Please complete the entire form and use the information you will generate to update your current resume. As you do so, use a Word Processing program such as Microsoft Word because it is easy to edit. PDF is not. Also, DO NOT use templates because they are hard to edit and update. 

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* 1. Please provide the following information about yourself

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* 2. Employers want to see the following skills in a resume. On the list below, please check all the skills you have demonstrated in a past or current job (volunteer or paid) or a class.

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* 3. Please select the two skills above that you feel are your greatest assets and write a sentence or two describing a time when you demonstrated each of those two skills .

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* 4. What software or programs are you familiar with or proficient in? Please check all that apply

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* 5. List at least two skills that you already have (or are familiar with) that are needed in your field of study. If you are not sure, please Google "Resume Keywords for Journalism or, PR or, Advertising or, Communications or, Digital Media, etc." These could include SEO, multimedia communications, event planning, etc.

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* 6. What if any foreign languages do you speak? 

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* 7. Have you traveled abroad? If so, where did you go?

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* 8. List three courses you have taken that are relevant to your field of study. For example, News Reporting, Event Planning, Advertising Campaigns, etc.

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* 9. Describe two school projects in which you participated, which are relevant to what you want to do (a mock PR or advertising campaign? Documentary? Short video? Special interview? Successful event?)  For example,
  • Wrote a feature story about college students becoming vegetarians using broadcast writing style
  • Developed a mock campaign for Dove Soap which included primary and secondary research, re-branding recommendations, and collateral materials. My team won first place in the final presentation to Dove representatives.

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* 10. Describe two accomplishments from past work experience (but do not exaggerate or misrepresent) For example, 
  • Enhanced the customer shopping experience by keeping the store well maintained and organized.
  • Raised over $500 for PAWS Chicago by participating in the 2012 Chicago Marathon
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills when responding to inquiries from the public about services over the phone and in person.



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