A few good tips from Twice the College Advice. Additionally, I suggest having a professional (or at least your parent) review the document. Many parents, if not recently, have at some point had to create, update and edit a resume of their own – so getting their input would be helpful. If including a resume with your college application, you have to be sure that it not only matches, but supports the activities and experiences you have included in the Common Application. Many adcom look to the resume (or activity sheet) for supplemental information on what can only be listed briefly in the application – so this is important. Use the resume to your advantage and make it work for, not against you!