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School Counselor Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent School Counselor job postings. In other words, these are the most sought after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. Go to Sample Templates ↓ below to see how to include them on your resume.

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  • Student Counseling
  • Curriculum Development
  • Educational Leadership
  • Career Counseling
  • Staff Development
  • Classroom Management
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Small Group Counseling
  • Lesson Planning
  • Special Education
  • Community Outreach
  • K-12 Education
  • Psychotherapy
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Program Development
  • Higher Education
  • Educational Technology
  • Group Therapy
  • Elementary Education
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Resume Skills: Software

  • PowerSchool
  • Google Classroom
  • MS Office Suite
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Google for Education
  • Naviance College and Career Readiness
  • Schoology Learning Management System
  • Zoom teleconferencing
  • Student Information Systems (SIS)
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Zeemee

Resume Skills: Assessment Tools

  • Standardized Testing
  • Career Beliefs Inventory (CBI)
  • Career Decision-Making System (CDM)
  • Self-Directed Search (SDS)
  • Strong Interest Inventory
  • DISC Assessment
  • MMPI
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Resume Skills: Counseling Techniques

  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Student Advocacy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Humanistic Therapies
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Individual counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Crisis intervention
  • Educational consultations
  • Career counseling
  • Conflict resolution
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Certified)
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy

Resume Skills: Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Spanish (Fluent)
  • French

Resume Skills: Testing and Assessment

  • Behavioral Assessments
  • Developmental Testing
  • College and Career Readiness Assessments

Resume Skills: Technology

  • MS Office Suite
  • G Suite
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Zoom
  • Captivate Prime

Resume Skills: Behavioral Assessments

  • Vanderbilt Assessment Scale
  • Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment
  • Behavior Assessment System for Children
  • Conners Comprehensive Behavior Rating Scale

Resume Skills: Psychological assessments

  • Cognitive assessments
  • Behavioral and emotional assessments
  • Developmental assessments
  • Career interest inventories
  • DSM-5 Diagnostics
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Sample School Counselor Resume Examples: How To Include These Skills

