ECE312 Week 4 – Journal Resume

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ECE312 Week 4 – Journal Resume


Week 4 – Journal


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In an ever-increasing competitive job market, a strong resume is a crucial component in any successful job search. Your resume serves as your personal marketing document and your first impression to prospective employers. Your resume is a one-of-a-kind, quick, and easy reference for an employer that proves you are the perfect candidate for the position you are applying for. To create a strong resume, you must first identify the message you want the reader to receive, and then determine the skills and qualifications you would like to highlight on your resume. What you highlight is generally based on the position you are applying for.

For this journal, you will explore the components of a strong resume, reflect on your own career goals, and assess what action steps you can take to build your resume or to make your resume stronger.

To prepare for your journal,

In your journal, complete all of the following tasks.

  • List your career goal and the three to five key skills or qualifications that make you a strong candidate for the career or position you are interested in.
  • Describe what sections of your resume you feel are the strongest and best highlight your qualifications and why.
  • Share three specific changes you made to your resume that helped to emphasize your selected skills or qualifications. If you build a new resume, list three things you put on your resume that emphasizes your selected skills or qualifications.
  • Attach your resume.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your journal entries.