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Week 4 – Assignment 1
Creating your Resume
Creating a strong resume is a crucial component in any successful job search. Your resume serves as your personal marketing document, and it serves as your first impression to an employer about your skills and qualifications. In order to create a strong resume, you have to first identify what message you want to send with your document.
For this assignment, you will explore the components of a strong resume, reflect on your own career goals, and assess what action steps you can take to make your resume stronger. To prepare your resume,
- Watch the How to Develop a Professional Cover Letter and Resume (Links to an external site.) webinar to help prepare you for creating or updating your resume.
- Login to MyCareer through your Student Portal (Links to an external site.). Revisit your career goal and identify the top 3-5 skills or qualifications that make you a strong candidate for this career/position.
Note: You may choose the position you selected in week 3 discussion 1 for the completion of your resume.
- Visit http://www.ashfordcareerresources.com/marketing-yourself.html (Links to an external site.) to update your existing resume and target the industry/occupation you’re seeking. If you do not have a resume, you may also visit this site for a resume template and other resources to help you create one.
- Your resume should be 1 – 2 pages in length. Submit your completed resume to Waypoint for grading.
Tip: My Career offers tremendous resources beyond the ones mentioned in this course; thus, it is recommended that you browse through them and use the resources, as desired.