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Creating Your High School Resume Third Edition

A Step-by-Step Guide to Preparing an Effective Resume for College, Training, and Jobs

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Creating Your High School Resume Third Edition
ISBN: 978-1-59357-662-2
Order 20 or more copies of the workbook and receive a free copy of Creating Your High School Resume Instructor's Guide on CD-ROM.

This classroom-tested workbook shows students how to turn courses, activities, natural abilities, and accomplishments into resumes that get results—no work experience needed. An important aspect of creating resumes is that students learn to articulate what they have to offer.

Students answer straightforward questions to quickly define their skills and interests. They build their own resumes, step by step. Many case studies and examples show students firsthand how to focus, organize, write, format, and use resumes.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Knowing What a Resume Is and Why You Need One
Chapter 2: Understanding Resume Types and Keywords
Chapter 3: Writing Your Resume One Section at a Time
Chapter 4: Describing Your Skills
Chapter 5: Formatting Your Resume for Electronic and Paper Applications
Chapter 6: Applications, Questionnaires, Essays, Cover Letters, Reference Lists, and Thank-You Letters
Chapter 7: High School and College Student Resume Case Studies
Chapter 8: Job and Internship Search Tips



Author Bio

Kathryn Kraemer Troutman is the author of Federal Resume Guidebook and Creating Your High School Resume. She is the founder and president of The Resume Place, Inc., in Baltimore, Maryland, specializing in writing and designing professional federal and private-sector resumes, as well as coaching and educating on the federal hiring process. For the past 30 years, Troutman has managed her Professional Writing and Consulting Practice, Publishing and Federal Career Training business, and with her team of 20 Certified Federal Resume Writers, The Resume Place advises and writes more than 300 federal resumes per month for military, private industry, and federal clients worldwide.

Internationally recognized as the "Federal Resume Guru" by federal jobseekers and federal human resources specialists, Troutman created the outline format resume, which became the accepted federal resume standard in 1995.

Troutman is an in-demand, government contract career trainer, who has trained thousands of federal employees in writing federal resumes, KSAs, Resumix, USAJOBS and Quickhire resumes for more than 150 federal agencies in the United States and Europe. Her federal career training courses and publications are listed on the GSA Schedule for government agency purchase.

Troutman currently serves as Monster’s federal career coach expert and writes a monthly column. She has been quoted and published hundreds of times on the topic of federal resume writing and job search through syndicated news articles by Joyce Lain Kennedy and numerous career columnists. Troutman is a frequent guest on the Washington Post’s Federal Diary Live On-Line and FederalNewsRadio.com.

Troutman is a member of the Professional Resume Writing Association, National Resume Writer’s Association, Publisher’s Marketing Association, and the Association of Women’s Business Owners.

For interview requests or questions about Troutman, contact Selena Dehne at sdehne@jist.com or (651) 215-7548.

"Using this book as a reference guide for interview preparation, resume development, cover letter writing, and networking will help students position themselves for success in the college admissions process and in the workplace. With these arenas of development on one's career path becoming increasingly competitive, it is essential to take advantage of resources such as this book."
—David C. Weeks, director, Civic Leadership and Community Service Programs, Glenelg Community School, Howard County, Maryland

"We have purchased the workbook and the teacher's guide for all 12 of our high schools. It is an excellent resource to support the resume-writing portion of the curriculum."
—Paula Blake, instructional facilitator, Career Connections, Howard County, Maryland