If your child doesn’t have any previous working experience, they might wonder what they’re going to include in a resume. This is where volunteer work, school internships and extra-curricular and school participation come in handy. And what the teenager resume might be lacking in real work experience, a well-presented resume and a pleasant and willing personality will go a long way to helping your teenager find a job.
If you are running short on headings or activities to add to your resume, you can add Interests as a heading. Take a look at the activities you already do, and from there you can gather a list of interests, such as music, photography, cooking, fund raising, health care, child care, animals, any particular sports ( list all the ones you are interested in), any type of photography/graphic design, any type of art that you like to do such as painting, drawing, sculpture, jewelry making, knitting, sewing, etc. The purpose of interests or hobbies on a teen resume would be to show that you are a well rounded individual and have an interest that may match something an employer is looking for.
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Within a few months, Surrealistic Pickle made me a co-sysop (system operator), the official duties of which were slight enough that I don’t actually remember what they were, but I still listed it on all of my teenage resumes. It was the first time that anyone had put semiprofessional faith in me, and it was done purely because of the value of my contributions, without a thought given to my being a girl, a weird homeschooler, or an actual child.