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Your Name
School Counselor
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Resume Worded January 2020 - Present
Lead School Counselor
Incorporated psychotherapy techniques to enhance student mental health, with a significant decrease in referrals by 30%
Developed and implemented K-12 education curriculum focusing on career counseling, contributing to a 20% rise in college placements
Led staff development training on crisis intervention, resolving 90% of issues without escalating to the district level
Oversaw small group counseling sessions that contributed to a 40% improvement in behavioral incidents
Initiated a community outreach program that increased parent engagement by 50%
New Haven Public Schools May 2016 - December 2019
School Counselor
Devised individualized education plans for special education students, increasing their test scores by 15%
Implemented comprehensive lesson planning strategies that improved classroom management, reducing disruptions by 20%
Facilitated mental health counseling for students, helping decrease incidents of bullying by 25%
Bay Area Charter Schools June 2014 - April 2016
Guidance Counselor
Tailored high school curriculum with a focus on college readiness, leading to a 15% increase in university acceptances
Promoted higher education options amongst students, leading to a 20% increase in applications to colleges
Coordinated with the special education team to develop an inclusive program, reducing special education dropouts by 10%
EDUCATION
Resume Worded University May 2014
Master of Education - School Counseling
Concentration: School and Career Counseling, GPA: 3.7/4.0
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2010
Bachelor of Psychology
Minors in Sociology and Education
Awards: Dean's List 2010 (Top 10%)
SKILLS
Counseling Techniques: Individual Counseling, Group Counseling, Crisis Intervention, Student Advocacy
Educational Software: PowerSchool, Google Classroom, MS Office Suite
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Testing and Assessment: Behavioral Assessments, Developmental Testing, College and Career Readiness Assessments
OTHER
Certifications: National Certified Counselor (NCC), 2016
Leadership & Volunteering: American School Counselor Association (Membership Chair, 2018-Present)
Professional Development: Continuing Education Course: Trauma-Informed Care (2021), Webinar: Suicide Prevention in Schools (2022)
Publications: ‘Stress Management Techniques for High School Students’ – Published in National Counseling Journal 2019
Your Name
Career Counselor
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Coached.com January 2021 - Present
Senior Career Counselor
Designed and facilitated career development program, boosting job placement rates by 30%
Leveraged educational technology to develop an interactive career exploration web app, increasing student engagement by 25%
Oversaw group therapy sessions leading to a 40% improvement in student interpersonal skills
Spearheaded a community outreach program with local businesses, leading to a 50% increase in internships
Executed workshops highlighting innovative job search techniques, which increased student self-promotion skills by 35%
Florida State University August 2016 - December 2020
Career Counselor
Collaborated with faculty across diverse disciplines to integrate career counseling into curriculum, resulting in a 20% rise in student job offers
Created engaging lesson plans for career exploration courses that increased student course enrollment by 15%
Managed individual and group counseling sessions, boosting student confidence and employability skills by 30%
Miami Dade College May 2014 - July 2016
Academic Advisor
Initiated an innovative resume review session which resulted in a 10% increase in student job applications
Mentored students leading to an annual 15% increase in higher education degree completion
Conducted career exploration workshops which led to a 20% increase in internships among students
EDUCATION
Resume Worded University June 2016
Master of Education - School Counseling
Award: Dean's List 2016 (Top 10%)
Resume Worded Institute May 2014
Bachelor of Psychology
Minors in Human Resources and Education
Participated in College Student Development Theory
SKILLS
Counseling Techniques: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Multicultural Counseling, Humanistic Therapies
Career Assessment Tools: Standardized Testing, Career Beliefs Inventory (CBI), Career Decision-Making System (CDM), Self-Directed Search (SDS), Strong Interest Inventory
Technology: MS Office Suite, G Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Zoom, Captivate Prime
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Intermediate)
OTHER
Certifications: National Certified Counselor (NCC) - Awarded July 2020, Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC) - Awarded December 2020
Leadership & Volunteering: Counseling Association Executive Committee (Vice President), Volunteering at Resume Worded Foundation (Mentoring Program)
Professional Development: Regular attendance at Counseling and Development Workshops and Conferences
Projects: Designed and executed Career Guidance Program for over 1,000 students at Florida State University
Your Name
Guidance Counselor
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Resume Worded November 2019 - Present
Lead Guidance Counselor
Developed a comprehensive program for crisis intervention and mental health counseling, decreasing suspension rates by 25%
Implemented an elementary education curriculum, increasing overall student performance by 20%
Coordinated community outreach programs, resulting in a significant increase in student enrollment by 15%
Delivered small group counseling sessions which improved student interpersonal skills by 30%
Established a student mentor program which increased student retention by 10%
Los Angeles Unified School District June 2014 - October 2019
Guidance Counselor
Led a successful staff development program that increased teacher efficiency by 20%
Rolled out a curriculum focusing on career readiness, raising college acceptance rates by 15%
Implemented individual educational plans for special education students, improving graduation rate by 10%
Sacramento City College May 2013 - May 2014
Student Counselor
Conducted workshops on scholarship opportunities, leading to a 20% increase in scholarships awarded to students
Collaborated in the development of an online student counseling platform, improving engagement rates by 15%
Participated in the execution of a college education promotion campaign, increasing enrollment by 10%
EDUCATION
Resume Worded University May 2013
Master's in Education - School Counseling
Specialized coursework in behavior management and intervention strategies
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2010
Bachelor of Psychology
Minors in Child Development and Family Studies
Dean's List 2008-2010 (Top 15%)
SKILLS
Counseling Techniques: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Play Therapy, Conflict Resolution, Crisis Intervention
Software Proficiency: Microsoft Office Suite, Google for Education, Naviance College and Career Readiness, Schoology Learning Management System
Behavioral Assessments: Vanderbilt Assessment Scale, Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment, Behavior Assessment System for Children, Conners Comprehensive Behavior Rating Scale
OTHER
Certifications: Professional School Counselor Certification, American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Certified
Leadership & Volunteering: Former Board Member, Resume Worded High School Parent-Teacher Association; Volunteer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Professional Development & Conferences: Attended the 2018 ASCA Annual Conference on ‘School Counseling: Helping Students Realize Their Potential’
Your Name
High School Counselor
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Resume Worded January 2020 - Present
High School Counselor
