Career Preparation // Resume Writing
Resume Peer Review

This activity allows students to draft their resume and exchange them with peers for feedback.

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  • Work on your resume and produce a good first draft.  
  • Read the Resume Peer Review and Criteria for Evaluating a Resume handouts. Exchange your resume with a partner and complete the assessment for each other.
  • Revise your resume based on your partner's feedback.
Teacher Notes

Have pairs of students exchange their resumes, take the role of potential employers, and complete the checklist. Then each pair should discuss their review.

Assessment Notes

Complete worksheet

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