t include the names of your references on your resume).

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The next activity is the final part of this challenge.

5.2.3 The Playroom Attendant’s Resume

5.2.5 Reflecting on the CV/Resume Challenge