From working papers, to college applications, to resumes you have to be sure you know how to market yourself effectively to get where you want to go in life.
Personally, I do not have a whole lot of job experience. Most of the work I did in high school was volunteer and/or charity work through various organizations (Key Club International, Red Cross, EMS, etc). When applying for my first full-time job over the summer, I was asked to put together a resume and it was most definitely lack luster.
I was never taught how to draft a resume, what information to include or what a professional tone really was. I fared well though considering I was hired full-time, but I knew my resume definitely needed work.
The articles we read were literally step-by-step directions for not only writing or refining a resume, but also for query letters, graduate school applications and cover letters.
I plan on keeping these documents at the back of my files as references for life. With a younger sister still in high school, ready to enter the workforce, this set of knowledge is definitely worth keeping around.