High School Students

If you need a resume for college applications, but have little work experience this is the resume template for you. Click the button below to download the high school resume template.

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College Students

Whether you’re in college or about to enter as an adult, this 1-page resume will look great to college administrators and future employers. Click below to download the college resume template.

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What Does a Resume Look Like?

High School Resume


College Resume

Every resume needs…

  • Your name
  • Your contact information
  • Your level of education
  • Specific examples of your experience
  • Skills and talents that you have
  • Awards and honors you have received
  • Keep your resume to one page
  • Use two bullet points to describe each item on your resume
  • Begin each bullet point with a captivating, powerful action verb (such as “leveraged” or “influenced”)
  • Be specific and descriptive, but not overly wordy
  • Be honest
  • Brag! Your resume is not the place to be modest
  • If you know what the resume-reader (i.e. college administrator or future employer) is looking for, tailor resume to show that you have what
  • they want
  • Your resume is a living, breathing document! Update it regularly
  • If you are job-hunting, create a LinkedIn account with the same information from your resume
  • List your subheadings (such as “Education” and “Experience”) in an order that makes most sense; for example, since you are a degree-seeking student, Education should come first
  • Underneath your subheadings, list each item in chronological order, with the most recent item at the top
  • Print your resume on resume paper
  • If you are emailing your resume (or attaching it somewhere in a digital format), make sure to save it as YourLastName_Resume as a PDF
  • Use a commonly recognized typeface at a reasonable size (e.g. Times New Roman, size 12)
  • Show your impact
  • Make grammar or spelling mistakes
  • Overcrowd or clutter your resume
  • Use color
  • Print on colored paper
  • Use overly-complicated language
  • Omit any details such as your address, dates of employment or
  • graduation date
  • Include old, unimpressive items to simply fill up space
  • Include graphics
  • Include picture(s) of yourself
  • Over-format; simple is better
  • Use personal pronouns
  • Include a title (such as “Resume”)
  • Include any unnecessary information about yourself, such as religious affiliation, marital status, sex, race, ethnicity, etc.
  • Confuse duties for accomplishments (instead of “Attended meetings”, write “Presented progress reports in weekly meetings to CEO and board members”