You are never to young to learn how to write a resume. Even early on when you first start looking for a job as a teenager, a resume can help you to stand out from other applicants and show that you are serious about the job. You can write a resume without actual job experience, as most younger adults may not have any. This will help you to create an attractive resume no matter how much (or little) experience you may have.

 

resumeMake use of programs like Microsoft Word, as they have great templates that can give you an excellent idea of how you can write your resume. At the top of the resume, you need to be sure that you have all of the proper contact information written clearly. As a younger adult, you may have an email address that you may think is funny or cool but may not necessarily be a professional one. Create an email that is more professional for your resume and job search, such as something like (your.name)@gmail.com. If you have an email that is offensive or seems like a joke, you run the risk of not even being considered for a job interview.

Another big part of the resume is a career objective. However unless this is a career that you are trying to get into forever, this part may not be necessary. If you do not have any job experience, there are things that you can put into your resume that will help you to get the job. Discuss what grade level you are in and if you have good grades, include them in this area. You should also highlight any achievements that you may have, even if you do not think it is relevant. Include any awards that you have received at school as well as any extra-curricular activities that you may participate in. You should especially note anything where you have taken a leadership role in. Other things that should be mentioned here where you would put your work experience is any charitable work and any achievements you have accomplished at school. This is also the place where you would mention any skills that you may have, such as computer skills, languages, and anything else that may be relevant to your potential employers. Resumes should include references, interests, any work experience, and should have a very clean layout and free from spelling errors.

Your resume can give your potential employer more information about who you are as a person and an employee that cannot be expressed in a job application. There is a lot more to who you are as a potential employee than just your age and whatever you can write down in small spaces on a single paper. A resume can give a potential employer a total picture of who you are, which can be especially beneficial to you if you do not have a lot of on the job experience. Take the opportunity with your resume to show off just how great you are.

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