Resume Resources

  • You will need a resume for college, scholarships, and job applications.

    Select a resume format that highlights your strengths.
    Resumes come in many shapes and sizes. While there is no "correct" resume format, you should select one that highlights your strengths.

    *For example, a student with little work experience might choose a format that emphasizes academic achievement first.

    Below are sample resumes that provide a variety of formats:

    General Template Resume

    Volunteer Resume

    Scholarship and College Application Resume

    Academic Resume

    High School Resume: Example & Writing Tips from ResumeGenius: Click Here


    Helpful Articles on Resume Building:

    Resume Skills for High School Students with Examples

    *Source: the balance careers

    Remember to...

    • Proofread - have your family and friends read through your resume and specifically look for incorrect spelling and grammar.
    • Be truthful - although your resume is meant to be a tool used to sell yourself, it does not mean you should fib about your experiences. Make sure your facts and dates are correct.
    • Don't provide too much information - a good rule of thumb is to keep a resume on one page. You may use a cover letter to add more information about yourself.
    • Use the correct format and paper - a resume is a professional document. You want it to look clean and simple for the reader to scan through it easily. Do not use bright paper or anything too distracting.