Developed a comprehensive approach towards College Education Planning, impacting over 200 students by providing guidance to navigate college application processes, resulting in a 64% increase in college acceptances
Hosted a series of workshops on mental health, de-stressing and anxiety reducing techniques, enhancing the Psychological welfare for over 500 students, reducing incident cases by 75%
Played a key role in Curriculum Development and managed to launch comprehensive afterschool programs that boosted student engagement, leading to a 40% surge in afterschool participation
Redesigned the Student Counseling methodology and improved communication among students, teachers and parents, this enhanced the student's academic performance by 30%
Implemented preventive strategies for early detection of students who may need Special Education Assistance, aiding in a 60% decrease in late detections.
Coached.com January 2018 - December 2019
Middle School Counselor
Increased efficiency of Academic Advising by 80% by designing and implementing a proactive approach to engage teachers and parents
Developed career counselling modules that provided direction to 250+ students, resulting in the narrowing of educational and career paths
Leveraged educational technologies to extend mental health counseling to students, leading to a 45% increase in student welfare discussions.
Local District High School March 2012 - December 2017
Certified Teacher
Developed lesson plans used district-wide, adapting to K-12 Education standards, leading to a 30% improvement in test scores
Implemented strategies for Classroom Management resulting in a 20% decrease in disruptions and time wasted
Lead Teacher Training programs that boosted staff development and improved teaching techniques, leading to a 35% improvement in teaching quality.
EDUCATION
Resume Worded University December 2017
Master of Education (M.Ed) - School Counseling
Focus on Adolescent Psychology and Development
Graduated with Honors, top 5% of class
Resume Worded University May 2012
Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Psychology
Minors in Education and Sociology
Awards: Resume Worded Academic Excellence Award
SKILLS
Counseling Techniques: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Motivational Interviewing, Group Counseling
Administrative Platforms: PowerSchool, Naviance, Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite
Counseling Tools: Career Assessments, Interest Inventories, Personality Assessments, SAT/ACT test Prep Resources
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
OTHER
Certifications: National Certified School Counselor (NCSC), Certified Teacher - State
Professional Development: Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in Trauma-informed Counseling, Mental Health First Aid Training
Leadership & Volunteering: American School Counselor Association (Board Member), Central School District Wellness Committee (Volunteer)
Awards: School District Outstanding Service Award (2021), Coached.com Employee of the Year (2019)
Your Name
Student Transition Coordinator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Resume Worded February 2021 - Present
Student Transition Coordinator
Directed the college transition process for 300+ High School Students, leading to an overall 70% successful transition rate
Designed and implemented programs for college readiness, ensuring students meet entrance requirements and preparing them for future academic workload, resulting in a 60% increase in preparedness scores
Initiated, established and maintained partnerships with colleges and universities for scholarships, leading to a 40% increase in scholarship grants for students.
Developed a skill development module that boosts self-sufficiency in new college students, causing a 50% reduction in students facing transition difficulties
Coordinated with high school counselors for seamless transition, ensuring 100% transparency and communication
Coached.com August 2018 - January 2021
Guidance Counselor
Improved the Student Counseling Program, leading to a 70% reduction in student issues and increased academic success
Organized Career Counseling seminars for 250+ students to aid them in choosing suitable career paths
Implemented a peer support program, which resulted in a 30% decrease in student personal issues.
Developed an efficient Educational Leadership program, providing mentorship for aspiring student leaders.
Local District High School February 2013 - July 2018
Middle School Teacher
Led Teacher Training workshops to refine teaching methods and integrate technological tools in teaching, increasing lesson engagement by 40%
Designed a unique curriculum that improved students' critical thinking and problem-solving skills, leading to a 30% improvement in statewide assessment scores
EDUCATION
Resume Worded University May 2008
Master of Education - Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Specialization in Transition Services and Career Development
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2012
Bachelor of Arts - Education
Minors in Psychology and Adolescent Development
Awards: Resume Worded Academic Fellow (highest GPA in Education degree), Dean's List 2010-2012 (Top 10%)
SKILLS
Counseling Techniques: Career Counseling, Academic Counseling, Developmental Counseling, Crisis Intervention, Behavioral Therapy
Education Tools: Blackboard, Moodle, Canvas, Google Education Suite, Turnitin, Zoom for Education
Assessment Tests: SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, Academic Achievement, Personality Assessment
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), Sign Language (Conversational)
OTHER
Certifications: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), National Board Certified Counselor (NBCC)
Leadership & Volunteering: Mentor at Big Brothers Big Sisters, Volunteer at Local Youth Center, Team Lead for Citywide College Fair
Projects: Developed and implemented a district-wide student transition program which increased graduation rates by 10%
Conferences & Workshops: Presenter at Annual Conference for School Counselors, Attendee at Transition Services Workshop
Your Name
School Counseling Program Director
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Resume Worded April 2019 - Present
School Counseling Program Director
Spearheaded a new comprehensive approach to the program development, which led to a 20% increase in program engagement
Led a team of 15 counselors, providing them with the necessary training and resources, improving counseling efficiency by 80%
Directed the development of innovative academic advising techniques, leading to a 30% increase in student applications to universities
Created partnerships with Local Community Services to expand Community Outreach Programs, resulting in enlarging the program base by 50%
Launched a Career Counseling module that assisted 200+ students in identifying and pursuing meaningful careers paving the way for future success
Coached.com April 2015 - March 2019
High School Counselor
Pioneered the use of Educational Technology in counseling, improving remote access for students by 60%
Developed a preventive approach to identify students needing Special Education, reducing late detection cases by 40%
Created workshops on stress management to ensure Mental Health Counseling for all students
National High School February 2011 - March 2015
Certified School Teacher
Devised lesson plans adhering to K-12 Education standards for 200+ students across multiple grade levels
Pioneered a positive reinforcement Classroom Management strategy that reduced disciplinary issues by 30%
Mentored and trained newly hired teachers, enhancing staff development and performance.
EDUCATION
Resume Worded Academic Center April 2015
Master of Education - School Counseling
Graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors
Resume Worded University March 2011
Bachelor of Science - Psychology
Minors in Childhood Development and Sociology
Top 10% of class
SKILLS
Counseling Techniques: Crisis Intervention, Group Therapy, Behavioral Assessment, Child and Adolescent Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing
