Resume Examples for Teens
What are teenagers ever going to do to grab some cash? Where can you still find jobs for teens that are not already filled by the homeless man across the street? The problem I see occurs after this teen graduates from high school or college.
I can imagine a prospective employer looking at my resume, the nearly blank section including work experience and references.
“I see that you have four years experience mowing your own lawn.”
“Yes sir. I was paid a certain amount for each cutting.”
“And why didn’t you get a different job, or expand your business?”
“Well, I tried, but everyone was cutting expenses and mowing themselves. Businesses I tried to get jobs at laughed at me. ‘We don’t have any jobs for teens here,’ they said. ‘We need to care for those who don’t have a mommy and daddy to take care of them.'”
“Right, of course.”
Of course, there are exceptions. For example, two teens in my community recently started a business. They take recyclables from people’s homes and drop it off at recycling centers. Not only do they have some cash in their pocket, but they have the amazing item on their resume, “Started recycling business- 2008”.
Another popular venture is the band. You simply need four people who have half-decent musical abilities and a desire to perform. Unfortunately, however fun it is, the payout is very infrequent. I remember one friend commenting, “It’s so hard to find gigs.”
As things get worse and worse, one of two things must happen. The first, and possibly worst: companies will have to lower their hiring standard. This is not because of lack of talent, but lack of experience. The second, and the one I agree with: teens will have to step up to the plate. Don’t just look for a job. If you can’t find one, make one! Be like those two teens, and keep your eyes open for a niche that you can fill.
Just remember, this isn’t just for you, teens. This is for the fate of the country. If teens don’t have jobs now, it will be harder to get jobs later. Don’t procrastinate, jobs for teens must prevail!
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