Alyssa: Here are some suggestions for resume writing:
1. I am sorry that you have not found a resume class to attend. There should be some at your school or better yet if your school has a Career Center, they can always help you and give you some samples of good resumes. If you can't find a resume class or a career center at your school, sometimes the adult education programs have those kind of classes and I would suggest looking into that.
2. The library or a book store often has a resume book that has samples for you to look at. Also if you check on-line and put in Resume Samples some will pop up for you to see.
3. The suggestions for a good for a good resume is as follows:
a.At the top you need to put your name, address, phone and email address.
b.Next you can write a 2 to 3 line "Summary" about what you have done as far as any kind of experience.(Make sure you put in anything that you have done that is within the job description that you are responding to.)
c. The next section is very important and it is titled "Qualifications". You will list some of the skills and qualification that you have that would make you a good candidate for the job. Some of these are: Computer experience with excel and word; sales manager; good with numbers; work well as team player; skilled in writing and oral communication; etc. These are just a few but if you have a good resume book it will show you in the book how to form this part of the resume.
d. The next section could be "Education". If you have a degree put that first and the date you received it and what you got the degree in. The list other schools of education that you have attended.
e. The following section is "Job Experience". Any job you have had you should put you title of what you did, and what dates you worked there and what was the company name. Under that in bullet points you describe you job duties. If it was voluntary work make sure the word "voluntary is in the description.
f. The last section is where you put any awards that have gotten in school or other places. You will list them and the date that you received them.
I have given you a shortened explanation of how to set up a resume, but it would be worth your time to get also a resume book or check on line so that you can visually see the set up and understand what I have just said regarding each point. I am sure once you see the format it will be much easier.
I have in the past used a book called "Every Women's essential Job Hunting and Resume Book" for myself and some of my clients. Along with sample resumes it has interviewing suggestions and other job search ideas for you to read about. I recommend this book as a resource for you.
I hope this has helped you with getting started on this very important project. If you have other question please let me know. I wish you the best.