Writing a Mini Resume Worksheet

Category: Job Search Writing – Types of Resumes

Answer questions, and do exercises on this Mini-Resume Worksheet to help understand what to include in this resume format. Practice identifying your own skills, accomplishments and qualifications to improve your job writing skills.

Writing a Mini Resume

Instructions

For each of the exercises below, complete the instruction given.

  • Can you think of at least three situations where having a mini-resume is to your advantage?

  • Would you include a list of your community involvements on a mini-resume? Why or why not?

  • Should you write skills that you do not possess or embellish those you do on a mini-resume? Why or why not?

  • If you have a list of 10 skills, 10 accomplishments and 10 qualifications you could pick from to include on a mini-resume, how would you select which ones to choose?

  • Write the information below that you would include on the front of a mini-resume for yourself.

  • Make a list of five skills, five accomplishments and five qualifications as they relate to your experience.

  • Pick your top three skills, and explain why they are part of your top three.

  • Pick your top three accomplishments, and explain why they are part of your top three.

  • Pick your top three qualifications, and explain why they are part of your top three.

  • From the lists you created in #7, #8 and #9, pick the your three top choices for information to include on your resume by selecting one skill, one accomplishment and one qualification.