If you are applying for your first job, the whole process can be intimidating. As with any jobseeker, you need to start with a resume. To write an effective resume
as a teenager, there are some tips to follow. The first section should be the summary or objective statement
. In about three sentences, tell the hiring manager who you are and point out skills that you feel would benefit the position. You can also include educational coursework, especially if it related to the job. The work experience section is usually the most challenging for young applicants, but there are ways to write this section effectively. Instead of the work itself, focus on your skills and how you apply them. For example, showcase how your multi-tasking and attention-to-detail abilities help you complete your coursework and garner strong grades. Include volunteer work, extracurricular activities and school leadership roles. Again, demonstrate how you applied skills in these areas to get effective outcomes. It can help to look at resume samples
to give you an idea of how to word your resume and write effectively.