5.2.5 Reflecting on the CV/Resume Challenge

Activity 5.5: Reflecting on the CV/Resume Challenge

Timing: Allow about 10 minutes for this this part of the challenge.

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

It’s terrific that you have reached this final part of this challenge. We hope that you will have gained a better understanding of how a focused and relevant CV or resume can help you market yourself as a potential employee—if one of your goals has been to change career or to gain employment, then knowing how to market yourself can help you meet these goals.

The following three questions guide your reflections on this challenge, but you may find that other thoughts occur to you as you answer these questions. (That’s the amazing thing about writing—it takes your thinking forward in ways you may not expect, opening up creative spaces.) If you find that happening, please do add these thoughts. You should include these in your Learning Journal [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]   under the heading “Reflecting on the CV/Resume Challenge.” Here are the three questions:

  1. A friend asks you what you think are the three most important things about a CV. From your experience of this challenge, which three would say are most important?
  2. What have you realized are your strengths as a result of gathering information for this challenge?
  3. What have you learned about the way you approach learning as a result of completing this challenge?


We hope that you have also found out other things about yourself as a result of your work on this challenge. Finding out about CVs and resumes is an example of learning—so it also provides you with an opportunity to think about your learning and how it helps you reach your personal goals for change.

5.2.4 Creating a CV/Resume

5.3 Assessing Your Qualities, Knowledge, and Skills