How to build your resume right from school πŸš€

Lifestyle Oct 5, 2021

It would be an understatement to say that school years are the most energetic years of your life. Sure, they're super fun and hectic too, but the energy that you contain in school is exceptional. 🀯

Uncountable crowds of people who've finished school look back at those years and wonder how were they juggling school, tuitions, an active social life, homework, extra-curriculars, puberty and a budding tuition crush, all at once. πŸ€ΉπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Well, the answer might vary. Some might credit young age for it, some might say that the multi-tasking gods had bestowed their blessings upon them. πŸ™ŒπŸ» Whatever the reason might be, it is quite justified if you want to display the plethora of things you're doing in school on paper, as a 'resume' or a 'portfolio'! πŸ“ƒ

Before the corporate jargon scares you off, lets start with a brief explanation of what exactly a 'resume' is! πŸ€” Simply put, a resume is a document where you compile your background, skills and accomplishments. This compilation doesn't have to be a text document, specially in today's times. It can be anything your creativity can think of - from videos to a website, everything counts.

Now that we've got the basics, let's break it down and help you draft a resume that would put Sharma Ji ka beta to shame. 😎

Your Introduction

Begin with your resume by including your name, location and contact details in this section. πŸ“ƒ Feel like your Instagram showcases your skills and talents, and is worth checking out? Or do you already have a linked-in profile? You can totally add it here! βœ…


The background of your resume has to lay down the basic stuff in an organized manner. Here's what to include:

  • Academics: This will include the subjects you study, the name of your institute, and the grades you're getting
  • Extra-curricular: President of the Literary Club? Volunteer at an NGO every weekend? House Captain or Prefect for the School Council? You can jazz up your resume by including these too! Remember to switch them with other relevant positions as you grow up. πŸ˜„


This section will include any skills you might have picked up over the years. You don't have to be a pro at everything, knowing the basics counts too! πŸ€ΉπŸ»β€β™€οΈ Some cool things would be knowing basic graphic design, coding, MS-office, video editing, or blog writing. You can mention the languages you speak as well. The list goes on and it's different for everybody, so fret not! Let your personality shine through. 🌈


Have a plethora of certificates, medals and trophies to show off? 😍 This is the section where you can humble-brag with full authority! Make sure that you explain what the achievement is about succinctly, it should be precise, and a chronological order always helps. πŸ™ŒπŸ»

Building that Resume βš’

Now that we're clear about what constitutes a resume, here are some tips that can help you build it right from school! ✨

πŸ’ͺ🏻 Participate: Trust us when we say this, school is the best place for you to explore and come out of your shell! Don't shy away from asking teachers for guidance, or a hype-up sesh from your squad and then get out there. Participate in extra-curriculars that interest you! Don't know where to start? Even better! Try a bit of everything and decide. The experience is thrilling! 🀩

πŸš€ Upskill: Building a resume is like climbing a ladder, and upskilling is the most important part of it! What it essentially means is to amp up your existing skill-set. Like to paint? Try delving into basic graphic design! If you like to read and write, try starting a small online blog. Giving your skills a glow-up is going to boost your resume to the next level! 🌟

πŸ‘€ Innovate: Don't be afraid to think out of the box and execute your ideas! There are so many events out there that provide you a nurturing space to think, learn and achieve. Look out for hackathons, workshops and the likes. 🧠

🀝🏻 Volunteer: Sensitization towards social issues is a very relevant and important part of everybody's life, and it holds an important spot in your resume as well. Make sure you volunteer towards helping any cause that speaks to you. πŸ˜‡

πŸ“‹ Look for internships: There are several opportunities out there for school kids that will definitely be the cherry on top of the cake! πŸ’ Look for campus ambassador programs, along with other volunteering and internship offers!

πŸ”₯ Go all out: If you've read this blog till here, you would be familiar with the basic outline and purpose of the whole thing. That's honestly the biggest takeaway. Keep that in mind along with the fact that your resume doesn't have to be a traditional text document. If you wanna go crazy and create a website about yourself, don't hesitate! It's all about how your creativity wants to present yourself. πŸ₯°

Have any further questions? DM us on Instagram and we'll try answering them! πŸ™ŒπŸ»

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