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High School Resume

 

So you think high school might be a little too early to start thinking about a resume? Do you think that you do not need to worry about a resume until you are a college grad and ready to begin your search for a full time job? You might want to reconsider.


High School Resumes?

As a high school student you need a resume just as much as college students do. You need a resume to get a part time job and more importantly you need a resume to help you get into college.

It is becoming more and more common for college recruiters to request a resume to see a brief summary of your abilities, and experience, not to mention education.

High School Contents

What should you included in your high school resume? For starters cover the basics such as your name, address, phone number, cell number and your email address. Something to keep in mind about your email address is that is should be a professional sounding email address.

If your email address is cutiepatoey24@yahoo.com, you might want to consider opening up a second free email address using the first initial of your first name and your last name.

High School Resume Objectives

It is also important for a high school resume to have an objective. If this is a resume for a college, you would state what your objective is to “obtain a degree at such and such college”. An even better objective on a high school resume would be to state what kind of degree you would like to obtain, but not high school students go to college ready to declare a major. For a part time job, you could simply write “to obtain a part time position with company xyz”

High School Resume: History

The next thing to add in your high school resume is your education. Make sure your resume included your GPA especially if it is a 3.0 or higher. It is also a good idea under this heading to list any awards, honors or special recognition you have received. If you have been on the honor roll, you want to make sure you mention that. If you won any academic awards, here is the place to mention it.

High School Resume: Experience

The fourth heading should be experience. Now this heading could be a very simple section on a high school resume, especially if you have little work experience. If you do not have any work experience, you can list class projects that you may have worked on and what you have learned from them. Otherwise you can skip this section all together. This is a big difference between a high school resume and a career resume. On a career resume your work experience could be vital to your job, while on a high school resume it is not as important as say your education or your extracurricular activities.

High School Resume: Extra Curricular Activities

So let’s talk about the extracurricular activities. This is a very important section when it comes to a high school resume that is geared toward college recruiters. Extracurricular activities are becoming almost as important as GPA when it comes to getting into a college. You want to make sure you list any extracurricular no matter what they are. This is the one place where you can really show your uniqueness.

Lastly, make sure your high school resumes contains some references or at least your resume says “references available upon request” if you do not feel comfortable putting names and numbers down on your resume.

It is not to hard to draft a high school resume. It is simple and will help you get a feel for how to write one down the line. Make sure you have one on file because you never know when a college recruiter or even a job opportunity might want to see one.

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