A resume is a required component for all VPS 11th grade students as part of the High School and Beyond Plan. (After constructing your resume, you will need to upload it to your Xello portfolio.)

It’s also often an important part of getting a job. A resume can introduce you to a potential employer by summarizing your professional history and qualifications. A resume alone won’t get you a job, but it might get you an interview.

Key components

  • Heading
  • Objective
  • Education
  • Skills
  • Experience
  • References—in resume or as an addendum

Stay tuned for future parts of this series where we delve into these components.

This series was adapted from information developed by Heather O’Loughlin from ASU and Dr. William Blank from UCF.