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ERIC Number: ED440213
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Supported by an Ohio State University Community Access to Resources and Educational Services (CARES) Issues Seed Grant.