Career Counseling: Building a Resume

An important part of being a school counselor is helping students prepare for jobs, internships, and career paths they might be interested in during highschool and beyond. This course will show you how to advise students on creating resumes that are professional and in line with current hiring practices and industry trends. You will become familiar with the major components of a resume and modern format options as well as how to use them successfully to best compliment your students’ experience and fields of interest.

In this course, you will:

  • Recognize the most important components of a resume,
  • Distinguish between different types of resumes and the purpose of using each as part of the job search process,
  • Describe structures that can be used to display and share resumes digitally,
  • Investigate current talent acquisition trends as they relate to applicant resume use, and
  • Develop a resource library to support students in constructing resumes that align with employers’ expectations.

Who should take this course?


What grade level(s) does this course apply to?

High School

Course Partner


Course Vendor

Michigan Virtual

Limited Course Capacity

We’re sorry to inform you that we have reached capacity for several of our Semester 1 and Trimester 1 courses. You’ll notice when attempting to enroll students in our Student Learning Portal that some courses are unavailable. While we are no longer accepting new enrollments for these courses at this time, many courses continue to remain open for enrollment.

With many students across the state 100% remote, demand for our online courses is greater than ever before. Because every course we offer is taught by a Michigan-certified teacher, this high volume of enrollments has created capacity issues for our teachers who provide each and every student with individual feedback.

While the Michigan Virtual team anticipated and planned for significant increases in student enrollments this Fall, the increased demand we’ve experienced has been unprecedented. As a result, we are taking steps to hire even more part-and full-time teachers to support larger numbers of student enrollments for Semester 2 as well as for Trimester 2 and 3. 

For schools that still need online learning options this year, please fill out the form at the bottom of our virtual pathways page to meet with someone to discuss other solutions. While some of our teacher-led courses are full, we may still have the capacity to help you in upcoming terms or can discuss timing to implement a whole-school or collaborative program in which local teachers from your school/district use our online course content to teach students. We also have free course content and resources available for you to use.

We know this is an incredibly stressful time for all, and we’re sorry if the courses you’re looking for are unavailable. We never want to turn away a student who wants to learn from us. Our top concern, however, is student success, and we have a policy to not take on additional enrollments if we cannot guarantee that all students will have a quality online learning experience. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the unusually high volume of enrollments we are receiving.