High School Resum

<p>... what is this resume business? don't you just fill out the application?</p>

<p>Please take this seriously....ONE PAGE is what you need to bring it down to. Any more than that and it will do nothing at all for you. </p>

<p>If you can manage to get all your info down to one page, that looks very impressive. It shows that you can rationalize and orgnanize your thoughts, and that you have clear priorities, not just a long list of things you have a small involvement in.</p>

<p>On the other hand, if you have a special talent in something like theatre and dance, it's OK to add a (second) resume with details about just the theatrical involvements. Mark this 'supplementary'.</p>

<p>Also, don't forget to label everything with your name and social security number.</p>

<p>"For high school resumes would you use a chronological, functional, combination chronological/functional, targeted, or curriculum vitae format? Thanks."</p>

<p>I've given workshops on making theatrical resumes before, and in that situation you always go chronologically, starting with the most recent at the top and working your way down. You should ideally limit the listed experiences to those that are major roles, or say something about the diversity of your skills. A comprehensive list of all major roles looks way more impressive than a 2-page long list of every part you've ever had.</p>

<p>For high school resumes, it's a good idea to list things by categories and per activity. For example:</p>

<p>I. Theatre
a. blah blah
b. blah blah
II. Key Club
a. blah blah
b. blah blah
III. Underwater Basket Weaving
a. blah blah</p>


<p>Four pages? One to two pages is standard for any application (work, college, research, etc.). I DETEST seeing people with two pages or more full of extracurriculars which they barely went to, or work experience which has nothing to do with the job they are applying for.</p>