Resume Resources for Teens

Springtime is often when teens are thinking about summer employment, and now's an even better time to either create a resume or update your old one.

Online Resource: Brainfuse

Brainfuse is a great place to start for beginning job seekers.

  • In the HelpNow page, you can select eParachute to take a deep dive into your interests, identifying your strengths and exploring career paths.
  • Next, under Adult Learners (also for teens), you can explore examples of resumes. You can also request one-on-one resume-writing assistance and get feedback within 24 hours.

eBooks

CPL has eBooks on resume writing. As you're looking through these, keep in mind some practical tips from Kiko, a YOUmedia mentor at CPL's Kelly Branch:

  • Talk about your job experiences and your achievements (i.e., did you make the honor roll or have perfect attendance?); these are great indicators of ambition and dependability.  
  • Note your sports accomplishments or just the fact that you're on a team; both are great indications that you're a team player.
  • Finally, Kiko recommends using a thesaurus to step up your vocabulary game.

Websites

Ann, a CPL teen librarian at Legler Regional, notes it's important to think specifically about how the skills and experience you highlight on your resume align with the description of a job you want.

Last, but not least, LinkedIn is committed to supporting students through tutorials and resources made available in their main app.

Best of luck on your job search!

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