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1 Writing a Resume You have the DREAM. We have the resources.

2 BASIC LAYOUT There are many online sites that have examples of resume layouts. A quick resume template search would be beneficial. When searching for a layout have in mind that not all of them will fit your need. The layouts may vary from profession, field of study, work specific to student. Make sure you select a layout that applies to the level of experience and education you have.

3 Basic Layout Continued  Name  Address  Email Address  Education  Most recent first.  GPA  Major Extra Curricular Activities Volunteer work/ Community Service Honors and Awards Skills Work Experience (if any)

4 Basic Layout Continued  Include dates for school  Include hours for community service  Include leadership positions for extracurricular activities.  IMPORTANT: Scholarship resumes should describe you in a more straight forwards way than the personal statement. Keep to a list format as much as possible in order to make the resume more readable.

5 FirstName LastName 6 Pine Street, Arlington, VA 12333 Home: 555.555.5555 Cell: 566.486.2222 Email: Education Arlington High School, Arlington, Virginia 2002 – 2006 Experience Sales Associate, The Retail Store June 2005 – Present Maintain and restock inventory. Provide customer service. Operate computerized cash register system. Child Care 2002 - Present Provide child care for several families after school, weekends and during school vacations. Achievements National Honor Society: 2004, 2005, 2006 Academic Honor Roll: 2002 - 2006 Volunteer Experience Big Brother / Big Sisters Arlington Literacy Program Run for Life Interests / Activities Member of Arlington High School Tennis Team Girl Scout Piano Computer Skills Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and Internet Example 1

6 The 20-second Test Try having someone perform the 20-second test on your resume. Simply time your reader for twenty seconds as he or she reads your resume. What all did he/she learn about you? If your reader noticed within 20 seconds what you want the committee to learn about you, then most likely you have created an effective resume. If not, revise your resume by try bolding or moving important information.

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