Pre-Test 1.What are two reasons why a high school student should have a resume? 2.What type of student are colleges looking for? 3.Have you modified your resume in the last six months?
Objectives Best reasons for a high school resume What colleges are looking for How to upgrade your resume Update Postsecondary Plan
Reasons for High School Resume 1.Find a job or a better job – 17 and 18 year-olds have new and sometimes better job opportunities – A good resume can help you get hired 2.Help with college admissions – Resumes are required at many colleges – Updating your resume consistently will help you produce a high quality document
What Colleges Are Looking For 1.Well-Rounded Student – High GPA – High ACT and/or SAT test scores – Extra-curricular activities – Volunteer work – Job experience – Awards or special achievements – Leadership Experiences – Technical, Interpersonal, & Organizational Skills – Foreign Languages
How to Upgrade Your Resume 1.Find topics that are blank 2.Identify any mistakes 3.Upgrade areas of most importance – Make a plan to create experiences that will help upgrade your resume
Pair and Share Would you select Jane Bierma for a job interview at – Kentucky Fried Chicken? – the front desk at a community center? – a computer specialist job? – an internship at a advertising business? – Why or why not? Would you consider admitting Jane Bierma to – Harvard? – The University of Minnesota? – North Hennepin Community College? – Why or why not?
12 th Grade Resume Upgrade Plan 1.Raise GPA 2.Perform more volunteer work 3.Get leadership experience 4.Gain new employment 5.Get a work-based learning experience 6.Study for ACT test
Update Resume 1.If you do not have a resume, use the Sample Resume document as a template 2.Possible areas to update – GPA, volunteer work, new jobs, sports activities – Leadership, work-based learning, club experiences 3.How to improve your resume – Raise your GPA, gain further experiences in volunteering, jobs, work-based, sports, clubs 4.Update your Postsecondary Plan
Classroom Discussion 1.What did you do in 11 th grade that helped upgrade your resume? 2.What do you plan to do in the future that will help upgrade your resume?
Post-Test 1.What are two reasons why a high school student should have a resume? 2.What type of student are colleges looking for? 3.Have you modified your resume in the last six months?
Review Two reasons why a high school student should have a resume – Get a job, Help with college admissions Type of student are colleges looking for – Well-rounded student Modify your resume in the last six months – It is best to modify your resume at least every six months