• Keep resume to one page!!!
  • Name (centered on page)(font size 18)
  • Address (centered) (default font size 12)
  • City, State ZIP (centered)(Use the 2 letter state abbreviation-no period-FL; use plus 4 ZIP if known)
  • Phone Number (centered)(include area code)
  • Email address (centered)(Optional; Use if your email address is mature-if not, create a new one)



What is your goal – your purpose for writing this resume? This will change as you use the resume for different purposes. The following are three examples-you only need to use one:
I plan to attend State College of Florida and obtain my A.A. degree. Afterwards, I will attend a four-year university to major in psychology.
OR I plan to become a certified firefighter.
OR I want to gain employment as an automotive technician.


Venice High School Class of 2012
SCTI Automotive Program
State College of Florida dual enrollment classes
AP Physics (list score if passing)
GPA (list if above 3.0)
SAT (list scores if 1100 or above)
ACT (list score if 24 or above)
List any other educational highlights, i.e. pre-college program, etc.

Use some or all of the headings below to organize and highlight your activities outside of class.

REMEMBER – Select headings that apply to YOU! Everyone’s resume is different. Showcase YOUR achievements. Omit headings not needed, combine information where appropriate, or add a heading to highlight your strengths and talents.


(list leadership roles separately under the club/organization)
Student Government – Senator 12, 11
Key Club 12, 11, 10
Secretary 12


Renaissance Academic Achievement Award 12, 11, 10, 9
Student of the Month 12


Piano lessons – age 8-16
Band member – Church youth group 12, 11, 10


(could list under “Clubs & Organizations”)
Varsity Track 12, 11, 10
All-area first team 11
JV Track 9


YMCA summer camp counselor – 110 hours 11
American Cancer Society – Relay for Life – 25 hours per year 11, 10
Key Club – 10 hours per month 12, 11, 10


Publix Supermarket – Sept. 2009-Current – 15 hrs./week 12, 11

Last heading…


Every resume should end with this section
Available upon request
(Simply use these words-have a reference sheet ready with names, titles, and phone numbers if requested.
3 references are recommended-2 academic, 1 community or employer. An athletic reference is also acceptable.)
OR List 3 people with their titles and phone numbers
(Always ask your references for permission to use their name and phone number!)



John Student
1234 Palm Tree Blvd.
Venice, FL 34293
(941) 444-5555

Objective: I plan to attend a 4-year university and major in business.

Education & Honors
Venice High School – Class of 2012
GPA – 3.5 weighted
VHS Student of the Month November 2011
Voted “Most Involved” Senior Extracurricular Activities

Island Community Church Youth Group 12, 11, 10
Student Government – Senator 12
Cotillion Club of Venice 10, 9

Varsity Baseball 12, 11, 10
2011 & 2012 District Champs
American Legion Baseball 11, 10, 9
AAU Baseball 10, 9
J.V. Baseball 9
Freshman Football 9

Community Service:

Venice Little League Assistant Coach 42 hours/year 12, 11
Coached 13-15 yr. olds in Fall league.

Mission Trip to Sandy Springs, GA 45 hours June 2009
Worked at camp for under-privileged children of migrant workers.

Various activities with Student Govt., VHS Baseball and ICC Youth Group:
Food bank collection
American Cancer Society event
Challenger baseball for handicapped youth
Smith Center for Therapeutic Riding
Operation Christmas Child – gift collection


Available upon request.