But since most teens have little, if any, formal work experience, their résumés are not the same as those who have been in the job market for ten years. Here are some things to include in a teen’s résumé:
· Education. Where is the teen enrolled in school? What honors or awards has he received?
· Work experience. Although most teens haven’t held many paying jobs, they may have had more work experience than they realize. Have they earned money by baby-sitting? Were they chosen as an officer of a school club? Did they volunteer for the local homeless shelter? Brief descriptions of these activities will help give a better picture of your teen’s experiences.
· Special skills. Is your teen bilingual? Is he the one who debugs the school’s computer software? Make sure these special skills are outlined.
· Personal information. This includes your teen’s age, address, and telephone number.
· References. At least one of these should be a teacher or counselor.
· Have your teen type the résumé and then proofread it carefully. He should update his résumé twice a year.
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