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Every Teenager’s Guide to Creating a Resume

A resume is brief recording of a person’s achievements, education and prior experience. Its primary use is to present a list of positive qualifications when applying for various jobs. However, many teenagers and young adults overlook the several items to consider before creating a resume. It is important to properly gather information on past occupations. Resumes are normally one page long and include previously held positions and the name of the workplace.

“One of the easiest ways to do it is to find a resume template from Microsoft Word. There are numerous to choose from. You may also have a professional service complete your resume using information you give them,” said Keith Haynes, who teaches a class designed to educate students how to handle everyday issues.

 

Prior Employment and Education

Regardless of age, most jobs require evidence of your previous employment and any education you may have. Begin with listing the most recent job and then provide a history of the overall employment history. Haynes suggested providing an account of the number of years of education received and where it was given. It is also wise to include any special training like CPR or skills learned to complete previous occupations and to have these experiences documented by professional credentials. An email and phone number should be included in order for the job you’re applying for to contact you.

“Most employers want to see a resume that is chronological, error free, and has appropriate skills and experiences that will benefit the job applying for as well as the company,” said Haynes.

 

Details to Avoid

While many jobs recommend providing information on your academics and achievements, personal intell besides one’s full name, email and address are strongly discouraged. A resume for future occupations should not contain any mention about religion or description of a physical appearance. Include a link to your LinkedIn profile if you have one.

“Pictures take up a lot of room on a resume. You should only include a picture if the potential employer asks for it,” said Haynes.

 

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