Software Proficiency: Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive, Scheduling software, Student Database Systems, Zoom, Slack
Frameworks: IEP Development, Solution-focused counseling, ASCA National Model, Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), Response to Intervention (RTI)
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), French (Conversational)
OTHER
Certifications: National Board Certified School Counselor, Certified School Psychologist
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer Director at Local Community Mental Health Foundation
Professional Associations: Member of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
Continuing Education: Completed professional development courses on Mindfulness in School Counseling, Child Trauma: Causes, Consequences and Intervention Strategies
Your Name
Youth Counselor
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Resume Worded January 2019 - Present
Senior Youth Counselor
Cultivated 12 new community outreach programs, enhancing youth involvement by 45%
Spearheaded mental health counseling sessions for over 30 at-risk youths, prompting improvements in behavior and educational performance
Pioneered the use of group therapy sessions at our center, resulting in a 30% increase in shared group solutions and peer relationships
Developed a unique program for individual counselling, leading to a 40% improvement in youths' personal mental health goals
Initiated event planning for annual fundraiser, raising over $20,000 for our program development annually
Coached.com July 2016 - December 2018
Youth Counselor
Designed and executed cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) sessions for 25 youths weekly, reducing negative behavior by 38%
Launched 5 new youth mentoring programs, increasing youth development by 28%
Incorporated more holistic treatment strategies which lead to a significant decrease in crisis intervention situations by 35%
Boys & Girls Clubs of America May 2013 - June 2016
Junior Youth Counselor
Managed a caseload of over 30 at-risk youth while maintaining strict adherence to organizational policy
Assisted senior counselors in administering group therapy, leading to better youth at risk management
Implemented a psychotherapy based module leading to a reduction in incidents of destructive behavior by 25%
EDUCATION
Resume Worded University June 2014
Master of Arts in Youth Development and Counseling
Focused on counseling strategies specifically for youth and adolescents
Resume Worded Institute May 2013
Certification in Crisis Intervention
Part-time course undertaken whilst working for Boys & Girls Clubs of America
SKILLS
Counseling Techniques: Behavioral Analysis, Group Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Motivational Interviewing
Programming: MS Office Suite, CMS, Zoho Recruit, TimeCamp, WorkDay
OTHER
Certifications: Certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid, US Red Cross CPR/AED certification
Volunteering: Active Volunteer, Feed My Starving Children Organization, Various Leadership roles at local community centers
Projects: Organized and led 'Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies' youth wellness camp
Your Name
Juvenile Counselor
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Resume Worded March 2017 - Present
Lead Juvenile Counselor
Managed a team of 5 counselors, improving team efficiency by training them in new therapeutic crisis intervention techniques
Led a program for child development, resulting in a 25% increase in children reaching developmental milestones
Implemented unique community outreach initiatives, resulting in a 40% increase in participant numbers
Managed the case management system, streamlining processes and saving an average of 10 hours per week
Used CBT strategies, reducing incidences of youth violence by 30%
YMCA June 2014 - February 2017
Juvenile Counselor
Delivered focused mental health counseling resulting in 50% of clients showing improved school performance
Managed social services cases for over 40 youths, ensuring they received necessary support and intervention
Implemented a youth mentoring program which improved overall Youth Services scores by 35%
Planned Parenthood August 2011 - May 2014
Counselor Assistant
Assisted in coordinating nonprofit organization events, raising over $15,000 in funding
Aided in delivering counseling sessions, seeing a 20% improvement in client mental health
Assisted in the administration of group sessions, leading to a 15% increase in conflict resolution scenarios
EDUCATION
Resume Worded University Dec 2016
Master of Science in Clinical Counseling
Specialization in Youth and Adolescent Counseling
Resume Worded Institute May 2011
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Minor: Sociology
Award: Dean's List 2010/2011 (Top 5%)
SKILLS
Counseling Techniques: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family and Group Therapy, Trauma-Informed Care, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing
Assessment and Evaluation: Behavioral Assessment, Risk Assessment, Psychosocial Evaluation, Crisis Intervention Planning, Substance Abuse Screening
Tools & Software: MS Office (Proficient), SPSS (Intermediate), Photoshop (for therapeutic art project use) (Basic)
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Your Name
Youth Advocate
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Resume Worded June 2020 - Present
Lead Youth Advocate
Developed a 5-step program promoting youth development, with 90% of participants showing increased self-confidence
Coordinated mental health counseling for over 50 youths, maintaining strict confidentiality
Shaped crisis intervention measures, culminating in a drop in crisis events by 30%
Lead youth mentoring initiative, resulting in a 20% decrease in at-risk behavior
Directed event planning for community engagement, yielding a 54% increase in youth program participation
Barnardo's February 2017 - May 2020
Youth Advocate
Co-ordinated program development activities, leading to a 35% increase in funding
Used CBT techniques to manage a case load of 30 youth clients, improving mental health status by 33%
Mentored a group of at-risk youth which led to a 29% reduction in negative incidences
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America May 2014 - January 2017
Program Assistant
Assisted in designing individual therapy plans, producing a 20% decrease in behavioral issues
Provided psychotherapy aid in sessions with clients which resulted in improved mental stability
Coordinated youth services for the organization, resulting in a 15% increase in efficiency
EDUCATION
Resume Worded Academic Center December 2016
Master of Education in Youth Development Leadership
Focused on child development, youth programming and organization management
Resume Worded University May 2014
Bachelor of Science in Youth and Community Studies
Major specialization in social work, minors in sociology and psychology
Awards: Dean's List 2014 (Top 10% in Class)
SKILLS
Community Outreach: Public Speaking, Collaboration, Child Advocacy, Crisis Intervention, Case Management, Event Planning
Technical Tools: Microsoft Office Suite (Advanced), G Suite (Intermediate), Student Information Systems (Intermediate)
Therapeutic Techniques: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, Motivational Interviewing
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), French (Conversational)
OTHER
Certifications: Certified Child and Youth Care Practitioner (2020), Child Welfare Specialist Certification (2018), Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Certified Instructor (2017)
Leadership & Volunteering: Mentor for Youth at Risk (2016-2020), Volunteer at City Youth Club (2014-2017)
Awards & Recognition: Barnardo's Employee of the Year (2019), Big Brothers Big Sisters Outstanding Leadership Award (2016)
Continuing Education: Child Protection Law Seminar (2020), National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (2019)

