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A Guide to Build an Resume

As we approach summer, many students will start applying for jobs. Having a resume as you apply helps show off the skills and qualities that you can offer potential employers, making it easy for employers to learn about you efficiently.

Here’s a great way to get started:

1. Find a Template 

There are many websites that offer resume templates that are simple and easy to use. Some great ones include:

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  •  Canva


  • Adobe Express


  • Resume Builder


Once you find a template that suits you the best you are going to want to input your contact information, a summary statement, work experience, education, skills, and additional sections to show you as a person.

2. Header and Contact Information

Include your name, phone number, and email address.

3. Summary Statement

Write a short summary that highlights your skills, work experience, qualifications, and career goals.

4. Work Experience

List your work history from the most recent to the least recent. Include your job title, company name, dates of employment, and a short description of your responsibilities and achievements.

5. Education

Include the name of school(s), degrees or certifications earned, dates at school(s) and any awards achieved

6. Skills

Highlight your relevant skills such as languages, communication, organization, problem-solving, or time management 

7. Additional Information

Consider adding sections to your resume about your volunteer experience, extracurricular activities, and achievements

8. Proofread and Edit

Before submitting your resume make sure to check for grammar and spelling.

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Mackenzie Hancock
Mackenzie Hancock, Magazine Editor in Chief
Mackenzie Hancock is a Senior at West Orange High School and is the Magazine Editor in Chief. She is the Captain of the Girls Varsity Volleyball Team. Mackenzie has been part of the Magazine team since her sophomore year and loves designing spreads. In her free time, she enjoys playing volleyball and watching TV.
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