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Even a High School Resume Can Be Impactful

Creating your first resume is tough. You don’t have much experience, but can’t just leave most of it blank. Eden’s resume is an inspiring example of just what you can do with a resume before you even finish high school. His high school resume highlights his academics, work ethic, and passions just as well as someone with decades of experience.

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Eden Ivancich’s career
Teenager, Volunteer, Student, Leader, Amateur Cook
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Why Eden’s High School Resume Works

How can someone without much work experience still create a memorable and impactful resume? Eden’s resume shows us how.

  • Step 1: It doesn’t pretend to be something it’s not

    From the content to the tone, it never pretends to be something other than a high school resume. So instead of trying to hide that, Eden embraces it. His resume mentions his schoolwork, the ubiquitous Youtube watching of modern high school students, and his struggle to save for his first car.

  • Step 2: It finds unique ways to show experience

    Instead of leaving this section blank, Eden’s resume focuses on volunteer experience and even experiences in his classes. This expanded idea of what “experience” is allows for him to highlight more of his interests and accomplishments. Add to this his caravan restoration project and you have enough content to fill a solid page of a resume.

  • Step 3: It shows his passions

    From Liverpool Football to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Eden’s resume gives great examples of what he cares most about. The result is that it goes a long way toward painting a picture of him as a person: his strengths, weaknesses, and what he truly loves doing.

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