How do I can apply in a job?
If I am 16 years old and I want my first job, what are some things that I can introduce to my resume? It doesn't matter if I don't have any experience of a job? I want to have a good resume even if I am inexperienced.
Employers are not looking for experience, although that is welcome. What they are seeking are employees who are reliable and honest. Although those are hard to define, good indications of reliability and honesty can be communicated by sharing involvement with non-school activities that indicate your interests. I would add also that speaking clearly and with confidence is a HUGE help, as so many teenagers tend to look at their shoes while talking to employers. I can't emphasize that enough. Good luck to you.
-Have you volunteered for a non-profit? What skills did you learn from that experience?
-Have you been a team lead on long-term class projects? Those leadership and time management skills are excellent differentiators.
These skills, combined with the experiences where you applied those skills, will set you up for success when applying to entry-level positions.
Things to think about.
Next, I would include area that you excel in. Examples: Detail oriented Team leader Multi-tasking ability Working well under pressure.
Anything to highlight you attributes or your abilities in a positive way.
Resumes provide a way to share skills that you bring to the table.
You can add experiences from volunteer work, high school clubs, tutoring, sports, or family obligations (like taking care of your pets, babysitting a sibling, or caring for an older relative).
On your resume, you will state some skills that you learned from your personal experiences.
- Babysitting | Patience, time-management, attentiveness
- Tutoring | Organization, Verbal communication skills, knowledge in [Math, Science, English, etc].
Here's some advice on formatting a resume with no experience!
Depending on the job you're applying for, you may emphasize specific skills more than others - either on your resume or in an interview.
Sending you encouragement as you apply for your first job :)