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A successful job search requires a professional resume. With the level of competition that currently exists for summer jobs, teens can no longer simply walk out the door and wander around asking about jobs. Organizing your skills and experiences in the form of a résumé shows that you are serious, prepared and ready for employment. Below, WorkForce One offers teen job seekers ten tips on preparing for their summer job search.
- So…what is a résumé anyway? – a résumé is a typed document, typically one page in length, that you create to give potential employers facts about your education, skills and work experience. For help building a résumé, visit: http://www.myfirstpaycheck.com/resumes/resume_form1.html and www.employflorida.com.
- What are the different types of résumés? – there are three basic types of résumés: the chronological, the functional, and the combination résumé. A Functional résumé format is best for job seekers who lack work experience (first time workers). For more on résumé formats visit: http://workbloom.com/resume/resume-formats.aspx.
- Do I need an objective on my résumé? – most times objectives are not necessary when applying for entry-level jobs. Include an objective statement when you are targeting a particular job, so that it can relate your skills and experience directly to that employer's needs. For help with determining your résumé objective, use the résumé worksheet at