Empowerly’s Guide to Writing a High School Resume

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Sophia Minhas
Sophia Minhas

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Writing a high school resume can feel like a daunting task, especially if you’re not really sure where to start. With the internship application process becoming more and more impacted as well, it’s important to put your best foot forward! A strong application will help you have the best chance at being chosen from the application pool for the internship you’ve applied for. Not to fear… Empowerly to the rescue! Read on for strategies and advice on writing a strong and telling high school resume that will help you land your first internship or job position!

To start off, here is our first tip.

When crafting your resume, the rule of thumb is to keep it to a single page. Single page resumes have the best chance of catching someone’s notice when applying for an internship or job. One page resumes, when constructed strongly, provide a complete profile of an individual and their previous experience; it encompasses the necessities, whether that be work, past projects or individual endeavours, education, and other important information a company will want to know. So do your best to keep the information on your resume concise, but try to include keywords and other relevant information about yourself that will make your resume stand out from others within the pool.

But wait, there’s more!

We have an infographic for you today that will provide you with some more key information to take into account when crafting your resume. These tips will help provide an outline of what to do (and not do) when it comes to showcasing your skills as an applicant to the positions you’re applying for!

So what have we learned?

While building a stellar resume is an intimidating process, it’s a lot more straightforward than you may think. Even more, given you want to make your resume stand out to recruiters and potential employers, following this method should help make the process much easier. Remember to try to tailor your resume to fit the position you’re applying for, whether that’s adding in keywords, changing up the design, or removing or adding in additional experience you may have to enhance your profile. Most importantly, keep your resume to one page and try to have a trusted individual proofread to make sure you’re putting your best foot forward on this journey!

Need more help?

Empowerly’s team is here for you! Whether you need assistance crafting your strong resume, putting your best foot forward in the application process, or aren’t exactly sure where to begin, our expert team of counselors will help you be on your way to finding an internship that’s right for you. Even more, our Startup Internship Program is here to connect you with companies looking for bright and curious high school students starting off on their career-building journey. Book your consultation to learn more about how you can get started!

Questions? Let us know!