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High School Resume Words and Tips

High School Resume Words And Tips

High School Resume Words and Tips

Most college applications request personal resume information. The Common Application requests such information in the Honors / Awards and the Extracurricular Activities and Work Experience sections.

When completing these sections, it can be beneficial to describe your experiences instead of merely listing them.  For example:

  • Instead of: Answered phones at a medical office
  • Consider: Received calls, determined nature of call, directed inquiries, scheduled appointments, organized patient files
  • Instead of:   Assistant manager at a fast food restaurant
  • Consider:  As assistant manager, I supervised 12 employees, trained team members; interviewed prospective hires, and assisted with bookkeeping

The following words can be helpful when describing your extracurricular activities, awards and achievements and volunteer service:

  • Analyzed
  • Arranged
  • Assisted
  • Attended
  • Awarded
  • Built
  • Communicated
  • Collaborated
  • Collected
  • Competed
  • Conceived
  • Coordinated
  • Created
  • Delegated
  • Delivered
  • Designed
  • Developed
  • Determined
  • Earned
  • Entertained
  • Established
  • Evaluated
  • Facilitated
  • Formulated
  • Founded
  • Greeted
  • Identified
  • Implemented
  • Improved
  • Initiated
  • Instructed
  • Interned
  • Led
  • Maintained
  • Managed
  • Mentored
  • Motivated
  • Negotiated
  • Nominated
  • Oversaw
  • Participated
  • Performed
  • Persuaded
  • Placed
  • Planned
  • Practiced
  • Presented
  • Presided over
  • Ran
  • Received
  • Recognized
  • Recruited
  • Selected
  • Served
  • Spearheaded
  • Studied
  • Suggested
  • Supervised
  • Synthesized
  • Taught
  • Tested
  • Trained
  • Transformed
  • Tutored
  • Volunteered
  • Wrote

Lynn Lubell

Lynn Radlauer Lubell, Publisher of InLikeMe.com and Founder of Admission By Design, an Educational Consultancy based in Boca Raton, Florida.

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