The goal is to help you create an updated general document that can be easily modified in the future. Over the next few weeks, you’ll learn why it is important to customize your resume to meet an employer’s job description. This requires that you have a solid general template to work from. Your General Resume is due by the end of week 1.
You can either upload your updated resume (after reading/incorporating information from this week’s readings) or you can build a new resume using UMUC’s general resume builder or templates. Note that UMUC uses templates that are considered best practice in the career services field.
You should create a resume with a specific job or career field in mind. You’ve done the research in weeks 1 & 2 on skills that you need and need to showcase, and you’ve read how to write your resume (active verbs, etc.). SO now put it together in your resume.
Option 1: Create a new general resume (or copy your existing resume into a UMUC resume template).
- Choose a template to download based on your career from the attachments provided below.
- Complete the general resume by entering your information into the placeholders.
- Save as a .doc or .docx AND also as a PDF using this naming convention: Firstname_Lastname_Year_Resume.docx (or .pdf). For example, Mary_Smith_2018_Resume.docx.
Option 2: Upload an existing general resume or copy your existing resume into a UMUC resume template.
- Make changes to your current resume by incorporating information from this week’s readings, videos, skills assessment, and resume format document.