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The student will construct a brief resume including education, work experience, interests,
and other relevant information.
A resume is a simple one-page document that introduces the hopeful employee to the
prospective employer. Although the format may vary, information that is usually included might may be:
personal information, work experience, education, and references. In this lesson, students examine a
- Define resume. (a brief account of one's work experience and qualifications)
- Ask students to give their ideas of what an employer would want to know about them
before hiring them for a job.
Answers: 1. high school graduate; 2. he has a wide variety of interests and abilities -- is
athletic, musical, probably smart!; 3. probably a favorite teacher, owner of the construction
company he worked for; 4. he was given some responsibility, is able to make repairs; 5. 18
Discussion: Answer any questions about the information Michael included on his resume. Then
go over the following questions.
- Why is it usually important to keep the information on a resume to only one page? (gives a
lot of information in a little space, employers don't have to spend a lot of time reading it)
- Why should a resume be neat and easy to read? (it s the first impression you give of
- Why it is helpful to list the duties you performed on your jobs? (so the employer will know
exactly what you were responsible for)
- Why is it good to include some personal interests and achievements? (this may set you apart from other applicants, shows your strengths)
- What personal information might you include on a resume? (birthday, family information,
phone, address, etc.)
- Collect and display different examples of resumes. Discuss with students what is distinctive
about each. What information is common to them all?
- Have students compose a personal resume. Have them experiment with different styles.
Display them to the class, with permission.
- What are you most proud of that you would include on your resume?
- What references would be most helpful on your resume?
- What are some unique things about you that would set you apart from others on your
Uploaded by: Jessica Soltesz/Kent State University/Deaf Education Major