personal résumé in Microsoft Word

This assignment has many different steps to it. Be sure to check off each one so you know that you accomplished it. You will be creating a personal résumé in Microsoft Word, revising your PowerPoint presentation from Week 5 Discussion, and then zipping these files along with your Excel spreadsheet that you created for Week 4 Project into a compressed folder to upload to the Week 5 Project submission folder.

Your résumé will be based upon résumés in your field that you found for Week 3 Discussion. You will include your experiences no matter how few they are at this time. Include what information you have now and you can keep adding skills and experiences to your résumé as you complete classes and change jobs. Below are tips and criteria to meet as you create your résumé.

Tip: You learned about tables in Week 2. Tables are great for creating résumés. Most of the time borders are turned off on the tables after the résumé is created although sometimes a top or bottom border is turned on to separate categories.

Part I: The Resume

Create your résumé based on the following criteria in Microsoft Word and save it as W5P_Resume_LastName.docx. Remember that the program will automatically add the extension of .docx.

Ensure that the résumé was logically laid out and easily understood

Create categories: create distinct separation and identification of important line-item job skills and experiences using bullets or numbers with appropriate application.

Have content separation: provide a distinguishing feature that separates one line or paragraph from the others.

Modify text: modify default typeface in one line or section and modify the default color or style of a line or section.

Modify text size: modify the default typeface size by changing the points in at least one line on the page

Create an overall professional look to your résumé.

Include a header with your name and include page numbers. In reality, you would only do this if your résumé was more than one page but you are demonstrating your skills in this document.

Part II: The PowerPoint and Zipped Folder

Revise the PowerPoint presentation you created in Week 5 Discussion based on feedback you received in the Week 5 Discussion threads. If no suggestions for improvement were made, try something new on a slide and document that. Make sure that you describe the changes you made in the Notes section of the changed slides. If you had not done so before, compress all graphics.

Create a new folder called W5P_LastName. Put your résumé, your revised PowerPoint file, and your Excel file from Week 4 Project into this folder and “zip” the folder following directions below to upload one file to the Dropbox. This is a handy way to treat multiple files. Once uploaded, be sure to download and unzip your folder to make sure that it contains exactly what you want in it. Sometimes in a rush, students upload empty folders and lose one-fourth of their grade for the class. Don’t let this mistake happen to you!

* To zip the folder on a PC:

Right-click on the main folder (W5P_LastName).

From the drop-down menu select Send To -> Compressed (zipped) Folder

Attach the resulting ZIP file to your response in the classroom.

* To zip the folder on a MAC:

Right-click on the main folder (W5P_LastName).

From the drop-down menu select Compress.

Attach the resulting ZIP file to your response in the classroom.

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