A resume gives your high school student one chance to make a good impression. So how can you help your teen create a dynamic resume? On today’s Home School Heartbeat, host Mike Smith and his guest reveal one important strategy.
Today I’m joined by Alan Hudson, a marketing manager and homeschooling father of seven. Alan, welcome to the program!
Well, thank you for having me, Mike! It’s certainly my pleasure to share on this important topic.
Well, Alan, once a student has an updated resume, he or she will need to tailor it to each specific job that is applied for. How can homeschooled teens do that?
A resume is a portrait of the person applying for the position, but it is also a mirror that reveals the reflection of the ideal candidate. If possible, challenge the teen to place themselves in the position of the person reviewing the resume, and ask questions like, “What is it about this resume that shows that they are the best person for the job?” or, “Are there specific skills, or experiences or capabilities, that make this person perfect for our team?” Or, “What kinds of attitudes and soft skills—such as motivation and discipline—are revealed in the resume to indicate that they will be successful. Remember, it’s not about the applicant writing the resume, but the potential employer who is reading it.
Well, thank you, Alan, that’s very helpful, and really good insight! Until next time, I’m Mike Smith.