8 Resume Tips for Teens

A Resume is a one-of-a-kind marketing communication, a self-promotional document that presents the applicant in the best possible light for the purpose of getting invited to a job interview. It should be appropriate to each applicant’s situation. A well-written resume makes the applicant stand out as a superior candidate for a job he or she is seeking.

Teens who are only applying for a summer job or part-time job, still need a resume. A resume will give the applicant the extra edge to get that job. Preparing a resume is a good way to practice for a full-time job in the future as well. In addition, a resume is a simple, compact way to keep track of the applicants’ accomplishments including awards, activities, and employment history. Here are 8 great tips as a brief guide and offer the applicant the most basic principles of writing a highly effective resume.

  1. To decide on a job objective that can be stated in a shot phrase or sentence.
  2. Decide whether to use a chronological resume or a Functional one. The chronological format is widely preferred by employers. If the applicant stays in the same field with many experiences, chronological resume works well. If the applicant want to change fields, or has an advantage in some aspects, should use functional format to highlight that, and be sure to include a clear chronological work history as well. For teens, use the combination of the two would be more efficient.
  3. The resume content should be about the applicant’s achievement and potential skills fitting to the possible job. A good resume predicts how the applicant might perform in that desired future job.
  4. The resume serves one main purpose to prompt an employer or recruiter to call for an interview. Instead of worrying about exceeding one page or two pages, pay attention to the quality of the information. It is recommended that for most students job seekers with less than five years of experience usually do not require a resume longer than one page.
  5. When looking for a job, the disadvantage of teens is usually they have little or no job experience. Teens should take advantage of the experience on any tasks and projects show responsibility to potential employers. Volunteer experience, extra-curricular activities, and even courses that might be helpful in the job are also good things to list.
  6. A well-written resume should not be fancy. In general a simple resume is always the best. Print on white paper with text clarity.
  7. Use results-oriented way to impress an employer. For example, first state the problem that existed in the workplace, and then describe what the applicant did, and finally point out the beneficial results.
  8. Use some phrases such as “achieved something” instead of “completed something” to improve the resume.

3 thoughts on “8 Resume Tips for Teens

  1. 就业不容易,这八种方法很好,相信这会对大学以上的学生求职确实有很大的指导作用.


    [english]
    To find a job is not easy, I believe these eight very good ways will act a guiding role for students, especially for college students to find a great job.
    [/english]
    [japanese]
    仕事を見つけるのは簡単なことではないです。 これらの8つのとても良い方法は学生に役立つと思います。特に、大学生に。
    [/japanese]

  2. 每个人早晚都会工作,我赞成,能打工的尽早去打工,积累知识,积累经验,为社会做了功贡献,也为自己一生健康发展,铺平道路.


    [english]
    Sooner or later everyone will work, I agree to work as soon as possible, to accumulate knowledge and experience, to contribute to our society, and also pave one’s the way to his or her healthy life.[/english]
    [japanese]
    遅かれ早かれ誰でも仕事をします。私はできるだけ早く仕事したほうがいいと思います。知識と経験を貯めますし、社会に貢献ができます。また、健全な発展にも繋ぎます。
    [/japanese]

  3. 考虑到孩子的年龄和能力,必须要在打工的工作选择上多加注意,不仅要保护好孩子,最好还要把孩子在学校所学到的知识尽量实践出去,提高应用知识的能力。那些不能提高认识和能力的工作,浪费时间精力的工作,有危险性的工作,都应该避免。


    [english]
    Taking into account the child’s age and capability, parents must pay more attention to help teens to choose jobs, to choose those jobs which have a chance let the kids use what they learned at school and gain practical experience as much as possible. Should avoid those dangerous jobs or jobs, which take too much time even affect kids study.
    [/english]
    [japanese]
    子供の年齢や能力を考慮して、バイトを選択しなければならないです。できれば、安全で、学校で学んだ知識を使える、また子供の実践能力を高めれるバイトを選んだほうがいいと思います。危険で時間とエネルギーを使いすぎで勉強に悪い影響を与えるバイトをしないほうがいいと思います。
    [/japanese]

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