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Resume Writing for High School Students

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on 19 December 2013

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Certificates or Licenses: CPR, Lifeguard, Red Cross, Adobe, Microsoft, CTE
Accomplishments/Achievements

Leadership: Lead or started teams or groups
Accomplishments/Achievements
Skills

Languages: Fluent, Basic knowledge
Skills
Developed and prepared lesson materials; distributed to students

Distributed and collected textbooks, workbooks, papers and pencils

Ensured a safe and clean classroom environment

Acted as a role model to students; enforced classroom policies and rules

Excellent rapport with students, teachers, and other school staff

Extremely dependable in completing projects and meeting deadlines

Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment while maintaining a positive attitude
Rodriguez High School, Fairfield, CA;
Currently a Junior, GPA 3.2
or
Fairfield High School, Fairfield, CA,
will graduate June, 2013, GPA 4.0
or
Vacaville High School, Vacaville CA,
Class of 2013
Education-example
Education
Summary of Qualifications
To obtain a position as
an Office Assistant

Or

Seeking a part-time
position as a retail
sales clerk
Job/Career Objective

John J. Smith
500 West St.
Vacaville, CA 95688
(707) 222-1111
JJSmith@yahoo.com
Name
Street Address
City, State, Zip
Telephone Number (Home and/or Cell)
Email Address (optional)
Contact Information
At the top...

A resume is your opportunity to tell employers about your skills, abilities, experience, and education, as well as a chance to show that you belong in that job.
The desired result from your resume is...
What is the purpose of a resume?
Resume Writing
for
High School Students


Apprenticeships or Internships
Accomplishments/Achievements
Transferable Skills: Work, School, Home
Skills
Paid work experience




Unpaid work experience
Volunteer work
Community Service
Teacher’s Assistant



List most recent work experience first!
Work Experience/Experience



Activities:

Theater
Boy, Girl Scouts
Youth Groups
Church
Student Council
Activities:

Clubs, Committees
Band
Sports
Yearbook
Newspaper
Accomplishments/Achievements
who am I?
Contact Information
As explained by Talking Head Fred...
what do i want?
what have i done?
what do i know?
Education
Objective
Work Experience-example
Objective
Experience, Qualifications, Accomplishments
List 4-6 lines of key points that show that you are qualified for the job, and that you are a good candidate for the position.
What is the average amount of time an employer takes to review your resume when determining who to interview?
15-30 seconds!!!
Proofread,
Proofread,
Proofread!!!
And it’s VERY important to….
One-Page Resume
One Page Resume
Qualifications Example:
Customer-focused self starter with proven client services skills

Energetic, hard-working achiever and communicator, with strong listening skills

Responsible, reliable, honest and hard-working

Bilingual, Bi literate, in English and Spanish

Excellent team player who thrives in teamwork situation
12 pt. font; Arial, Calibri, Times New Roman

Name should be 14 or 16 pt. font

Bold your name and headings

No graphics, pictures, or borders

Don’t use personal pronouns (I, me, my)

Don’t use “etc."
Don’t abbreviate (except CA and AP)

Don’t list References on resume

Be consistent with tenses (past/present)

Be careful using acronyms

Save paper copy & computer/USB drive

Update regularly

Remember, there is no “right or correct” format!
All resumes answers these four questions
Have an appropriate voicemail message & appropriate email address, NOT,
sexyThAng@yahoo.com!!!
High school, city, and state

Expected graduation date or year enrolled in school or class of

List any college courses taken
Mention your GPA if it is 3.0 or higher
Skills
Abilities
EXPERIENCE
EduCaTiON
I am PERFECT for this JOB!!
to get an interview!
Teacher's Assistant
Vanden High School, Vacaville CA
02/12 - Present
Landscaping?
food service?
child care?
mechanically inclined?




An entry level position as a Geek Squad Double Agent – Theater Specialist




•Dependable, responsible and dynamic
•Computer proficiency including networking and system administration.
•Bilingual; English and Spanish
•Exceptional techno-skills, including all aspects of audio video installation and full entertainment
product installation
•Excellent customer relation skills
•Unwavering drive for perfection
•Exceptional salesmanship
•Able to handle complex work environments



Premise Technician June 2011 – present
AT&T, Fairfield CA

•Installed AT&T U-verse Services and Equipment
•Educated customers on services and functionality
•Installed and rearranged inside wiring
•Tested and verified for proper and fully functional installation
•Provided high quality customer service experience


Customer Impress Associate (part-time) June 2009 – June 2011
OfficeMax, Fairfield CA

•Worked positively to contribute to customers overall shopping experience
•Assisted customers in the self-serve area in producing high quality documents in a timely manner.
•Accurately calculated prices and provided quotes to customers for all OM services.



•Honor Roll 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
•CTE Computer Technology Certification 2011 – Senior Year
•Student Council Member 2011 – Senior Year



•Rodriguez High School, Fairfield CA Graduated June 2011
•Solano Community College
JOB OBJECTIVE
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
ACHIEVEMENTS
EDUCATION
John Williams
4900 Brittany Drive
Fairfield, CA. 95555
(707) 207-2222
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