How to Write a Resume for a 15-Year-Old

by Luke Arthur; Updated September 26, 2017
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Even if you have no job experience or significant education as a 15-year-old, it is important to write a resume when applying for a job. Prospective employers like to see that you are willing to take the initiative to write a resume even though you may not necessarily have a great deal of information to convey. A resume for a 15-year-old should focus on skills and abilities instead of experience.

Step 1

Open a word processing software on your computer such as Microsoft Word to create your resume. Depending on what type of software you have, you may be able to choose from multiple templates that allow you to easily create your resume. Start by listing your personal information at the top of the resume. Include your name, your address and your contact information so that the employer can contact you if she wants to hire you.

Step 2

List information about your education. Even though you are 15 and most likely have not graduated from high school yet, you need to include any information that you can about your education. List what types of classes you have taken that may relate to the job you are applying for. For example, if you have had a business management class, you might include this when applying for a job in retail.

Step 3

Describe any special skills that you may have that could relate to your job. Even though you most likely do not have much job experience yet, you can tell the prospective employer what you are good at. For example, if you are good at a particular subject in school or happen to be a talented computer user, this can be beneficial. Employers like to hire those who are talented in a particular area regardless of how old they are.

Step 4

List any groups and extracurricular activities that you are involved in. During high school, you most likely have access to many different organizations and groups like Future Business Leaders of America or student council. This information looks good on your resume and makes it appear that you are interested in bettering yourself and society. If you play any sports or are in any clubs, this is also important to include.

Tips

  • Don't make your resume more than a single page.

About the Author

Luke Arthur has been writing professionally since 2004 on a number of different subjects. In addition to writing informative articles, he published a book, "Modern Day Parables," in 2008. Arthur holds a Bachelor of Science in business from Missouri State University.

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