College Application Resume

Standard

Most of you have never written a resume before. A resume is used to show your background and skills.  You write important accomplishments and experience that pertain to what you are applying for.  Your resume should show that you are well rounded and have different experiences.

Education: Include the name and location of your high school.  Write the name of the degree that you will be receiving.  Also be sure to include any awards and honors that you received.  If you were a member of any honor societies you should also include them.

Experience:  If you had a part time or temporary job while you were in high school this is where you would include it.  Any summer job or retail job should and listed.  You sound include the company’s name, location, job title, and your responsibilities.  Write what you were required to do while at work.  Some examples are: ring up the customer’s purchase, count the drawer at the end of my shift, provide change to the customer, stock shelves, assist customers find items, clear the table, take the drink order, seat customers, help watch the children during activities, run the arts and crafts table, take children to the bathroom, ext.

Extracurricular activities:  List the clubs, sports teams, or other extracurricular activities that you were part of in school.  If you held a leadership position, such as captain, president, secretary, or treasurer you should also include that under the name of the activity.

Community Service: If you volunteered or did any community service project while you were in high school this is where you would include it.   You sound include the organization’s name, location, job title, and your responsibilities.  Write what you were required to do while at work.

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