Resumes For High School Students

Resumes For High School Students

Resumes For High School Students

Are you in high school and looking to get a part-time or seasonal job? If yes, you are going to need a resume. Today, we are going to see how to create resumes for high school students. As a high school student, you are most likely not going to have any formal work experience, so we are going to explore all the other assets and experiences you have to create a stellar resume. Let’s dive in.

Resumes for high school students can be short, single paged, and straight to the point. In most cases, you can include your education (school you are attending), grades (if they are above average), volunteer experiences, sports clubs, and other extracurricular activities you participate in. Let’s explore each one.

Name and Contact Information

This section is consistent for any level of experience you have, from high school all the way to high level executive. You will need to include your contact information. Place this at the top of the page. Here’s an example:

Phil Chesney

  • 1540 Chrisler Ave. Schenectady, NY, 12306
  • Phone: (518) 300 – 3344
  • Skype: PhilChesney
  • Email: PhilChesney@Hotmail.com

Summary

A summary lists your top skills, but is totally optional. Some people add it, some people don’t. Let’s look at an option that could be applicable for high school students.

Honor roll student and active in soccer and track. Experience in customer service, sales, and creating a great customer experience. Straight A student in History, English, Social Studies, and MVP in soccer.

Presenting Education as a High Schooler

For the education section, we should present the name and location of the school. Additionally, if you have good grades, you should include your GPA.

Schenectady High School – Schenectady, NY.

  • 20XX-20XX
  • GPA: 3.88

Work Experience

You must be thinking, man, I have never had a job. Don’t worry, even if you haven’t held a formal job, you can still add informal jobs that you have done for others. All these experiences count. Resumes for high school students need to show who you are and what are some of your experiences, even if they aren’t formal. Let’s add a few experiences below.

Burger King – Crew – Front Counter

February 20XX – Present

  • Provide excellent customer service to all customers.
  • Serve customers with a smile and help guarantee a great meal experience.
  • Assist trainer to on-board new hires.

Lawncare

May 20XX – October 20XX – Summers

  • Currently take care of 4 neighbors’ lawns 2X per month.
  • Constantly aim to deliver a high-quality service and push for word of mouth recommendations. Acquired 2 new customers from my current clientele.

Achievements Section

For your achievements section, think of awards you have received in and out of school. Did you get a reward at school for a subject, a sports club, or an extracurricular activity? Adding the achievements section adds value to resumes for high school students and can’t be neglected! Show off your achievements!

Achievements / Awards

  • Most Valuable Player Award – 20XX
  • Straight A Student in: History, English, and Social Studies. 20XX-20XX
  • Soccer Goal Scoring Season Record – 26 Goals in the season – 20XX

Volunteer Experience

For volunteer experience, talk about the places where you have served. This could be on a continual or a one-time basis. Of course, if it is on a continual basis, it will look better.

  • City Mission – Soup Kitchen – Serving dinners – 20XX-20XX
  • Salvation Army – Help box clothing to send to countries and areas in need. – 20XX – 20XX
  • Mission Trip – 3 weeks in El Salvador helping rebuild an orphanage after an earthquake. – 20XX

Interests

Give the recruiter a better idea of who you are outside of school. Do you like to play soccer, piano, or football? Do you like art, drawing or music? Present these interests and activities here. Just remember though, if you have some eccentric activity and it could be viewed negatively, it might be best not to include it. Our goal is to create a positive impression and get our foot in the door for the interview.

  • Varsity Soccer Team
  • Track and Field
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Boys and Girls Club

Courses / Skills / Software / Languages

For this section, you should add your knowledge of specific areas. You might be fluent in a foreign language like Spanish or be great at using Adobe Photoshop or the Microsoft suite of tools like Powerpoint, Word and Excel. These are must-adds on resumes for high school students as these are often included on job descriptions and needed by employers.

Spanish: Fluent; Microsoft office knowledge; Adobe Photoshop; Camtasia; Youtube Video Editing.

Piecing It All Together in Microsoft Word

 

Piecing It All Together In VisualCV 

Phil Chesney

  • 1540 Chrisler Ave. Schenectady, NY, 12306
  • Phone: (518) 300 – 3344
  • Skype: PhilChesney
  • Email: PhilChesney@Hotmail.com

Summary

Honor roll student and active in soccer and track. Experience in customer service, sales, and creating a great customer experience. Straight A student in History, English, Social Studies, and MVP in soccer.

Education

Schenectady High School – Schenectady, NY.

  • 20XX-20XX
  • GPA: 3.88

Work Experience

Burger King – Crew – Front Counter

February 20XX – Present

  • Provide excellent customer service to all customers.
  • Serve customers with a smile and help guarantee a great meal experience.
  • Assisted trainer on-board 2 new hires.

Lawncare

May 20XX – October 20XX – Summers

  • Currently take care of 4 neighbors’ lawns each 2X per month.
  • Constantly aim to deliver a high-quality service and push for word of mouth recommendations. Acquired 2 new customers from my current clientele.

Achievements / Awards

  • Most Improved Soccer Player Award – 20XX
  • Straight A Student in: History, English, and Social Studies. 20XX-20XX
  • Soccer Goal Scoring Season Record – 26 Goals in the season – 20XX

Volunteer Experience

For our volunteer experience, talk about the places you have worked at. This could be on a continual or a one-time basis. Of course, if it is on a continual basis, it will look better.

  • City Mission – Soup Kitchen – Serving dinners 20XX-20XX
  • Salvation Army – Help box clothing to send to zones in need.
  • Mission Trip – 3 weeks in El Salvador helping reconstruct an orphanage after an earthquake.

Interests / Hobbies

  • Varsity Soccer Team
  • Track and Field
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Boys and Girls Club

Courses / Skills / Software / Languages

Spanish: Fluent; Microsoft office knowledge; Adobe Photoshop; Camtasia; Youtube Video Editing.

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Wrap Up

Resumes for high school students are much different than resumes for executives. Remember, don’t worry about not having the years of business experience. Add your experience, whether formal or informal, talk about your hobbies, clubs, sports and other things that speak well of you! To create your resume, go to Microsoft Word or the VisualCV site.

For more articles on job search and interview tips, check out the CareerPrep blog and the CareerPrep and English Interviews Youtube Channel!

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