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.
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.