Resume Templates: Guidance Counselor


Guidance counselors are essential in day-to-day school management. Show employers that you are an essential addition to their schools with a standout resume. Having a great resume to market yourself takes off some of the pressure of a stressful job search.


While writing your guidance counselor resume, be sure to highlight your communication and public speaking skills. As a guidance counselor, you will be required to talk with students, parents, and various members of the community. You will also need to be comfortable speaking in front of a class, auditorium, and in small groups. Make sure you showcase these skills on your resume.


Check out our guidance counselor resume templates for more ideas on how to create your stellar resume.


Resume Templates: Guidance Counselor

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Emily Latela

100 Broadway Lane

New Parkland, CA, 91010

Cell: (555) 987-1234



Dedicated Guidance Counselor who wants to do whatever is necessary to open up opportunities for students to succeed. Adept at discussing future plans with students, creating networks of organizations that can offer students opportunities and planning beneficial activities with teachers and administrators. Specializes in middle and high school students.



  • Certified guidance counselor with current credentials

  • Has a very high percentage of students who graduate

  • Enjoys working closely with parents to help students succeed

  • Excellent activities planning abilities

  • Able to network with local and regional organizations to create opportunities for students

  • Extremely dedicated to doing the best job possible


Work Experience

July 2011 to February 2015 Cross High School – New Parkland, CA Guidance Counselor

  • Worked closely with students, teachers and administrators to bring in grief counselors during school tragedies.

  • Helped to organize several successful job fairs and college fairs that parents enjoyed immensely.

  • Often reached out to local businesses to have owners come in and talk to the students.

November 2003 to July 2011 Gardner Middle School – New Parkland, CA Guidance Counselor

  • Helped to create the policies regarding students taking standardized testing.

  • Coordinated a night each month where parents could come to the school and talk to students and administrators.

  • Developed a regular program where high school guidance counselors would come to answer student questions about the transition.

June 1994 to November 2003 Christine High School – New Parkland, CA Guidance Counselor

  • Helped author policies to help children from broken homes.

  • Worked closely with parents of children who had Ivy League ambitions.



1994 Abel College, New Parkland, CA Master's Degree, Education