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High School Resume

A High School Resume is a brief summary of your abilities, education, honors, leadership and experiences.  You will submit your high school resume along with your college applications.  You will give your resume to your teachers and counselor when you request letters of recommendations.  You will also submit your high school resume to your counselor at the beginning of your Junior and Senior year to demonstrate your eligibility for awards and recognitions.

Sample Resume #1

Your resume should include:

Your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address should all go at the top of your resume. Be sure to use a permanent address and telephone number. Also, remember to use an e-mail address that sounds professional. FirstnameLastname@ is the standard format for an e-mail address when using it on a resume. Do not use an e-mail address such as [email protected]. It just doesn't sound professional.

An objective allows college recruiters or potential employers know your main goal. If your target is a college recruiter, tailor your objective to that specific school. For example, your objective may be, "To earn a degree in Psychology at Boston College." If you want to get a part-time job, you will need to modify your objective to that particular job, such as "To obtain a part-time barista position with Starbucks."

In the education section, list the schools you have attended. Be sure to include your GPA if it is a 3.0 or higher. You can also mention any academic honors, awards, and/or recognitions that you have received. These can include honor roll recognitions, essay-writing awards, science competitions, etc.

The experience section should briefly give an overview of work experience that has taught you valuable skills. In this section, include: title of position, name of organization, location of work (town and state), dates of employment, and description of work responsibilities. Be sure to use action words to describe your job duties, such as sold, created, processed, etc. Since many high school students do not have a lot of work experience, you can also describe class projects in which you have learned important skills or even leave this section out altogether and concentrate on the education/academics and additional information/extracurricular sections.

Additional Information/Extracurricular Activities
The additional information or extracurricular section should be used to place key elements of your background that do not fit in any other section. You may want to include: special skills, leadership roles, volunteer experiences, participation in sports, band, yearbook, etc. This section is where you can demonstrate your uniqueness.

Be sure to ask people if they would serve as your reference before you give their names out. You do not need to include your reference information on your resume. A statement at the bottom of your resume that says, "References available upon request," is sufficient.

Having a resume in high school is just good sense. You never know when a recruiter at a college fair or a potential employer might request one.

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