Does your teen need a summer job?
The Employment Resume. It’s not quite like it used to be.
You are probably familiar with the Employment Resume. Anyone who is going to apply for a job should have an employment resume. Yes, even a high school student. I know there may not be much of anything on it, but believe me when I say, a student that shows up to apply for a job with a resume in hand has a major advantage over every other student applicant.
And the truth is, if you sit down and think about it, there could be a lot more on that resume than you initially thought (communication skills, leadership skills, community service…). All of these reveal character traits that employers and college admissions officers are looking for.
Those having been in the workforce might remember that it’s a good idea to tailor the resume to the employer. That’s still true. But you also have to consider the differences in paper applications and resumes vs online applications and resumes. Today, many employers use digital services that scan the application and resume for keywords from the job description. So it’s important to pay attention to the job description and use the exact same words in your resume.
Also, you’ll want to place current and previous employment just after the student’s education on the page. This ensures the hiring manager sees the important info first. It’s also not a bad idea to have goals or objective at the very top of the resume. It’s not necessary for the high school student, but if your teen has future plans or knows what their intended college major is, it’s a good idea to type it in. Employers, just like college admissions officers, want to get to know you. The more they can discuss in an interview, the better.
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