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Character Resume: Using either Microsoft Word, creating your own webpage, or using a website like LinkedIn, create a “fake” resume for a fictional person or character of your choice. Add detailed descriptions and make the resume relevant to the character. Resume must include a profile, work history, education, and skills. Locations, job positions, and companies can be made up! Use your creativity! (3.5 stars).

This is a tutorial on how to create a resume using Microsoft Word.

This assignment required me to make a resume for a fictional character,  so I will be showing you all the resume of Katniss Everdeen, from The Hunger Games!

First, I used the application, Microsoft Word, which I already have on my computer. It is a little “W” on my Mac dock.

First, a template-choosing screen comes up called the “Word Document Gallery”. This has a list of templates you can use within the Word document. On the left hand side, you can see there are many things to choose from. There are Calendars, Letters, Fliers, and much more!

I chose the button Resume, in order to create a Resume through Word today.

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Beneath the Resume Category, there are a couple styles to choose from. I stuck with the first option called “Blocks Resume” which is a very simple layout, but it has a little blocks detail that gives it some life, in my opinion.

Of course, you can choose whichever layout you prefer!

To customize it further, you are able to choose a color scheme and fonts. Since I was creating a resume for Katniss Everdeen, I decided to go with an earthy tone color scheme called Inspiration. I stuck with the original fonts of this template.

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Afterwards, I clicked “Choose” at the very right corner. Let’s begin with our resume!

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As you can see, the template already put my name at the top. This is because normally, I would creating a resume for myself to be submitting, but since I am making a fictional one, I change it to Katniss Everdeen.

This is normally easy, but we are dealing with a Word header. This is a property of the template that makes it seem very professional. In order to change anything in this section, you must double click it and close the header once you are finished.

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I filled in the basic information, my address, phone number, and e-mail here, as well.

I decide I do not really like the bright green headers of the words “Summary, Experience, Education, and Skills” so I am going to change the colors of these headers. This is really simple! 

The top of Word Document, under “Font” there are many “A”‘s to choose from. The “A” we want has a colored box underneath of it. This button lets you choose what color you want your words to be. I highlighted the Headers that I wanted to change. I clicked this button and the Automatic color is Black. Hit this. Now the color has changed!

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Of course, if the color scheme you chose is perfect to you, you can leave it as is.

I also want to make the headers Italicized. I use the I under “Font“, beside the B and the U. Again, I highlighted the text Experience, and pressed the I. Now, it is Italicized. This enhances the headers more, in my opinion. You may choose to bold or even underline the headers instead.

Now, I need to change the filled in text that was already there (not sure what language this is?!) and replace it with my information to make my resume!

I complete my Objective, which is what you want to get from the job you are applying for.

Then, I decided to use bullets in order to easily list Katniss’s Experience, Education, and Skills. Sometimes, bullets make things easier to read and look at.

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I clicked the button under “Paragraph” that has dots and then lines next to it. This symbolizes the bullets. As you can see there are multiple styles, I just stuck with the plain black. Now, I have bullets and I can list Katniss’s information using them.

Be sure to fill in all your awesome skills, past experiences, and previous jobs. Do not be humble. This is your time to shine!

Here is my finished product on Word. Very easy and it looks professional.

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And here is my finished Katniss Everdeen resume all clean and dandy!

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Now, you are done with your resume! Congrats! You probably want to e-mail it to someone, or print it out, OR at least, save it!

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From the button File, this selection pops up. Here, you can choose to Save, Print, and Share. This way, you will have your resume where you want it and can share it to your employer.

I hope this Web tutorial on making a resume using Word helps you create a wonderful resume!

—SALTY SKINN

Dream Vacation on Pinterest: Dancing Greeks

Create Your Dream Vacation on Pinterest!  (3 stars).

This web assignment required me to create a Pinterest board. (I already have a Pinterest, its a few of my favorite pastimes). We were to add “pins” to a board that represent our dream vacation!

I chose my vacation to be to Greece. I have always wanted to go there, and I always see amazing pictures. The architecture, the views, and the water always blow me away. It is truly a historical and beautiful country!

So my board is called “Trip to Greece”

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I always have thought that Mykonos would be such a beautiful island. Before this assignment, I already had SO many pins relating to Mykonos. Then, I started pinning and one of the pins had plenty of gorgeous pictures that I would love to see in real life! This pin especially made me excited to visit Greece! Here was the website attached to the pin:

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Also, besides visiting the beautiful island of Mykonos, I also want to explore other places! So I searched for some other places too. I pinned a pin with the title of “Top 10 Places to Visit in Greece

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Another big vacation thing is FOOD! I don’t know much about Greek food, but I looked up different pins. I found the top foods I have to eat while in Greece! They all look yummy!

All in all, I really think I will visit Europe, because I love to travel, and have never visited Europe. And then, my number one place to go would be Greece! It is so beautiful and I am excited to see the culture there. I hope to go someday after college, and hopefully save enough money to make it there when I have time! Also, I would have to find transportation, especially if I want to visit the different islands in Greece. They speak Greek, so it might be hard to communicate.

I really liked this assignment! It was cool especially because Pinterest is a new blogging site and its one of my favorites. So this was a perfect assignment for me! Pinterest does have an aspect of storytelling, as I just told my story of a dream vacation. People will view my board and see what I plan to do and where I want to go!  Also, you can create so many boards with fashion, homes, food, and much more. It’s so awesome to go view other people’s boards so you can see what story they are trying to tell too.

I hope I get to go to Greece soon! Here is my Dream Vacation Board!

—SALTY SKINN

Buzzfeed Personality Quiz: Walking Dead Version

Buzzfeed Personality Quiz: Have you taken one of those fun personality quizzes on Buzzfeed? Now make your own! Sign in with Buzzfeed to create a community account (you can use gmail). Then start making a quiz for people to find out which character they are. Use any characters you like. There must be at least 3 results with descriptions and at least 6 questions. Be sure to include photographs as well. Once you have made the page publish it and share. (3 stars).

For this web assignment, I decided to create my own Buzzfeed quiz! These quizzes are so random, and vary with topics. I decided to use The Walking Dead. This is one of my favorite shows that is dramatic and also very interesting as the characters try to survive during a zombie apocalypse. I used a character quiz which usually asks questions that lead you to find out which character you are from the show!! First, I signed up with Buzzfeed. Then, I started creating the quiz. First, you make the results. So in this case, the results were the different characters. I used pictures and then put their name and a brief description of the character. I used Rick Grimes, Daryl Dixon, Carol Peletier, and a walker.

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Then, I made the questions with the answers. I made 6 questions. You are able to choose picture answers or just text. I stuck with text for my answers! Then, I published my quiz on Buzzfeed! Here is a screenshot from the final product:

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It was a fun assignment! I always take these quizzes and they are always goofy and fun. It was easy but I also have never made one before so it took some time to look around and figure out what exactly I was making. It was also interesting for me to design this quiz which also has its own unique URL. Basically, knowing that I designed this myself made it so much more cool!

SO here is the link to find out which Walking Dead character you are!

Enjoy 🙂

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mirandacskinner/what-walking-dead-character-are-you-1xblp

 

–SALTY SKINN