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How to Write a Résumé

From blank page to dream job.

No matter what your dream job is—and we're talking anything from A-list celebrity to personal assistant to a Smurf—you need a résumé to get it.

It's a daunting task, we know, but this course will walk you through the process step by step until you have glitzy, glammy, and most important, you-y résumé. 

Course Breakdown

Unit 1. How to Write a Résumé

These lessons will take you through the résumé-writing process, from blank page to job offer. (Fingers crossed on that last one.)

Sample Lesson - Introduction

Lesson 1: Info Dump

    Gulp. (Source)

You're staring at your computer screen, and you swear—swear—it has started staring back at you. It knows you're about a write a résumé, and it wants to make you as uncomfortable as possible:

You have nothing to fill this blank page with…
You're not going to get the job anyway…
Maybe you should just go watch TV instead…

Yeah, our computer screen can be a little nasty.

But there's a silver lining, Shmoopers: you can write a résumé while watching TV. Believe us, we've done it.

So before that blank page comes at you with a weapon and a vengeance, let's start spilling some ink. You have to start somewhere, and we here at Shmoop are all about non-judgmental brainstorming, so let's get to it.

  • Course Length: 1 week
  • Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12, College
  • Course Type: Short Course
  • Category:
    • Business and Career Preparation
    • Life Skills
    • High School
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