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1 Preparing Resumes & Student Activity Charts The Academy at Central High Point, NC The Academy at Central High Point, NC Z.Bahta, Fall 2013

2 What is a Resume? A resume is your key to a job Piece of paper that describes your skills and experience First thing an employer will see about you

3 5 Components of a Good Resume Contact Information Name Address Phone Number Objective This is a short statement, usually just one sentence, that explains why you want (and would be perfect for) the job. Example: I am seeking a position that will allow me to serve the community. Education List any education you have attained

4 5 Components of a Good Resume cont Skills and Strengths List your skills and strengths. Even if youve never held a paid job before, you have skills. What are they? When you write about your skills and strengths: Use short bullet points rather than complete sentences. Use action words. Use numbers and percentages to quantify your accomplishments. Mention your technical or computer skills. Experience List any paid or volunteer jobs youve held. Describe each position briefly using bullet points. You can also list extracurricular activities or community service, particularly if these activities highlight a skill or show a level of responsibility or dedication. You can also list academic or community awards youve received.

5 Sample Your Name Address City, State ZIP Phone Objective Part-time position detailing cars for growing local car dealership. Education High School course of study special projects Community College courses taken Special training Red Cross CPR class babysitting certification Experience Summer Job Title Company Name City State Dates of employment Job responsibility/achievement After School Job Title Company Name City State Dates of employment Job responsibility/achievement Significant Volunteer Work Company Name City State Dates of volunteering Job responsibility/achievement Skills Skillset 1 description Skillset 2 description

6 Sample (no work experience) [ FIRST NAME ] [ LAST NAME ] [ ADDRESS ] [ CITY ], [ STATE ] [ ZIP ] [ ] [ PHONE ] OBJECTIVE [ OBJECTIVE ] EDUCATION Completed [ NUMBER ] years at [ HIGH SCHOOL ]. Graduation date: [ DATE ]. [ OTHER DETAILS OF NOTE ] EXPERIENCE [ TITLE/ROLE ], [ LOCATION ] [ DATE RANGE ]. [ DUTIES ] [ TITLE/ROLE ], [ LOCATION ] [ DATE RANGE ]. [ DUTIES ] RELEVANT HIGH SCHOOL STUDIES [ LIST OF CLASSES AND/OR SKILLS ] HONORS, AWARDS, AND MEMBERSHIPS [ HONOR/AWARD/ORGANIZATION ] [ DESCRIPTION ] [ HONOR/AWARD/ORGANIZATION ] [ DESCRIPTION ] [ HONOR/AWARD/ORGANIZATION ] [ DESCRIPTION ]

7 Activity Chart (for college applications) What are readers looking for? Extra-curricular activities within school or community (such as clubs and sports) Community service (through school, clubs, or independent) Employment Leadership (including roles assumed within other activities and employment) Other significant or noteworthy obligations that do not fit in the above categories such as parenting.

8 Things To Remember Treat the activities chart like a resume. Highlight your accomplishments and/or most impressive responsibilities. Fully detail you responsibilities for each activity. Just because you worked in an office doesnt mean the reader knows what you did. Do not make the readers guess! Use action verbs and key words Where appropriate break big commitments into multiple activities. Example: If you played basketball all four years in high school but your senior year you were team captain, list the first three years as basketball and the last year as basketball team captain. Example: If you were involved in an Honor Society and had a couple volunteer projects that were a substantial time commitment and/or you had a leadership role, then make those activities separate entries.

9 Samples More than one way to organize a chart Activity Academic year

10 Activity Type Chart Activity TypeActivityDatesHoursResponsibilities SchoolPresident - Honor Society Sept June hoursLed meetings, established vision, liaison to school admin, help start clubs Adopt-A-Grandparent at nursing home, participated in volunteer activities AthleticsVarsity Basketball Oct March hrs/weekStarting forward, participated in daily practice and scrimmages SchoolTreasurer - Honor Society Sept June hrs/moBudgeted and tracked club resources and fundraisers, worked with school secretary to purchase event and fundraiser supplies SchoolHonor Society Member Feb June hrs/moParticipated in annual food drive, biannual road clean up, set up annual banquet, Adopt-A- Grandparent, other volunteer activities TutorSecondary Language Tutor Jan May hrs/moMet weekly with middle school student to assist with Spanish comprehension and serve as speaking partner VolunteerLibrary book sorter June August hoursShelved and sorted books, helped patrons find items on charts, helped set up weekly guest lectures

11 Academic Year Chart Name of Student: Grade and YearCareer Experiences School, Community, Employment, and Summer Activities Offices Held and Honors Won Grade: 8 Year: Grade: 9 Year: Grade: 10 Year: Grade: 11 Year: Grade: 12 Year: ACTIVITY RECORD - GRADES 8-12

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13 Example Activity Codes: A. School/Family/Community Activities B. Volunteer Service C. Work for Pay Name: Zebib Bahta Activity Code Activity TitleDates From-ToHours per wk/mo Total Hours Description of position, responsibilities, and/or accomplishments. (limit to 3 lines please) AHonor SocietySept June /mo100Served as President, led meetings, established vision, liaison to school admin, help start clubs Adopt-A-Grandparent at nursing home, participated in volunteer activities AVarsity BasketballOct March /wkStarting forward, participated in daily practice and scrimmages BSecondary Language Tutor Jan May hrs/mo Met weekly with middle school student to assist with Spanish comprehension and serve as speaking partner BLibrary book sorterJune August hrs/wk40Shelved and sorted books, helped patrons find items on charts, helped set up weekly guest lectures Activities Chart

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