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Create a Resume

How to Create Your Resume

(using Indiana Career Explorer)

Step 1 - Sign in to Indiana Career Explorer

Step 2 - Scroll down and click on My Job Search Tools

Step 3 - Click on My Resumes

Step 4 - A resume page should open up. If at any time you would like to preview, download, print, copy, or trash this resume, you may do so by clicking the corresponding green buttons found at the top of the page.

Step 5 - Type in a title for your resume in the box labeled “Resume Name”

Step 6 - Next, scroll down to Resume Preferences and choose your format and style preferences

Step 7 - Next, under “Your Information”, type in your full name, email address, and phone number.

Step 8 - Check the box if you would like your address to appear on your resume, then type in your address in the text area below

Step 9 - Next, scroll down and add the summary section to your resume by clicking “+Add”.

Step 10 - Type an explanation of your qualifications or recent work experience, describe your best attributes and help potential employers understand your strengths in the box, then click “Save Summary” when finished

Step 11 - Click the green button that is labeled “Add Another Section”

Step 12 - Next, click the “+Add” button under Work Experience

Step 13 - Type in the company name and your title at your previous employment

Step 14 - Type in the the location, your start date, end date (click the small box if you are still currently employed there), and work duties at your previous job. Then click “Save Work Experience” when you are completed.

Step 15 -  If you would like to add more work experience to your resume, click “+Add Additional Experience”. Then, repeat the same process for listing work experience. When you are completed listing your work experience, click “Save Work Experience” and then click “Add Another Section”

Step 16 - Add an education section to the resume by clicking the “+Add” button under Education

Step 17 - Type in the school name of your education, then use the drop-down menu to select the type of degree you earned. Next, type in your major(s), start date, and end date of this education (click the small box next to End Date if you are currently studying there. Finally, click “Save Education”.

Step 18 - If you would like to add more education to your resume, click “+Add Additional Education”. Then, repeat the same process for listing education. When you are completed listing your education, click “Save Education” and then click “Add Another Section”

Step 19 - Add a skills section by clicking the “+Add” button under Skills.

Step 20 - Type in a skill and the description of that skill in the corresponding boxes. When you are completed, click “Save Skill”.

Step 21 - If you would like to add more skills, press the “+Add Additional Skill” button and repeat the same process for listing a skill. When you have listed all the skills you would like, click “Add Another Section”

Step 22 - To add certifications to your resume, click the “+Add” button under certifications

Step 23 - Type the certification name, certification authority, license number, certification URL, start date, and end date of the certification (or click the small button beside End Date if the certification does not expire). When completed, click “Save Certification”.

Step 24 - If you would like to add more certifications, click “+Add Another Certification” and repeat the same process until you have listed all the certifications that you would like. Then click “Add Another Section”

Step 25 - To add a known language to your resume, click the “+Add” button under Languages

Step 26 - Type in which language you know and use the drop down menu to choose which proficiency level you are at with that language. When completed, click “Save Language”

Step 27 - If you would like to add more known languages, click “+Add Another Language” and repeat the same process for listing known languages. When you are completed listing the languages, click “Add Another Section”

Step 28 -  To add an honor or award to your resume, click the “+Add” button under Honors and Awards.

Step 29 - Type the title, the giver of the honor or award, the URL, the country (using the drop down box), the date you received the honor or award, and a description of the honor or award in the corresponding boxes. Then, click “Save Honor or Award” when completed.

Step 30 - To add another honor or award to your resume, click “+Add Another Award”. Then, repeat the same process of adding honors or awards to your resume. When you are completed adding honors or awards, click “Add Another Section”

Step 31 - To add an organization to your resume, click the “+Add” button under Organizations

Step 32 - Type the organization, positions you held, the start date, the end date (check the small box if you are still working with the organization), and additional notes in the corresponding boxes. When you are completed, click “Save Organization”.

Step 33 - If you would like to add more organizations to your resume, click “+Add Another Organization” and repeat the same process for listing organizations.

Step 34 - If you are completely finished with your resume, click the “Save” button at the bottom of the page.

Step 35 - You will be taken to the top of the page, where you can preview how your resume looks, download your resume as a PDF or RTF file, print your resume, or copy your resume. Congratulations, you have completed your resume!

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