PI23 Resumé Module
As you know, one of the primary purposes of Project is to train you in workplace evangelism and a natural first step in that process is actually getting a job. But before you can start applying for jobs meaningfully, you need to create a resume. So we want to help you accomplish before you come to Project will be to create a functional and professional resume. Our prayer is that by being diligent with the time we have between now and the beginning of Project, everyone will be able to find a job within the first 2 weeks of the summer! Watch this brief video from staff member, Kaylee D. and take a look at the tasks below.
Step 1 - Prepare Well
The purpose of this step is to provide you with information to create a resume that will help you get a job this summer and in the future. This module contains things you need to do to start a resume, 2 “adventures” you need to complete, and some helpful information about building a Project Impact resume.
To start the process of creating your resume, open a Google Doc or a Microsoft Word document. We do not recommend that you use Apple Pages as it is not as broadly accepted if you need to submit a digital resume; you need an application that can be used on many platforms. Which ever platform you use, we recommend taking inspiration from templates but not simply copying and pasting a resume someone has already built.
Next we suggest creating a second document to serve as a running list of all jobs and experience you have had. This list should be updated frequently, and it is a place for you to pull out specific things for whatever resume you are building. In addition to job experience, include any leadership roles you have held; programs, clubs, or groups you are a member of; missions trips you have taken; achievements or awards you have received; and any certifications. On this list, you should also include your education experience, what institutions you have studied under, and the dates of attendance. This would also be a good place to include any other relevant skills you have, languages you speak, and other things that might make you an appealing job candidate.
When you build a resume, it is helpful to tailor it to the job you are applying for and make sure you are using keywords and phrases that reflect the values, goals, and objects of the company to which you are applying. This skill is important when you are applying for long-term employment, internships, or more temporary positions like those that you are applying for this summer.
Adventure #1 - Career Services
Now that we've talked through some basic resume principles, we've got 2 adventures for you. Your first is to make time this week to visit your campus' career services by March 12. Even if you already have a resume or job, you too are expected to visit career services. This is for two reasons:
Adventure #2 - Online Preparation
Now that you are back for your adventure, take time to go on a virtual adventure and watch these videos and take notes on resume do’s and don’ts.
You will also notice that there is a video on cover letters. This may not be relevant to all of you; manual labor jobs and most customer service jobs rarely require a cover letter. If you are applying for an office job or a desk job of some sort, you may need to create a cover letter.
Step 2 - Submit a Resume
Now that you have worked through building a resume, visiting career services (if you haven't done that, go actually do it, we're not joking), upload your resume here so staff can look over it and help you continue to refine it.
Please upload a completed resume for staff to review using the link below. Every Project student will need to upload an initial resumé by April 7th. Staff may make some comments on your resumé but you are welcome to begin applying for jobs at any point. We want to help you be as prepared as possible for job hunting this summer and beyond.
We're praying for your process of getting a job this summer!
If you do not have a google account that you can upload from, please email your resumé to firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Impact Resume Upload
Step 3 - Start Applying for Jobs
It's time to start the hunt! You are welcome to begin applying for jobs at any point between now and the summer - however the expectation is that everyone would complete the tasks listed above. Consider a few options for job hunting:
Resumé Building Checklist
Below is a summary of the Resume building instructions and expectations.
Step 1 - Prepare Well
Tips for Building a Professional Resumé
Watch the videos from Kaylee and consider the tips recommended below.