At the end of this section, you should have a saved, completed copy of the 3 Fs worksheet, found in the V: drive. Read the information below, then move on to the project, using the information you’ve learned.
- Introduction to Resumes
- The Three Fs of Resumes
Introduction to Resumes
A resume is a professional summary of yourself. It allows employers to quickly understand what skills and experiences you bring to their teams. If a resume does not have the information in it employers are looking for, then you may not get an interview. Employers look at resumes for a short amount of time: anywhere between 10-45 seconds. It’s important that your information fit on the front of one page and be intentional.
The Three Fs of Resumes
The function of a resume is to inform the audience about you in order to accomplish something. What you’re trying to accomplish depends on what you’re trying to do. This might include getting a job, getting into college, winning a scholarship, or being selected for an internship. There are many reasons to show people your resume.
Resumes need to look a certain way. This is considered their form. People who read resumes expect them to include specific information, such as your name, address, contact information, education, past jobs, volunteer experience, and special skills. If a resume does not look like a traditional resume, the reader may be confused and think the writer is not educated about writing proper resumes.
- Has a clear purpose that shows why you are writing it
- Is visually appropriate and appealing, or easy to read
- Includes all the necessary information about the writer
- Is grammatically correct with no errors in punctuation or spelling
Project: Analyze the 3 Fs
Read the 2 example resumes and complete the “3 Fs worksheet” examining each. Look at the examples and respond to them. For each F, what do they have? Do you think that’s enough? These files are found in your V: drive. Save a copy to your U: drive.