A first-time resume needs to have the same basic sections as a more experienced resume. These sections are: your name and contact information, professional summary, skills and qualifications, work experience, and education. Don't worry if you don't have much to put in each of these sections. There are ways to enhance
whatever experience you have. In your professional summary take four to six lines and share your career aspirations and strengths. For the qualifications section focus on your skills that are relevant to the job position. It's okay to put the work history you have, even if it's just student or summer jobs, in your experience section. It shows that you know how to keep a job. In your education section mention any honors you received. Because this is your first resume, you can add a section or two that help you to fill it out. For example, if you have done volunteer work or community service, that's a good section to include. If you have hobbies or extra-curricular activities that may strengthen your application, you can create a section for those, too. An example of this could be if you are applying to a middle school teaching position and you have experience as a volunteer soccer coach. Most principals would love to see that on a resume.