When teens are in high school, they probably don’t spend much time thinking about a resume. What should they put on there if they are just a student, working a part-time job and playing some sports? In fact, colleges and future employers are very interested in a student’s high school resume because it shows what they have to offer.

Your teen should fill their resume with activites such as:

  • Volunteering
  • Paying jobs
  • Sports participation
  • Performing arts
  • Hobbies
  • Awards

It’s important to include dates on the resume because the length of time shows your teen’s commitment to an activity. Additionally, make sure they list any rewards and recognitions received while participating.

If you see that their resume is mostly blank, consider having your teen volunteer or intern during school breaks. Doing either of those things is a great way to help identify what your student may want to do as a career in the future.

If you’re not sure how to get started with helping your teen create their resume, check if their high school has a program that assists with pre-college planning. To make it fun, have them try Canva.com and look for resume templates. Canva is a creative way to create a resume, and your teen might decide they want to be a graphic designer while doing it!

I would love to help you guide your teen through the college planning process. Schedule a complimentary College Assessment Plan call with me here to get started.