If you have experienced
frustration using the resume templates in Microsoft Word, you may want
to try the one that we created especially for high school students. We
understand that you may not have the professional experiences that are
taken for granted in typical resume templates.
to open the Resume Template
|What we include
in our template:
||Some helpful hints:
- The template is, in reality,
only a pre-formatted table created in Microsoft Word 2000.
- It may be helpful, once you
have opened the template, to go to "Tables" on the toolbar and select "Show
Gridlines." This will give you an idea of how the template has been planned
- Before you start, you may want
to click on different lines of text in the template. There is a box in
the upper left-hand corner just above your document that will tell you
the specific formatting for every line. If you lose the right formatting,
you can click in this box and restore the appropriate formatting.
- Try to keep your resume to one
page if at all possible. The top and bottom margins have been set to 1"
and the left and right margins have been set to 1.25". You may adjust these
margins by clicking on File, Page Setup, Margins. You may also "tweak"
the template by positioning your cursor on any line on the table and clicking
and dragging the lines of the table to adjust the sizes of the boxes in
- Sometimes when you press enter
at the end of a line the template thinks you want to go to another section
and leaves too much white space. Simply hold the Shift key down and then
press enter and it will take you down one line.
Good luck! If you have any
questions about using the template, please contact the Naples High School
Library Media Center staff or send an E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org