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Writing a Resume

Writing a Resume

Author: Jessica Macias

American School Counseling Association (ASCA) National Standard: Under the Career Development standard, students will Develop Employment Readiness(C:A2) to learn how to write a resume (C:A2:6).

Once all 12th grade students have completed my assignment, they will be able to write a professional resume.

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Don't settle until you find your Passion.

“If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.”
Steve Jobs


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Why is a Resume Important?

  1. Majority of job applications are completed online, therefore, your resume is the first impression the employer receives of who you are.
  2. You market yourself.
  3. Opportunity to promote your accomplishments & achievements.
  4. Required by competitive universities & colleges.
  5. Goal oriented and career objective.



Resume Mistakes

These are a few examples on what NOT to do when writing your Resume and when you have an Interview.

Source: Top 10 Most Foolish Resume Mistakes That Could Cost You Your Job. (n.d.). Retrieved February 9, 2015, from

Resume Example's

Next is an example of my Resume. Please do not copy any of the information as I know most of you have not reached the amount of experience as I have. You'll get there (:

My Resume is in the format your resume needs to be in.


Click HERE to view a High School student resume example. This resume is only for you to understand the type of information I assume your resume will have. Do not use the format of this High School resume. In a moment you will see the assignment for writing your resume.

Resume- Macias, Jessica J.



After this section, you will view the assignment.


  1. Please remember to read and follow each step in order.
  2. Don't skip a step.
  3. Open Microsoft Word and save the document with the file name format as " Resume- Last Name, First Name (Middle Initial)". Mine would read as 'Resume- Macias, Jessica J.'
  4. Begin with Step 1 and move forward from there.
  5. Click Save often!
  6. Once you have completed all the steps revise the format, grammar, and spelling.
  7. When you're resume is ready send it to my school counselor email with the file name of your document in the Subject box of the email.

Resume Assignment

Here is your resume assignment, good luck! I had to complete this assignment in my undergraduate studies, so please excuse any course info that doesn't pertain to the assignment. If you have any questions please as away(:


More Resume Information

*Side note: If you would like more information on writing a resume and the importance here is a link to a resource.