First, make sure that you clearly have sections designated for your education, work experience, volunteer experience, and any affiliations you are involved with. Next, Ill tell you how to fill up those sections so that you need to cut down the information you include instead of find ways for it to fill the page.
In the education part, make sure that you show the school you have most recently attended, along with GPA. Under that, you could include the anticipated graduation date, and some of the classes that you feel are most important to add to the resume. You could even put the sum total of all the AP credits you currently have.
Under the work experience, you should provide each company, your role in the company, and the dates that you were working for the company. Under that you should add 2-3 bullet points showing how you made an impact for the company- try to include achievements rather than job duties.
The volunteer experience section is great when looking for a job while not having much work related experiences. Here, it should be layed out the same as the work experience section. Managers like to hire people that show they have values, care about society, and contribute to making the world a better place.
The affiliations section is also great to build up if you dont have work or volunteer experiences. Have you joined any clubs or academic societies that you would be proud to tell others? What was your position within the group? You can really load this section to show people that you are well rounded and have multiple interests.
Finally, if you still have room on that page, you can top it off with any skills you think you have developed. Preface the lists with "Proficient In" and "Knowledge of" to showcase the skills you have mastered. These skills can be technical, soft skills, or hobbies that relate to what you want to do.
Hope this helps you fill up your resume. Good luck on the job search, and remember that finding a job will take some time to network, apply, and on board. Stay positive on the path to your next job!
edit* reading your question again, Do you need to put in a resume? I assumed that you meant what do you need to put in a resume? If you are just asking whether you need a resume, I would say definitely have a resume, it would never hurt your chances of scoring a job.
The sections on a resume can be:
1) Header: name, address, phone number, mail, web page or LinkedIn page whichever you prefer
2) Education(schools, degrees)
3) Experience (professional, research, academic, projects etc)
5) Interests & activities
Hope this helps.
Microsoft Word and other packages should have templates to make the formatting easy.
Make sure you run spell check. Print it and look how it formats. Read it out loud to yourself or a friend and make sure it makes sense, and have a fried do the same for you. If you know someone in human resources or who hires, see if you can get an opinion - I receive these requests quite a bit.
Keep the presentation clean and professional, this is not the place to get creative with design.
I'm sure a majority of the people answering this have or will be relatively similar. So I will just add a quick tidbit of something that may not have been said. Make sure that you have multiple resumes, and that you update them about every 6 months or so. They should be tailored to the type of job that you are applying for. For instance; a general resume, a management resume, and a graphic design resume. Most items between all your resumes will remain the same like your education and previous work experience. However your skills and objective should be tailored tot eh specific job. Also, if you are going into a profession like graphic design, etc. make your resume resemble that. You want to stand out among the crowd and "sell yourself" to your future employer.
Hope this helps!
What is a resume- this is how companies and recruiters will make their first impression before reaching out to candidates and scheduling your first phone screening interview.
Nowadays- it’s probably impossible to get a job in the organization without building a strong resume. You want to create a profile on job cites- some are monster.com; careerbuilder.com,indeed.com, ets. This is an important step prior to conducting your job search.
Building your resume- should include the following tabs:
1) name, address, email address, phone number
2) objective- your summary of your skills and what type of a job you are interested in
3) work experience- start with the most recent one
4) PC skills,
5) school, college, city and state, Year and degree earned
6) accomplishments- awards earned, community involvement,
7) review your spelling prior to submitting
Please do have a comparison-do some research if this is your first resume- it’s good to have it reviewed in school by your career counselor, do your own comparisons by reviewing what other resumes look like and make changes
I do always update my resume- as my experience changes ,as I learn new skills.