How to Write Your First Resume

How to Write Your First Resume is a special education activity designed for teens and young adults to improve their career exploration skills. This step-by-step employment skills resource uses clear and simple language to showcase their education, skills, certifications, internships, interests, and volunteer work to stand out from other job applicants. This interactive vocational skills activity will engage your students with age-appropriate graphics, relatable dialog, and real-world scenarios.

Number of Pages: 50   File Format: PDF (color and black-and-white)  Grade Levels: 10th – 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool



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  • This career exploration activity teaches students how to create a professional resume highlighting their potential to contribute to the workforce.
  • In this resource, students will learn how to use their resumes to showcase their education, relevant coursework, skills, certifications, internships, interests, and volunteer experience and stand out from other applicants.
  • Students will learn how to arrange their resumes to show how they meet the job qualifications, even if they lack work experience.
  • This step-by-step employment activity covers how to write an effective Objective statement and includes five sample resumes for various entry-level positions.
  • 144 Multiple-choice reading comprehension questions (answers included).
  • This activity can be part of a comprehensive career exploration curriculum or a standalone aid.
  • This life skills activity contains step-by-step instructions, reading comprehension questions to reinforce learning and collect data, an answer key, age-appropriate graphics, real-world examples, and ideas for implementation.
Why Use

This resource is designed to help teens and adults develop independent living skills in various settings, such as home, school, work, or the community.

Intended User

This life skills resource can be used by parents, caregivers, special education teachers, therapists, clinicians, and coaches to promote independence in teens and adults.

Where to Use

This life skills resource is ideal for middle and high schools, at-home learning, life skills programs, one-on-one therapy, adult transition programs, social skills groups, adult day centers, and autism life skill centers.


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Adulting Life Skills Resources Career Exploration Special Education activity for high school students covering How to Write a First Resume.How to Write Your First Resume
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