Your resume is an important tool to advance your educational and professional career. It outlines your skills, accomplishments, work experience, and many more aspects that employers, scholarships opportunities, and educational programs look for.
Many times, high school students believe that because they do not have work experience that they should not start a resume. However, crafting a resume in high school can help you stand out from other applicants and showcase why you are a unique fit and ideal candidate.
The big question: how do you showcase your skills without having work experience?
Volunteer! Volunteering helps you develop skills such as discipline, and teamwork. By volunteering, you gain experience working with others which helps polish your communication and people skills. Not only do you gain skills by volunteering, but you can also explore different careers while doing so. By volunteering in a variety of places you can learn about various industries and careers. As a result, volunteering provides an opportunity for career exposure. Lastly, volunteering helps you get involved, give back, and build connections with your community.
Don’t know where to volunteer? Check out the list below!
HandsOn Greater Phoenix
1125 E. Southern Ave. Ste. 200, Mesa, AZ 85204
Arizona Helping Hands, Inc.
3110 E. Thunderbird Rd., Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85032
St. Vincent de Paul
420 W. Watkins Road, Phoenix, AZ 85003
St. Mary’s Food Bank
2831 N. 31st Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85009