Module 10: Resume Builder

Prerequisites

Students have completed Modules 1 to 8 and attended/booked two appointments with their college career practitioner.

Indicators of Learning 

At the end of this unit students will have:

  • Researched and completed a resume
  • Printed their resume 
  • Completed their reflection
  • Made an appointment with the career practitioner to discuss their resume/e-portfolio and transition plan.

Lesson Delivery

Introduction

The resume/e-portfolio is a record of your work history, skills/capabilities and experience and achievements over the last 3 to 5 years. Employers spend no more than 20 seconds looking at each resume – so it needs to make an instant impact! Customise your resume every time you apply for a job.

Pathways Planning Learning
  • Research resume formats online. Select one that best meets the needs of your employer. Look at https://www.jobjumpstart.gov.au/article/build-your-basic-resume
  • Use Google sites to create your own personal e-portfolio. Refer to e-portfolio resource sheet provided 
  • Make an appointment with your career practitioner to discuss your transition plan and your resume/e-portfolio
  • Have you included evidence of how you have demonstrated general capabilities on your resume? 
  • Review Module 10 in Pathways Planning and add any new capabilities. These may include:
  • Information and Communication Technology Capabilities
  • Critical and Creative Thinking Capabilities
  • Personal and Social Capabilities
  • Take your resume/e-portfolio and show it to your career practitioner at the appointment
  • Go back to your Career Action Plan in Module 3. Did you finish your goals? If so, return to Module 3 and mark the goals successfully completed.

Reflection

What new knowledge do you have? What new understanding have you developed? Ensure you speak to your career practitioner and have points added for the hours you worked on Pathways Planning. Did you return to Module 3 and mark the goals you successfully achieved? Well done, stay focused on the journey. The destination might change!!!!.... And that’s fine!