You (school student) have two things to struggle with when creating your resume or letter of application.
The content of your resume (what to write in it, and where).
- I provide loads of content clues and ideas on this blog. Look for: Resume writing clues, Letter writing clues & Finding your skills
The layout of your resume (making stuff #stay-put on the page).
- I am often surprised to see the strategies that my students employ to force a word into place on a page… usually, the good old space-bar cops a fair hammering.
I must admit, I am a bit of a nerd when it comes to word processing, there are a whole heap of features on Word (Microsoft) that I could rabbit on about – but I won’t.
When I show my students a few simple tricks with Word or Publisher to help them tame the layout of their resume – they look at me in a whole new light. I can see the thoughts flashing through their mind:
"That old bird really knows some random sh#@%!"
My 3 top-secret secrets…
I have THREE secrets for making remarkable looking resumes/documents. AND, they are ever-so-simple! (If you know them already – hats off to you!)
- Know your Styles
- Get aligned
I have created some Youtube clips (below) to unveil my secrets.
Trust me, once you get the hang of what I am about to show you, you will speed up your publishing work and save HEAPS OF TIME! That's gotta be a good thing right?
Know Your STYLES…
NOTE: All word-processing software are similar when it comes to STYLES, you just need to explore yours to find out how it works!
I am really sorry if you know the stuff outlined in this short clip, but I am astonished (quite frequently) at how many of MY students have NO IDEA about the align buttons….
A bit like#hide-n-seek, Show/Hide is fun when you get in the groove… thanks to the guys who produced this (Leadership Matters)…
Are you ready to tackle your own resume? I provide a sample resume here at this post, you are welcome to steal it, change it and style it to suit YOU!