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Resume & Interviews

What to include in your high school resume template?

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Tips for writing a high school resume

  • Customize your resume for every job

  • Proofread carefully

  • Review resume samples

  • Use numbers that quantify accomplishments

High School Resume Template Sample

Here is a high school resume template you can use to help create your own resume. Fill in the different sections with your own information.

[Name]
[Address}
[Phone number}

I am a motivated high school student seeking an opportunity to [enter what you're seeking] where I can apply my skills and further develop my passion for [industry].

Education

[High school]
Graduation date: [date]
GPA: [include if strong]
Relevant coursework: [relevant classes you've taken]

Experiences & Activities

[Position title/leadership position]
[Company/Organization], [Dates]

  • Responsibility

  • Responsibility

  • Responsibility

[Position title/leadership position]
[Company/Organization], [Dates]

  • Responsibility

  • Responsibility

  • Responsibility

[Position title/leadership position]
[Company/Organization], [Dates]

  • Responsibility

  • Responsibility

  • Responsibility

Awards & Achievements

[Certification/award/club]
[Certification/award/club]
[Certification/award/club]

Skills

  • Skill

  • Skill

  • Skill

Cover Letter Help

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Tips and Tricks for Successful Interviewing

Top 10 Interview Tips

1

Arrive for your interview about 15 minutes in advance

2

First impressions have a high impact

3

The receptionist, secretary or another staff member who greets you may not be your interviewer

4

Greet the interviewer with a firm but not crushing handshake

5

Turn your cell phone off

6

Exude energy, enthusiasm and a positive attitude at all times

7

Take inventory of your strengths prior to the interview

Be prepared to say why the job interests you

8

9

At the end of the interview, be prepared to ask a couple questions about the job

10

Follow-up with an email or letter after your interview can separate you from other candidates

Do's and Don'ts of Interviewing

Do

Don't

  • Practice interviewing with a family member or friend

  • Arrange your transportation in advance to allow extra time to arrive

  • Dress appropriately

  • Show enthusiasm and interest, but not desperation

  • Look the interviewer in the eye, sit up right in your chair

  • Have confidence

  • Avoid one word answers, slang, and filler words "um", "like", and "you know"

  • Answer specific questions an employer asks

  • Be ready with information such as phone numbers of previous employers

  • Find out when you'll hear whether you got the job

  • Follow up with a thank you email or hand written letter

  • Check your online profiles (Twitters, Instagram, TikTok, etc.) to ensure they are appropriate if a college or business wants to access your information

  • Don't be late

  • Don't bring your ride to the interview. The company is hiring you, not your mother

  • Don't slouch, yawn, chew gum

  • Don't ask about other applicants

  • Don't criticize previous employers, teachers, etc.

  • Don't dress inappropriately

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