What will a future employer want to know about your teen’s homeschool education? HSLDA High School Coordinator Becky Cooke joins host Mike Smith on today’s Home School Heartbeat to share how your high schooler’s education can shine on a resume.
Becky, homeschooled teens have an education to be proud of—but homeschooling can be difficult to describe to people who are unfamiliar with it, such as prospective employers. What do you suggest that a homeschooled teen should include in the all-important education section of a resume?
Well, since every resume includes the expected academic achievements, homeschoolers will want to indicate the level of education attained, as well as the most difficult level of courses taken, such as AP, honors, or college prep courses. Such courses will highlight the teen’s motivation and independent learning skills. If the teen has an excellent GPA, and high SAT/ACT scores, then these should be prominent on the resume. She may also want to note specific courses taken, relating to the position she’s seeking. If the teen has received honors such as National Merit Scholar, dean’s list through college dual-enrollment, or is a member of an honor society, include these in the academic achievement section.
Mike, you know how important a professional-looking resume is, so if parents and students want more in-depth information and resources on how to create one, they can visit our Homeschooling through High School website.
Well, thank you, Becky. This additional information will certainly boost a resume. And until next time, I’m Mike Smith.