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Go through the School Counselor posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Staff Development, Curriculum Development and Career Counseling are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

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Add industry skills like Educational Leadership and Classroom Management.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Mental Health Counseling, Small Group Counseling and Student Counseling - into your resume if they're relevant.

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Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like K-12 Education, Group Therapy and Crisis Intervention - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

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Show examples of where you trained people.

On School Counselor resumes, you should give specific accomplishments that involve you training others, whether that's in your team or other stakeholders.

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Try to add the exact job title, School Counselor, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.

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What skills should you add to a School Counselor resume?

On top School Counselor resumes, skills like Student Counseling, Curriculum Development, Educational Leadership, Career Counseling, Staff Development, Classroom Management, Mental Health Counseling and Small Group Counseling appear most often.

Depending on the exact role you're applying to, skills like Group Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Community Outreach, K-12 Education and Higher Education can also be effective keywords to include on your resume.

What are the differences in resume skills between a High School Counselor and an Elementary School Counselor?

If you are writing a High School Counselor resume, try to emphasize skills like Student Counseling, Career Counseling, Educational Leadership, Curriculum Development, Staff Development, Classroom Management, Higher Education and Lesson Planning.

Similarly, if you are writing an Elementary School Counselor resume, emphasize skills like Small Group Counseling, Elementary Education, Crisis Intervention, Group Therapy, Psychotherapy, Individual Counselling and Mental Health.

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