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I am a 17 year old student and I've never been taught how to write a resume so I don't know what's wrong or right in writing one. Apparently, there's a course in high school where you're suppose to learn all of this but I have yet to take that course when school starts again in September and I'm searching for a job immediately so I cannot wait till September. I have searched online templates but they all turn out to be complicated, advanced business resumes - when I'm just searching for a simple resume for a highschool student that's looking for a simple, preferably retailed, minimum waged job. Due to my lack of work experience, I have nothing to write on my resume. I've only volunteered twice and they were only one time events. I'm currently searching for volunteer opportunities but my main goal is to look for a job because I urgently need money during this summer. So I'm wondering what can I write to put on my resume that won't be either too short or won't sound to bland? I've applied to at least 10 retailed stores but they haven't called back. I think it's because of my poor resume. I'm going to post my resume (excluding the personal information) and advise me what I should change or do to make it better. D_____ T_______ 123 Chestwood road., Apt. 113 Toronto, ON M34 234 416 000 0000 randomfakeemail@hotmail.com ________________________________________________________________________ OBJECTIVE: To obtain a position in order to enhance my abilities in employment and communication skills ________________________________________________________________________ Relevant Skills: • Easy going; able to work well with co-workers • Genuinely optimistic • Very flexible; willing to try new things • Able to multi-task precisely ________________________________________________________________________ Education: myhighschoolsnamethatimnotgivingaway 2009-present ________________________________________________________________________ Interests / Activities: • Art Club – 2008 • Empowered Student Program - 2008 • Photography _______________________________________________ Community Involvement: • Enbridge Ride To Cancer volunteer - 2011 • Adopt Me Canada flyer poster volunteer – 2011

Asked By: Steve B - 8/18/2011
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The purpose of a resume is to get an interview for the job you want. The modern resume is a personal advertisement that presents you in the best light to entice employers to grant you an interview. How you write your resume and make it appear to employers is an important factor in getting an interview. The modern... More
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