High School Cover Letter and Resume Example

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Facts About This Resume:

  • Candidate has clearly stated key skills in objective.
  • Candidate has used specifics to show qualifications.
  • Candidate has used extracurricular activities as experience.

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Contact

Jane Jones
(123) 456-7890
JaneJones@myemailaddress.com
123 Your Street, Sandy Springs, GA 12345


Resume Objective

New graduate seeking position as a customer success agent. Capable of multitasking, keeping records on past customer sales and following up with customers about questions and concerns.


Education

High School Diploma, September 2016 — May 2020
Sandy Springs High School, Sandy Springs, GA | Gpa 4.5



Professional Experience

Twistee Treat,  Sandy Springs, GA
Cashier,  June 2019 — Present
  • Received and accurately inputted up to 150 customer orders per shift
  • Supported other teammates to keep overall ticket times down
  • Balanced register at the end of each shift

Other Experience

Lakewood Academy,  Gainesville, GA
5th Grade Math Tutor,  August 2017 — May 2018
  • Assisted 5th grade students with troubleshooting errors in previously completed problems.
  • Went over current material such as algebra and geometry formulas to reinforce learning
  • Managed group of 4-6 students during group study time



Key Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Experienced in developing and conducting presentations
  • Able to follow up and handle complaints and questions
  • Proficient in a variety of software programs, including spreadsheets and word processing

Dear Mr. Smith,

Please consider my enclosed resume for the position of customer success associate at Customers Inc. My background and qualifications closely match the job description you've posted which makes me believe I am a good fit for the position.

My current position at Twistee Treat and my success at Sandy Springs High School proves I have a successful track record of multitasking and being able to handle a high-pressure environment successfully. I've been a valued member of the team at Twistee Treat, taking orders, answering the phones and helping other team members wherever possible. I have balanced all of this while taking advanced classes at the high school and maintaining a 4.5 GPA.

I would love to speak with you about the current position as a customer success associate at Customers Inc. and show you how I can use my skills and background to meet your expectations for this role. I am available at your convenience. Please feel free to contact me at any time.

Sincerely,
Jane Jones
JaneJones@myemailaddress.com
(123) 456-7890

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4 Tips for Writing a High School Grad Resume from an Expert

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1. Highlight Your Communication Skills

High school students have to deal with teachers, parents, fellow students and sometimes even coworkers over the phone and in person. Soft skills are increasingly important to employers, and even if you don’t meet every qualification they’re looking for, knowing how to build relationships, convey trust and have a positive, upbeat attitude goes a long way. For many entry-level positions, knowing how to talk to customers and answer any questions regarding products or services is a key task. While a high school resume is a direct reflection of your writing and communication skills, it’s important to include a list of what these skills are. This includes experience sending emails, speaking in public, phone skills and times you’ve spent working with or mentoring other students.

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2. Use Strong Verbs

If you’re applying for a job right out of — or while you’re still in — high school, you have to make up for lack of experience with a very high-quality resume, and the words you use are important. Focus on high-impact action words, such as administered, conducted, delegated, formulated and performed, whenever possible, and try to pair them with specific scenarios that are relevant to the position you’re seeking. For example, if you’re applying for a server position in a restaurant, being able to multitask, handle a fast-paced environment and maintain a professional demeanor when dealing with less-than-happy customers is important.

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3. Put Your Education to Work

As a high school student, your main job up until now has been to go to school and perform well there. So, much of your resume may need to reference classes you’ve taken, groups and clubs you’ve been in or projects you’ve organized. Think of your high school years as an internship and try to find specifics to communicate to a potential employer. If you’ve led a study group or club, there are organizational and leadership skills you can call out. If you’ve taken advanced classes, you can talk about ambition and being able to perform above expectations. While it can seem like the skills and experiences you’ve gained during high school may not fit the jobs you’re looking for — particularly if they are asking for experience in the industry — being able to lead people, handle a variety of tasks and have an open mind when it comes to learning new things can help get your resume at the top of the pile.

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4. Show Off Your Organizational Abilities

Juggling the academic and extracurricular activities of high school requires a lot of organization, planning and time management — all desirable skills for a future employer. Include terms and keywords related to these aspects, such as created, deadlines, delegation, managing, appointments, record keeping, priorities and critical. A well-written resume is the first clue of your organizational abilities, so pay close attention to details to avoid making careless mistakes. Employers may screen for these types of keywords, so include them in past job descriptions and in your career objective statement. It’s also a great idea to talk about any specific experience you have with technology or software, as being a digital native can be a major selling point on your resume.