Create a Resume in Google Docs

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Create a Resume in Google Docs

In this lesson, students watch videos that guide them through using Google Docs to format, write, and design a professional resume. 

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This lesson uses videos to teach critical life and technology skills:


  1. Introduction to Create a Resume in Google Docs
  2. Select a Template and Brainstorm
  3. Add Details to Your Resume
  4. Edit and Format Your Resume
  5. Get Feedback and Submit Your Resume
  6. Create a Resume in Google Docs Wrap-Up
  7. Extension 1: Format the Style of Your Resume
  8. Extension 2: Revise Your Resume for a Specific Audience
  9. Extension 3: Write a Cover Letter
  10. Extension 4: Use Gmail to Request a Letter of Recommendation
  11. Extension 5: Create a Professional Website or Online Portfolio
  12. Extension 6: Share Your Resume to Get Feedback

Life Skills

  • Publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for intended audiences.
  • Demonstrate confidence and self-direction by making independent choices in the selection of resources and information.

Technology Skills

  • Apply advanced formatting and page layout features when appropriate (e.g. columns, templates, and styles)
  • Use menu/toolbar functions (e.g. font/size/style/line spacing, margins) to format, edit and print a document
  • Review, revise, and iterate on work to create high-quality artifacts.
  • Email a document as an attachment
  • Build a website using existing document
  • Share documents, comment, and request feedback

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