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#1 *Ker*

Posted 21 February 2020 - 07:41 PM

DS15 is interested in finding a part-time job and wants my help to write a resume.

What the heck do you even put in a kid's resume? He doesn't play any sport or anything and I'm at a loss to think of things to put in.

#2 seayork2002

Posted 21 February 2020 - 07:59 PM

For DS12 we wlil put scouts and he does does volunteer work (occasionally)

#3 Silvers

Posted 21 February 2020 - 08:15 PM

My DS is 15, also does not play sport and got a part time job a few months ago.  His resume was one page and included his schooling history, skills summary and leadership roles at school and Scouts.  

He did a few volunteer/fundraising activities at Scouts such as selling raffle tickets, Bunnings sausage sizzles etc which we included.  

He also did a level 2 first aid course which would be appealing for employers.
Good luck to your son.

#4 got my tinsel on

Posted 21 February 2020 - 08:24 PM

Has your DS represented the school in any activities? - debating, chess club, school band.

Any activity that would demonstrate teamwork or responsibility - SRC, primary school prefect/leader etc?

#5 littlepickle

Posted 21 February 2020 - 09:56 PM

I enrolled my DD in a barista course (1 full day) and a basic first aid session when she was around the same age. That enabled us to put something on her CV. She now works one afternoon a week at a kids sport club.
At 14.5 DS completed an online application for McDonald’s and was successful without a CV.

#6 jayskette

Posted 22 February 2020 - 06:11 PM

name, DOB, citizenship status (esp. if non white sounding name), availability, school, any vocational or short course certificates.


Posted 22 February 2020 - 06:16 PM

Has he won any school awards that he could list? Tutoring/helping other kids?  A statement of his values (e.g. good work ethic, honesty, etc)?

#8 JRA

Posted 22 February 2020 - 06:21 PM


I enrolled my DD in a barista course (1 full day) and a basic first aid session when she was around the same age. That enabled us to put something on her CV. She now works one afternoon a week at a kids sport club.

That makes so much sense

#9 Meepy

Posted 22 February 2020 - 07:30 PM

I've been asked by many teens if I will be a referee for their first job.  If he has a trusted teacher/coordinator/sports coach that is happy to have their name put down, list them down.  I've not been rung but I think it helps with showing reliability.

#10 Daisy Chain

Posted 23 February 2020 - 08:41 AM

We did Dd15's last year and put down what subjects she had just chosen for y10 and what she wanted to do for future studies and career. It was a brief 1 page resume with a family friend and her maths tutor as her referees. She was successful in gaining a job at Coles.

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