A good resumé can take you places and students need a resume whether they are applying for college, the military or the workforce. Additionally résumés are great to give to anyone you are asking to write a letter of recommendation as they help refresh the author’s memory about all that makes you marvelous.
Avoid making your resumé too short or too long.
Avoid using personal pronouns and articles.
Quantify as much as possible. Use Numbers to Highlight Your Accomplishments. For example:
Over 75 hours dedicated to Relay for Life
Volunteered for Relay for Life
Watch out for typos! A typo can land your résumé in the trash.
Include what you do before and after school as well as during vacations.
List awards, merits, achievements and accomplishments—this is your time to shine!