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Write Your Resume

Writing Your Resume

It's easier than you think!

You should write your resume as soon as possible. Remember that your resume is your way of advertising your best qualities. You will submit this resume to scholarship committees and future employers. Appearance and content are equally important in a resume. You must take care that everything is spelled and worded correctly. I will be more than happy to take a look at your resume and give you tips and suggestions, so please ask me!

Save your resume in the “Senior Year” section of your home folder, and remember to update it regularly. Items which will need updating may include the following:

  • Name of school
  • Your GPA
  • Your class rank
  • Your graduation plan and expected date of graduation
  • Membership and offices held in organizations
  • Awards you and/or your team wins at the end of the sports seasons
  • Band awards
  • New volunteering activities
  • Honors received at events such as Coronation & Homecoming
  • Sports and activities banquets
  • Employment          

I have a great many resume handouts in the hanging file right outside my office. Use these for help with wording and formatting. I have found that it is easiest to use the resume templates in Word or on Microsoft Office Online.

To access the resume templates on Word, click on:

  • Start
  • All programs
  • New office document
  • Other documents

Then click on

  • Elegant resume, professional resume or resume wizard

Some seniors, especially those with tons of information to include, find it easier to create a resume in Publisher because you can move the text boxes around more easily.

Please proofread your resume. Then proofread it again and ask someone else to do the same. Pay attention to the wording. You want it to sound professional. This is where the resume handouts in my office are helpful. Finally, you can bring your finished resume to me to proofread!

Click on Helpful Downloads to find charts you can download in Microsoft Word that will help you keep track of your volunteer hours and extra-curricular activities.