Hi everyone! I'm a high school junior and I'm starting to work on my college application resume. I'm not sure what I should include or how to format it. Can anyone give me some advice on what to include and how to make my resume stand out? Thanks in advance!
Hi! It's great that you're starting to work on your college application resume early. As a parent who has been through this process with my child, I can share a few tips to help you create a strong resume. First, focus on including your most significant accomplishments, such as academic achievements, extracurricular activities, leadership roles, volunteer work, and work experience. Be sure to provide details about your involvement in each activity and any notable achievements within them. To make your resume stand out, try to use action verbs and quantify your accomplishments where possible, such as stating the number of hours you volunteered or the amount of money you helped fundraise for a cause. As for formatting, keep it clean and easy to read. Use a standard font, such as Times New Roman or Arial, and divide your resume into clear sections with appropriate headings, like 'Academic Achievements,' 'Extracurricular Activities,' and 'Volunteer Work.' Finally, remember to proofread your resume carefully to ensure there are no typos or errors. Good luck with your college applications!