Career Planning

Ready to Get a Job? Know the Rules!

Part-time or summer jobs can be a great learning experience for teens, but make sure that you know the rules to ensure that your experience is safe and rewarding. Check out the following websites for more information:

Creating a Resume

Employers do not spend much time looking at this one-page representation of yourself before deciding whether to keep or discard it. Here is a sample resume and tips to help you make it past the initial screening. Also, Here is a guide to help teach high school students how to put together a high-quality resume, even when they may not have any prior work experience.

Creating a Resume

Creating a Cover Letter

In addition to a resume, you should also include a cover letter when applying for a job. The cover letter gives you the opportunity to introduce yourself to the reader. You are also able to provide additional details about your qualifications that may not be on your resume. Here is a template to help you get started:

Cover letter example

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