How To Write A Resume For Teens
Some employers may ask you for a resume. If you've never written a resume before, it can be difficult to know where to begin especially if you don't have any formal work experience. Including jobs like babysitting, pet sitting, lawn work and volunteering is a good place to start. The purpose of a resume is to list your work experience, but it is also a short summary of who you are and what you have accomplished so far.
Sections Of A Resume:
Your Personal Information - name, address, telephone number and email
2 Elm Street
Morristown, NJ 07960
Objective - a short description of who you are and what you are looking for. You can include your strengths, interests and skills.
"Outgoing high school honor student seeking a part-time job where I can expand my customer service skills"
Experience - Include all paid or volunteer work experience and list all work duties involved with the job.
Babysitter - Morristown, NJ
2016 - Present
- Provide childcare to multiple neighbors during the evenings and weekends.
Relay For Life Team Captain - Morristown, NJ
- Lead a team of high school students to fundraise for Relay For Life raising over $1,000
Education - list the school you are attending and the dates
Morristown High School, Morristown, NJ
2016 - 2020
Acheivements - list any awards you have received or major accomplishments
- Eagle Scout - 2016
- National Honor Society
Interests - list your special interests here
- Member of Morristown High School Football Team
Skills - list your skills and personal characteristics
- Proficent with internet, social media and Power Point
- Dedicated and hard worker
References - you don't have to list your references. You can provide them to the employer when requested
- Don't make up jobs on your resume. It will eventually come back to you and you can lose your job because of it.
- Don't send out your resume until you have checked it for errors.