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Assignment Directions

In this assignment students will create an entry-level resume promoting current skills and qualifications. Students will then use this resume to simulate applying for a job opportunity. The directions for the assignment are as follows:

  • Prepare a resume highlighting your current skills, employment experience, educational background and transferrable skills you possess to date.

The final resume resume must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be typed and labeled with a professional file name
  • Spelling, punctuation, grammar used correctly and is free of both grammatical and spelling errors
  • The format must be easy to read, clear, concise, neat, and spaced evenly including consistent font size between 10-12 throughout the document
  • Document is neat and skills and abilities are easily understood
  • Limit of one to two pages
  • Must include name, address, phone, and/or email address
  • Include bold headings/sections that are appropriate; including at a minimum ObjectiveEducation, Work Experience/Employment,
  • Use action words (verbs) to describe accomplishments.
  • Must include relevant skills and abilities supported by examples of work experience
  • Word choice is well developed by using correct phrases

Assignment Grading Rubric

Quality Meets Minimal Standards Does Not Meet Minimal Standards
Format Uses 1 page;

Sections are spaced evenly

Headings are bolded and capitalized

Content indented under headings

Uses size 10 to12 font, but only one font size used

Exceeds 1-2 pages

Sections poorly spaced

Headings do not stand out

Content not indented under headings

Use of boxes, graphics, shading

Template used

Heading Name, address, phone, email included in three lines Incomplete information
Resume Sections Includes: Heading, Objective, Education, Skills/Abilities, Work and/or Volunteer exp. Not all required sections listed
Content Appropriate personal information

Relevant skills/abilities supported by examples of experience

Complete Work and/or Volunteer exp.

Personal information includes age,

SS #, height, weight, religion

Incomplete Work/Volunteer exp. info





Uses correct spelling , punctuation and grammar, nouns are capitalized More than 3 errors



Word Choice Used correct phrases but word choice need development Refers to self as “I” or “Me”

Uses full sentences

Print/Email Professionally named and titled resume correctly, and has a professional email address Extra blank page attached

Saved with unprofessional title

Documents not attached correctly

Came from unprofessional email address