Okay, so I wasn't sure where to put this topic, but I saw a couple career related questions here. If this thread is out of place please feel free to put it where it belongs.
So, the deal is that lately I've been seeing a lot of good job opportunities pass me by in my area. I have no work experience at the moment and I'm trying to get some...money isn't really an issue to me, my family is financially able to handle most of what I need. This is good because it lets me have more choice as to what field I'd like to work in. I also just broke up with my boyfriend of six months and I really need something to occupy my time better than the internet. I've been putting this off for a while - but now that I have the time I really need job experience before I leave high school, so how would I go about writing my resume?
I've tried copying a few templates online, but I'm not sure which would be better suited to my needs...
Are you looking for basic entry level "starting" jobs (such as grocery, fast food, malls, etc.)?
If so, it's rarely necessary to have a resume. I know I couldn't make one if I tried a couple months ago; there was no work experience at all to speak of!
An easy way to apply is online (I got three calls within 2 weeks). Simply look for application information to the places you want to work on their website -- online apps are actually starting to be preferred over traditional paper applications, especially since many online application services also feature personality screenings and background checks.
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Thats a pretty good idea. I have two ideas so far, either a grocery store or my first choice a rock n roll/joke tee store. If I can't get my first choice, I have a friend who can probably guide me through the second.
I'll check their website though, thanks.
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A resume doesn't need to be just "work" experience. Have you volunteered with anything? Have you done any spectacular, substantial writing in your classes?
Do you have any extra curricular activities you're interested in?
These sort of things can go on a resume!
The main point of a resume is to sell your skills, so dress it up and make yourself sound like the PERFECT employee. Do you know Outlook, Excel, Word, etc? Put that on there. Do you work with Macs as well as PCs? That's an important skill. What about Photoshop? HTML? JAVA? Do you know any of those? Those are marketable skills. They can be included on a resume.
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