How do i make a resume if i have never had a job?

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Its my high school year and I have only had one job before but the owner was a friend so I didn’t have to make any type of resume and I worked for free. I am going to be wanting to earn money and doing that I will need a job but I have never made a resume and I dont know what to put on it or what to do.

have you ever volunteered for anything? if you have , list it

If you cut a lawn for another-those people are employers

On a reseme, start with your name & address

then job history-including those you done for others for free
then personal references (councilors, priest/rabbi, other adults who know you)

Hope you find a job

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6 Responses to “How do i make a resume if i have never had a job?”

Comment from choir g

Time April 29, 2010 at 6:05 am

resume does not have to include previous jobs if one never had one.

a good resume should expose or should i say explaoit your good points. what you are good at. what particular skills do you have that will fit the applied job.

one’s performance in school is reflective of one’s capacity towards the work applied for.

i myself got my first 3 jobs in the us without a resume. it was just a matter of packaging myself enough for he job applied for.
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Comment from ramirezrossie

Time April 29, 2010 at 6:44 am

u can do it on line on monster jobs or other sites
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Comment from Timothy A

Time April 29, 2010 at 7:14 am

go to hotjobs on the yahoo home page. They have all kinds of career tools and resume builders. But generally on a resume you put your education (name of school and degree achieved), your past work history (where and when), any technical skills you might have (typing 80 words a minute etc), and maybe some personal and professional references (people who know you and are not related to you that can attest to your character).
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Comment from audioworld

Time April 29, 2010 at 8:00 am

have you ever volunteered for anything? if you have , list it

If you cut a lawn for another-those people are employers

On a reseme, start with your name & address
then job history-including those you done for others for free
then personal references (councilors, priest/rabbi, other adults who know you)

Hope you find a job
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Comment from gilarenasgirl_0

Time April 29, 2010 at 8:36 am

You can go onto kuder.com and they have a whole format as to what you fill. The format has arranged everything in order, and all you have to do is edit the resume. Also, when you print the resume out, they print the resume the way it should look, saving you time as well. i used this format and website for my resume for college, and saved a lot of time. It helped me really think of all that i had done, and you can type as much as you want.
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Comment from vicseo

Time April 29, 2010 at 9:04 am

Besides setting all margins to 1″, the most important criteria for setting up a professional resume besides relevant text, is “scanability.” Here are some helpful tips:

1. Place just below your identification header [your hame, address, phone, email address] any Conditional Warning Statement such as “Confidential Resume,”Do Not Contact Current Employer,” etc.
2. Always fill-in an Objectives category [just below the Conditional Warning Statement] and make sure that he Objective will contribute to the profitability of your future employer;
3. Select a mono-type font such as Helvetica, Arial, Courier or Times Roman; do not select any cursive handwriting styles which cannot scanned;
4. Keep font sizes within a range of 10 to 12 pts.;
5. Avoid styling text with a justified alignment, keep it flushed left;
6. Instead of using tabs to set up blocked text entries, generate a table and use the column and row settings accordingly;
7. Do not place an i.d. picture anywhere on the resume, this is a major taboo due to discrimination issues;
8. Do not place any graphic text [saved as .gifs] onto the resume since it may be overlooked during the scanning phase;

9. List at the very end of the resume your interests which should include travel experiences, language skills, social interactions such as golf, team sports, tennis, etc.

In conclusion, the above helpful hints were designed to allow ease of scanning of your resume into PDF which can then be text captured for seach purposes by your potential employer. If the original resume was created in Word, WordPerfect or Mac Appleworks, it can be Saved As a PDF file which then can be saved as an email attachment. Otherwise, you can simply use a scanner and scan a hard copy of the resume and then save as a PDF file.

Failure to conform the resume to appropriate fonts and styles as outlined above will result in rejection of the resume simply due to the inability of the scanning device to properly index relevant resume entries.

Good luck!
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