Résumé Writing For Young Adults

Truth be told, it is difficult for high school students to write a meaningful résumé. Can it be done? Of course. Should it be done? Definitely!

Beginning in the 9th grade year, students can be taught the basics of what a résumé is and why individuals need a good one. This instruction should also encourage students to spend their four years of high school building marketable job skills and abilities, achieving awards and honors, and serving their community in a variety of activities and endeavors.

After writing and teaching a condensed résumé course and adapting it for Christian workers, it became apparent that an edition for high school and early college aged students was needed.

Available since March of 2103, the young adults Career & Technical Edition includes a complete section on preparation for the FFA CDE (Career Development Events) competition.

A teacher’s edition for this edition will be available in early summer 2015.


FFA Leaders and FFA Job Interview competitors, this is the ultimate resource for writing résumés. YRACC© For Young Adults is focused on teaching high school students and early college undergrads the art of résumé writing. It is clearly not just another résumé book. This text is an actual instructional study course developed from the author’s three-hour group workshop presentation and more than 20 years of experience writing résumés and teaching résumé writing – an in-depth teaching tool that you will not commonly find in most available résumé writing books. 
21st Century high school students graduate from school with a portfolio that virtually always includes a résumé and letters of recommendation. It is disturbing how many of those résumés could be described as pitiful! Résumé writing for high school-aged students presents special challenges that most résumé writing books on the market today do not address. 
YRACC© is the classroom instructor or home-school parent’s best resource for truly teaching the skill of résumé writing. The short course includes the all-important component of pre-resume skills assessment, including worksheets. Once skills are assessed and information is gathered, the course enters the next step: the art of résumé writing. Each section has an end-of-section worksheet asking questions to cement the knowledge gained in that section. The final section covers FFA CDE Interview Competition Preparation. 
An accompanying Teacher’s Edition will soon be available from The WORD Company USA. The Teacher’s Edition includes relevant EALRs, GLEs and lesson plans. Complete unit takes approximately 5-8 classroom hours. Make sure you purchase the Teacher’s Edition with the green cover graphic. The blue one goes with a different textbook.

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