Help Your High School Student Create an Impressive Resume
Time has flown. Your teen is in high school and has demonstrated an interest in obtaining a part time job. Be sure to assist your teen by giving tips and tricks that will make his resume stand out from others that are submitted. With summer just around the corner, the time to get resumes out is now.
Remember that first impressions do count. A resume is the first impression that a potential employer has of your teen. It should reflect someone who is intelligent, ambitious, responsible, hardworking and able to work either independently or as part of a team. Your teen needs to create a resume that will reflect all of these things and leave a lasting impression on a potential employer.
Tips for Resume Preparation
Have your teen draft and revise a cover letter. It should be printed on quality paper with a quality printer.
When your teen creates a resume, it provides a first impression to potential employers. Mistakes on a resume will decrease your teen's chances of being hired. Here are a few common errors to avoid:
Great Resume Words
The words your teenager uses on a resume can catch the eye of a potential employer. Be sure the words reflect an active voice in lieu of a passive one. Here is a list of words that will make your teenager's resume stand out.
There are many others. This is just an example.
If you want your teenager to be successful in his search for work, there are three key elements that must be included on his resume for any type of position.
Problem Solving/Trouble Shooting
This shows that should problems arise, your teen has the ability to diffuse the situation and assume the role of leadership.
This shows that your teen is able to work well with others and can be successful as part of a team.
Your teen doesn't have to be a rocket scientist, but should have basic knowledge of technology, such as how to transport files, keyboarding skills and other basic tasks.
Your teen gets the call. She's landed an interview with her well-developed resume. Instruct her to think of the interview as an opportunity to sell herself. She needs to dress professionally, needs to be able to communicate well and show the potential employer that she can fulfill the requirements of the job. If a potential employer sees that your teen will be an asset to the company, the job is in the bag.