The list starts with resume tips and moves through the process of job searching, interviewing and working. Get advice on writing a resume, interviewing for jobs and selecting your life-long career!
- Resume Guide - This is a really great resource for teen resumes because it includes everything in one guide. It is from the City of Boston.
- Resume Help. There are examples, tips, answers to frequently asked questions and even a resume builder.
- Resume Genius offers similar services. You can even have someone review your document and suggest improvements.
- Monster for professional resume writing services and professional resume samples.
Job Search Resources
- Teen Career Center – Apply online easily to part time jobs, weekend jobs, internships, summer jobs and jobs for college students. This resource stands above the rest for teen jobs because it not only hand selects opportunities for teenagers, but the blog and many articles offer the best advice.
- Cool Works – This site is “cool” because it specializes in adventure and outdoor jobs in really great locations.
- Job Applications – I like this resource because it has a lot of information about employers and job descriptions. If you are interested in working somewhere in particular, check out this site.
Internship and Volunteer Resources
- For paid internships, I would recommend just looking at the big job boards directly such as Indeed and Zip Recruiter. This is because “intern” job websites just pull in job postings from those sites. For other intern possibilities, go to your high school and college career office for information. In addition, look at government agency and department websites, such as for your local Senator or Congressman.
- Volunteering is another great way to boost your work experience. Aside from checking out your local animal shelter, nursing home or hospital, there are websites that list companies that take volunteers. Here is one called Volunteer Match.
Job Interview Resources
- General Interview Tips: Learn what to do before during and after the interview.
- 7 Best Interview Answers for Teens: As a young person with little experience, you will be asked some tough questions. Here is how to answer them.
- Teen Job Interview Best Answers: Similar to number 2 above, this article is really helpful because it gives great examples of what to say at an entry-level job interview.
Career Planning and College Selection Resources
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics is full of great career planning information. High Schoolers can take quizzes, watch industry videos and then go the Occupational Outlook Handbook and see salaries, work environment, education requirements and job descriptions for every occupation.
- My Next Move – This is a wonderful resource to learn about jobs! The site will tell you what you would be doing in a position, the skills you need, the type of suitable personality that fits the occupation and the kinds of technology that you have to know.
Student Aid Besides learning about Federal Student Aid here, there is everything you need to know about selecting a college. There are links to other great resourceS too, such as The College Navigator.