Ashford 5: – Week 4 – Journal

Developing a Strong Resume

Many people fear the resume writing process. Part of that fear stems from the fact that some people do not believe their experience is extensive enough or valuable. Fear no more! The work you have done and will continue to do is both meaningful and useful. Resume building can be fun and engaging if you believe that you are ready to meet the challenge and engage in the next professional step in your life. Creating 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. To create a strong resume, you must first identify the message you want the reader to receive and determine the skills and qualifications you would like to highlight on your resume. What you highlight is generally based on the position to which you would like to apply.

For this journal, you will create a resume using the free resource listed below or you may use a resume building program of your choice. Next, you will reflect on your own career goals and ways in which you plan to utilize the degree you are currently pursuing. Be sure to share any remaining concerns you may have about the resume writing process.  

To prepare for your journal:
Create your resume by downloading this free resume builder software or using the software of your choice

 Reflect on your ideal position and list your career goals 

 Identify three to five key skills or qualifications that make you a strong candidate for this career 

 Discuss any remaining fears you may have about the resume writing process and or job-related experience 

 Submit your resume to the course drop box so that your instructor can view your resume and provide feedback.