A recent article in Education Week brought attention to the fact that high school students do not place volunteer work on their resumés. Senior contributing editor Catherine Gewertz writes about what she discovered while participating as a "mock interviewer" during a career-building event at a local high school. Gewertz learned most students do not list the jobs they do for free — jobs ranging from taking care of siblings to helping organize church fundraisers to helping neighbors with home improvement tasks. The career coordinator interviewed in the article said students usually leave this type of work off their resumes because they “don’t correlate it with leadership.”
When have you been a leader?
When have you created change?
What type of trail have you left behind?
What are you forgetting to include in your resumé or statement of qualifications?
What I Learned from Helping Students Build Resumé and Interview Skills