It is common to think that teens do not need resumes. This could not be true in further sense. A resume may not necessarily be required for teen jobs, but it can definitely improve the chances of being hired. Many teens have academic skills that will help in the work force as well as experience with jobs such as babysitting or mowing lawns. Many teens also have volunteer service that can show their ability to learn new tasks and help others in given situations. Writing teen resumes are not so difficult as many teens thought, read on to know more samples and tips on writing teen resumes.

Samples on Writing Teen Resumes

Sample 1

Teen Name

Street Address

City, State Zip

Mobile: (555)555-555

Email:

[email protected]

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Summary

I am interested in a cashier position.  I am able to work all weekend shifts as well as Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays after 3:30 pm.

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Education

Name of High School                                                                                   City, State

Currently in 11th Grade

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Employment History

2010 – Present: Lawn Mowing                                                                    City, State

  • Mow lawns for several families on the weekends and during summer vacation.

2011 – Present: Babysitting                                                                         City, State

  • Babysit for a family of 3 children when needed.

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Achievements

  • 2nd Place in Mathematics Competition

  • Student of the Year, Name of High School

  • Trumpet in High School Marching Band

  • Currently enrolled in Spanish Class

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Interests

  • School photography club

  • Boy Scout

  • Member of Spanish Club

  • Snowboarding

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

References

Greg Leonard – Band Director                            Mary Sells – Babysitting Employer

Phone: (555) 555 – 5555                                       Phone: (555) 555 – 5555

Sample 2

Teen Name

Street Address

City, State Zip

Mobile: (555)555-555

Email:

[email protected]


OBJECTIVE

I want to utilize my mechanic skills in a hands-on environment.


EDUCATION

High School, City, State

Currently in 11th grade, GPA 3.7

Classes include: Industrial Mechanics, Advanced Algebra, and Writing & Composition


EMPLOYMENT

07/09 – 03/11

Customer Service – Local Store

Processed jobs, maintained customer satisfaction, cashiered, answered phones, and provided customer service.


OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

05/10 – Present

Work summers at a carwash detailing cars


VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

01/10 – Present

Participated in Ronald McDonald House fundraiser

Helped band raise money for competition


SPECIAL TALENTS AND SKILLS

Fluent in Microsoft Office

Computer trouble-shooting

Exceptional people skills

Able to work as a team member


HONORS AND AWARDS

ROTC Captain

Honor roll student

Student of the Year award


EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Karate, swimming, and tennis

Reading car building magazines


REFERENCES

Available upon request

Guidelines on Writing Teen Resumes

1

Create a list

Create a list of all skills you have: computer, typing, communication, or specific subjects.  Any skills that relate to the specific job are good to list.

2

Write an objective

Write out an objective or goals that you have for wanting a particular job. Also share the benefit of the employer hiring you.

3

Organize your resume well

Try to highlight your best qualities. Your resume needs to contain information that will help you get the job. You want to keep it simple; too much information is overwhelming. Use your best qualities to show how you are different than other applicants.

Make sure that you place all of your experiences in chronological order with the most recent listed first. Write a rough draft that a teacher or parent can proof read for you and help you choose the best draft.

4

Keep your resume easy to read

Use a basic font, incomplete sentences, and bullet points. Try to avoid paragraphs which make a resume more difficult to read.

5

Make your resume professional

Keep your resume professional with your name and contact information located at the top and print it on plain white paper. Put the information in logical order: contact information, objective and goals, education information, work experience, and skills and achievements. Include specific dates, names, and addresses along with your information.

Tips
  • Create a resume even if you don’t have traditional work experience. As a first time job seeker, there are many things that you can put on your resume if you do not have any traditional work experience. Start with an introduction of who you are and your contact information. Then list your strengths, schooling, and references.
  • Do not use family members as references. Try to use those who know you well, but are not related as references. Always make sure you contact your references and ask for permission to use them.
  • Keep it to 1-2 pages. Your resume should not be any longer than two pages. One page resumes are best.
  • Double check your resume. One way to avoid a bad resume is to double check grammar, spelling, and information for accuracy before delivering it to your prospective employer.
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