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Should I have a resume at 15 when applying for jobs? Or do I not have to worry about that until i'm older.

I'm not trying to apply for any specific job currently, but I would just like to know in general since i'll soon be looking for a way to make money during the summer.

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Marie’s Answer

Resumes for 15-year-olds emphasize the young candidate's skills, extracurricular talents and academic achievements to compensate for professional experience. Include anything that shows your positive character. High light your relevant skills, Express your enthusiasm for employment, Display all contact information prominently, and use a helpful resume builder. You don't need to include your GPA on your resume unless your employer wants it or if it is greater than3.5 . I recommend against put your age on a resume also. You should remove high school information once you gain any other form of higher education and work experience.
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Karen’s Answer

Having a short and simple resume shows you gave thought into preparing for your interviews. A list of volunteer activities with outcomes would impress most interviewers. Give examples of how what you did made a difference -- example: served food so that people who were hungry did not have to go without eating.

Keep on volunteering in a variety of roles and organizations.

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Roberta A.’s Answer

Hey Avery! Fantastic question you've got there! It's so awesome to see someone as young as you taking the initiative to start looking for a job. You should definitely have your resume prepared as it will make the job hunting process smoother for you. Considering you're 15 and located in Oregon, there are certain rules to follow regarding your permitted work hours and job types. To make sure you know them all, head over to this resourceful website: https://www.oregon.gov/boli/employers/pages/minor-workers.

Now, let's talk about creating a winning resume for you! Make sure you list any relevant volunteer work, extracurricular activities, and aspirations. Tailor your resume to suit the job you're aiming for, too. For instance, if you're hoping to land a counselor position at a summer camp, emphasize any childcare experience you've had, even if it's just looking after your siblings!

What an exciting time in your life—a chance for you to decide where you'd like to work and envision your future. Embrace the process, learn as you go, and most importantly, enjoy it! Wishing you the best of luck in your job search, Avery!
Thank you comment icon Thank you so much! Avery
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Rachel’s Answer

Hi Avery! Always have a resume handy. Even if this resume is lacking work experience, you can provide volunteer work experience, technology skills and strengths that you can share with an employer! Best wishes!
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Stephanie’s Answer

Even if you don't need a full resume right now, it's a good idea to gather examples of your experiences that you can discuss during an interview. Think about projects you've worked on, activities outside of school (like clubs or volunteering), and any classes that relate to the job you might want.
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