Sample Resume

It is never too early for high school students to start working on their resumes. And if you are about to enter college or are already in college, then the time is now. Here is a sample resume to use as a guide to help get you started in the right direction.


John Doe

123 MAIN STREET
COLUMBUS, OH
614-555-1212
johndoe@johndoe.com

Career Objectives

To obtain a position in a communications, public relations, or advertising firm or department through a part-time job.

Employment History

LIFEGUARD From 2003 to 2003
OHIO COUNTRY CLUB
Monitored pool area for violations and potential hazardous situations
Assisted in maintaining pool and recreation areas
Taught summer swimming classes
EDITOR OF CAMPUS NEWSPAPER From 2002 to 2003
HOMETOWN HIGH SCHOOL
Relevant high school
studies: technical writing advanced composition debate (completed 3 years) video production computer classes providing knowledge of word processing, desktop publishing, and Web software.
CAMPUS NEWSPAPER STAFF From 2001 to 2003
HOMETOWN HIGH SCHOOL
Researched and gathered information for news articles using library and Web sources. Composed and edited informational articles, columns, editorials, and advertising copy.
YEARBOOK STAFF From 2000 to 2002
HOMETOWN HIGH SCHOOL
Experience taking photographs, designing layout, and writing captions and sidebars.

Awards/Honors/Special Recognition

Ohio Media Association Scholarship recipient. Scholarship based on academic achievement, community service, and campus participation and leadership in high school communications projects and studies.

2002 Best High School Newspaper Design. Central Ohio Regional Communications Contest, sponsored by the Communications Department, Ohio State University.

President of high school chapter of FCA - Future Communicators of America member 2000-present.
Vice President of National Honor Society, 2000-2001.


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