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How to Write a CV/Resume as a Teenager

Starting to look for jobs or apply for internships can be an exciting yet challenging step. What can empower you and put you among the top list of candidates is a strong resume or curriculum vitae (CV). As a student, you may ask, what do I have to include in my resume/CV? Well, that’s exactly what we are going to tell you. So let’s get started! 5 Simple Steps to Write your Teenage Resume/CV in Step 1: Read the job description Each resume/CV should be tailored to the job you are applying for. Hence, before you start outlining your resume/CV, look for the essential skills, qualifications, experiences that the job requires. This will help you understand what should be included in your resume/CV. Step 2: Outline the main sections Every resume requires certain main sections such as the contact details, objective, educational qualifications, and work experience (if any). You should ensure that your contact details are professional and include only that which is necessary. Your objective should be precise, stating your career goals and including relevant skills or achievements. It should not exceed 50 to 70 words. Step 3: Outline any additional sections Other than the essential sections, you can include your achievements, honours and awards, honours and awards, leadership posts, extracurricular activities, volunteer work, part-time jobs, clubs or associations, relevant coursework, favourite classes, interests and hobbies, and much more in your resume/CV. Step 4: Include skills There are soft skills and hard skills required for every job, which can be identified by reading the job description. Try to highlight these skills in your resume, not just by listing them but also by providing instances where you have used them. Some of the skills you could include in your resume/CV are soft-skills: collaboration, problem-solving, decision-making, teamwork, communication, leadership, planning, initiative, persuasion; hard-skills: language skills, presentation skills, writing skills, computer skills, technical skills, management skills. Step 5: Proofread your resume/CV Last but not least, you must proofread your resume/CV. You can run a spelling and grammar check on the entire document and ask someone experienced in the work field to read through it.

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