Begin work on a "Master CV" from which you'll be able to craft custom resumes and cover letters for future job applications — both for a future assignment and for real life.
In this, you should include everything that might remotely be useful as evidence of skill in any future endeavor.
I will use the phrase "almost-complete" sentences below; this refers to past-tense sentences that omit the I, because it's always going to be I (unless it's we), e.g.
-"Reviewed and monitored company email"
-"Led social media management team"
This includes, but is absolutely not limited to:
For college and later, provide, to the best of your ability, including dates where useful/appropriate:
- Major (and/or minor and/or certificates, etc.)
- All Coursework (Yes, I mean literally list all of the classes)
- Honors, Awards and Achievements (Explain with a sentence or two if it is not readily discernible what they are, e.g. "The L'Carpetron Dookmarriot Award for Excellence" doesn't tell me much by itself)
- Sports (include leadership titles)
- Clubs (ditto - and NOTE: if you can, use the below "Work/Service/Leadership" format as well)
You *may* include high school or equivalent experience as well, if outstanding and/or relevant. For now, if in doubt, put it in.
"Narratives" are a bit more important below in "Work Experience," but if they are appropriate here, put them in.
Work / Service / Leadership experience:
Include all instances of paid and unpaid work (e.g. volunteer work, organizations, military experience) Describe each work experience in detail, by doing the following for each.
- "Official" Responsibilities
- Skills and competencies (for now, use "almost-complete" sentences, unless it is obvious and concrete, e.g. "Microsoft Certification")
- Experiences - ("almost-complete" sentences here as well)
- In parentheses, include at least one "narrative example," i.e. tell a short story of something you did well.
Samples / Portfolio Content
Please provide the above in REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL order, which is usually the order of importance.
Pay close attention here: You will turn in your Master CV to me, as one file, in either PLAINTEXT or MARKDOWN or RAW "ZIM" text. Either way, I should be able to open it in NOTEPAD, etc. and it should look fine. This means DO NOT turn it in as a docx, or odt, or pdf, etc. Not even html.
If you have composed this in a tool like Microsoft Word, check to ensure you don't have any odd newline or special character issues.
A C grade will be awarded to submissions that contain all the basic information as required above.
A B grade will be awarded to submissions that meet C grade requirements, and that include clear, legible, understandable "Experience" and "Narrative" sections.
An A will be awarded to submissions that meet B grade requirements, and that include well-written, impressive "Experience" and "Narrative" sections that both carry the proper denotation (accurate information) and connotation (they appear to come from a professional source.)
REMEMBER — you will have at least one opportunity to revise your work to move your grade upward.