ERIC Number: ED440213
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Getting the Job: How To Write Your Resume. A Resume Writing Workshop.
Frazier, Heather; Cognard-Black, Jennifer
This booklet, which was developed by Ohio State University's community outreach program to meet area residents' needs for custom-tailored writing instruction, is designed for use in a workshop on writing resumes. The booklet begins with an introduction that states the following three basic guidelines for effective resume writing: (1) discovering what kind of jobs fit one's interests and skills; (2) locating job opportunities that match one's interests and skills; and (3) tailoring a resume to fit the qualifications of a particular job. Each of the booklet's remaining four sections discusses one of the following steps in the process of planning and writing a resume: performing a self-analysis; determining interests and skills; identifying jobs; and writing a resume. Each section contains some or all of the following: an introduction that explains why the activity being discussed is important to the process of finding a job; one or more learning activities designed to help workshop participants complete the particular step in the resume-writing process successfully; and supplementary materials to help participants complete the learning activities. Among the learning activities and supplementary materials included are the following: action words for strong resumes; skill words to describe personal traits; mistakes to watch out for; a self-test regarding tips on finding a job; and a sample work record form. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Choice, Career Education, Community Education, Employment Opportunities, Employment Qualifications, Job Applicants, Job Placement, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Marketing, Resumes (Personal), Self Evaluation (Individuals), Technical Writing, Vocabulary, Vocational Interests, Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing.
Note: Supported by an Ohio State University Community Access to Resources and Educational Services (CARES) Issues Seed Grant.