Resume Examples

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  1. US21

    US21 New Member

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    Hi, may any of you please post good examples of resumes? One that would be an ideal student appointed to the SAs. Also, you are all more than welcome to post your own resume. Thank you very much to all!
     
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    It is unwise and not recommended by this forum to post personal information here.

    Please do feel free to post "John Doe" examples of resumes, but disclosing personal information can create privacy breaches and other issues.
     
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    Here is a simple example of a high school student's resume. Keep it simple. Use good quality paper and be watchful of grammar, spelling and punctuation.

    FirstName LastName

    6 Oak Street, Arlington, VA 12333
    Phone: 555.555.1234
    Email: lastname@email.com

    Education

    Arlington High School, Arlington, Virginia
    20XX – present
    GPA: 3.81

    Achievements

    • National Honor Society: 20XX, 20XX, 20XX
    • Academic Honor Roll: 20XX - 20XX

    Work Experience

    Sales Associate, The Retail Store
    June 20XX – Present
    • Maintain and restock inventory.
    • Provide customer service.
    • Responsible for training incoming associates in operating cash register system due to track record of excellence.

    Child Care
    20XX - Present
    • Provide childcare for half a dozen families after school, weekends, and during school vacations.
    • Develop and implement fun and educational activities for all children, ranging from ages 1 year to 8 years.

    Volunteer Experience

    Arlington Literacy Program
    • Run book monthly for six eight-year-olds

    Run for Life
    • Assist in marketing (via social media), setting up booths, running registration, and cleaning up for bi-annual race.

    Interests / Activities

    • Member of Arlington High School Tennis Team
    • Girl Scout
    • Piano, 10 years
     
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  5. USAF303

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    USMA has been very pro active since DS applied to WP SLE though application is not officially open. Recruitment has sent packet with very specific tips for pre candidates. One valuable tool is a resume example. The recruiter expressly requested applicants use the exact format for easy mass viewing Does USAFA offer or request this for candidates?
     
  6. Devil Doc

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    @AROTC-dad great non-use of personal information to include a fake school name.

    Great example of a high school kid's accomplishments on a resume.
     
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  7. US21

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    I agree. To all: Only post general resume info. please
     
  8. US21

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    Thank you, very helpful
     
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  9. Harleyboys98

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    Are resumes allowed to be more than one page? I know the universal rule is to fit everything on the front side of a single page. What are your thoughts?

    This question pertains to the nomination piece rather than the SA application itself.
     
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  10. AROTC-dad

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    My opinion as a hiring manager with over 20 years of experience is to stick to one page.

    Unless you are a senior executive, there is no reason you can't fit an 18 year old's student resume on one page!
     
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    A hiring manager for 20 years and an avid forum poster. Very impressive to say the least. Are your days longer than the rest of ours?
     
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    Not as long as those of our active duty military men and women! :)
     
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    My son generally works half days. Except yesterday. His 12 hour day got longer due to a vehicle rollover. Nobody hurt though.
     
  14. time2

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    There is no single resume format that works better than others if that is what the OP is asking. As others have pointed out, brief is better and you need to make sure the listed items are things you accomplished and not bragging/exaggerating about things you didn't actually do. There are many other aspects to getting an appointment such as passing the CFA, DODMERB and getting a NOM, none of which have anything to do with your resume. You may also look great on paper and then do a terrible job during the MOC NOM interview, which could also impact your ability to get an appointment.

    I don't see any point in trying to match resumes with others as this becomes yet another of those 'chance me' threads. The official SA websites list the typical candidate qualifications and class profile, so that is where I would start.
     
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    There are also tons of templates already formatted on different websites/Word. Totally agree with one page. Move margins and change fonts to get it there...it can be done at 18.

    One thing to not overlook is the visual aspect. Balanced, clean, visually appealing. We made sure and had an ‘artsy’ person or two look at DS’s.

    Another thing for younger readers of this thread, it’s a good idea start in your early high school years. Have a working draft going and add accomplishments along the way. So much easier than trying to recall later on.

    Your school should have a resource/teacher who could maybe review as well? An English teacher maybe?

    Pay attention to verb tense. Keep it all the same. I see that mistake a lot
     
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  16. MidwestDad

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    With minor deletions of school and team names here is actual CV from DS who received 2 SA appointments. Add name and address at top; most recent first.


    Activities and Employment:

    12th Grade

    Starting Quarterback - WLN Varsity football team
    • Summer Employment with TKM landscaping firm and neighborhood yard work

    • Volunteer work coaching youth football camp for local teams

    • Fundraising activities to support WLN athletics boosters clubs

    • National Honor Society community service

    • Secretary of WLN Business Club

    11th Grade

    • Varsity Letter WLN football; all-Conference, hon. mention all-County, Academic All-State

    • Varsity Letter WLN Basketball; Coach’s ‘Knight Award’ for Teamwork and Leadership

    • Varsity Letter WLN Track; all-Conference, all-County, hon. Mention all-state, Team MVP

    • Academic Letter

    • Employment officiating for Little League baseball / Youth basketball leagues

    • Travel baseball with Warriors 16U team

    • Volunteer work at Food Bank Garden and St. Patrick’s parish, WLN Boosters fundraising

    • Founding Member and Charter Secretary of WLN business club
    10th Grade

    • Starting QB WLN JV football team

    • Varsity Letter WLN Basketball

    • Varsity Letter WLN Track and Field

    • Academic Letter

    • Travel Baseball with Warriors 15U team

    • Employment with youth sports officiating and landscaping work

    • Volunteer work with St. Patrick’s parish and WLN boosters fundraising
    9th Grade

    • Starting QB WLN Freshman football team

    • WLN Freshman Basketball

    • WLN Freshman Baseball

    • Travel Baseball with Warriors 14U team

    • Employment in neighborhood landscaping work

    • Volunteer work with St. Patrick’s parish
     
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