Creating Your First Resume is a book that will be used at high school and technical school programs nationwide as well as anyone entering the job market for the first time.
Creating Your First Resume is written in a workbook style with brand new resume samples for each type of entry level and that represent the push toward STEM technical programs to provide training and certifications for high school students. It includes effective material for training in technical programs and high school career classes. It contains fully updated information with recent resume examples and is presented in clear, plain language with directions and suggestions for creating the best resume possible for the job seeker’s experience.
In addition, Creating Your First Resume offers many realistic resume samples that will help students of all paths write a first resume that fits their needs.
Kathryn Troutman lives in Catonsville, MD and is the founder and president of The Resume Place, Inc., a service business located in Baltimore, MD. The Resume Place specializes in writing and designing professional federal and private-sector resumes, as well as coaching and education in the federal hiring process. For the past 40 years, Troutman has managed her professional writing and consulting practice, publishing, and federal career training business. With her team of 20 Certified Federal Resume Writers, The Resume Place advises and writes more than 300 federal resumes per month for military, private industry, and federal clients world-wide.
Internationally recognized as the Federal Resume Guru by federal jobseekers and federal human resources specialists, Troutman created the format and name for the new federal resume that became an accepted standard after the SF 171 form was eliminated in 1995. She is the pioneering designer of the Federal Resume based on her first book, the Federal Resume Guidebook, which already is in the fourth edition.