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Digital Resources for Teen Job-Seekers: Creating Your Resume

Simple Resume Template

Click on the link below to open the template.  Just replace the existing text with your personal information.  Don't forget to save your document to a flash drive or your personal computer as you go, or you can email it to yourself.  Let's get started!


Before You Start Writing

Organize your personal information

My Contact Information - Your name, address and phone number, and especially an email address that you check regularly

My Objective - Your personal statement about the work you want to do, or the skills you want to use

My Education - The name and address of your school, and your dates of attendance

My Experience - Any previous or current employment or volunteer service; can be babysitting, eldercare, landscaping, housekeeping, etc; be sure to include dates of service and supervisor contact info

My Academic Honors - Any recognition you have achieved in terms of your academic performance, e.g. National Honor Society, AP Scholar with Distinction, National Latin Exam medalist, etc.

My Athletic Honors - Any recognition you have achieved for participation in sports, e.g. Captain of your high school basketball team, Scholar-Athlete award winner, Most Valuable Player on your baseball team, etc.

My Community Service and Club Memberships - Your participation in community or school clubs and service organizations, especially leadership positions

My Special Skills - Your individual skills and talents, e.g. Bilingual English/French, knowledge of computer software applications, communication skills, work well with children, etc.

My References - A listing of all the people who will recommend you as an honest, hardworking, capable and energetic person; don't forget current contact information for each person

What is a Resume, and why is it important?

A resume is a document that tells people about your education, experience, talents and skills.  Your resume is a growing, evolving, dynamic expression of who you are and what you can do!  You need a resume if you want to find a job!  There are many types of resumes, but let's begin with something simple.

Check out the information below to find out the first steps in creating your resume.  Then click on the resume template to the left to make your own - just replace the text with the information you have gathered about yourself, then save your document to your flash drive or email it to yourself.  Or you can click on the resume generator to the right. When you enter your information, the generator will create the resume for you. Good luck!

Sample Resume for Students

Esther Blodgett

123 Any Street

Anytown, NJ  08000

609-000-0000   e.blodgett@email.net

Objective:  To work with children in a summer camp or school setting

Education:

  • Seaside City High School      2008-2012

Seaside City, NJ  Zip Code  

 Experience:

  • Teen Advisory Group

Seaside City Public Library

2010 - Present

Facilitator - Mrs. Newt, 609-500-0000

  • Housekeeper

    Seaside Guest House, Seaside NJ   

    Summer 2010-2011

    Supervisor - Mr. Ajax, 609-555-0000

    • Pet Sitter

    2008-2009

    Mrs. T. Ajax, 609-555-0011

    Achievements

    • Presidential Service Award Recipient: 2012
    • National Honor Society: 2010, 2011, 2012
    • Captain, Women's Crew, Seaside High School
    • Academic Honor Roll: 2008-2012


    Special Skills and Interests:

    • Bilingual, English/Spanish
    • Proficient with Word, Excel, Powerpoint; Desktop Publishing; Multimedia
    • Excellent communication skills

     

    References:

    • Mrs. Jackson, English Department, Seaside High School  609-500-0000
    • Mrs. Newt, Teen Librarian, Seaside Public Library 609-500-0005
    • Mr. Ajax, Seaside Guest House, 609-555-0000


    On the Web

    Use these links to create the perfect resume.