Lesson Plan 4
Upon successful completion, students will be able to create a complete resume representing their skills, experience,
and educational background.
CAREER PREPARATION LEARNING RESULTS MET OR PARTIALLY MET:
A.2. Analyze skills and abilities required in a variety of career options and relate them to their own skills and
B.1. Use a career planning process that includes self-assessment, personal development, and a career portfolio as a
way to gain initial entry into the workplace.
B.2. Demonstrate job-seeking skills.
B.3. Assess personal, educational, and career skills that are transferable among various jobs.
Listening, English grammar and composition, business etiquette, keyboarding, editing
Copies of the Maine Career Advantage Career Portfolio.
Copies of handouts: Resume Worksheet, Creating the Effective Resume, Resume Tips and Suggestions, and
Action Verbs to Strengthen Your Resume.
3. Sample Resume and Fill in the Blank Resume Form, if desired.
Five minutes at the end of one class to assign the Resume Worksheet followed by one 45-minute class to discuss
resume structure and formatting. A follow-up class allows students to peer review other resumes.
Instruct students to complete the Resume Worksheet. (Note: You may want to assign this during the previous
class so that students can gather the necessary information.)
2. Ask students if they know what a resume is and how one is used. If some students know what a resume is,
follow-up by seeing what they think should and should not include on a good resume.
3. Hand out Creating the Effective Resume and Resume Tips and Suggestions to students. Walk students through
these guides, making sure that all of the important points are highlighted.
4. At this point, students should be able to start transferring information from their worksheet into a resume.
Stress that content is more