Career Exploration The Hiring Process
I am graduating form High School in May. Do I need a resume?
It is always proper and good to prepare and send a resume and cover letter. It represents someone who is taking a professional approach and ready for the work world. Resumes are a way of introducting yourself to a prospective employer. They are designed to provide a brief descrition of your skills and experiences. They are dynamic and customized to illustrate how your skills meet /match the qualification/action statements for the position. Most effective resumes demonstrate one's experiences. These experiences include both paid and unpaid work. Experiences take on many forms; paid positions, volunteer with social and religious organizations, internship positions, and participation and leadership roles in youth groups, social and civic clubs and sports teams.
A good resume and accompanying cover letter can be hard work and should be taken very seriously. Write, review, tweak, critique and have others critque.
A thoughtful, well-written resume will expand one's ability to secure employment. Frederick County Workforce
Services offers a resume seminar and many resources on writing resumes to help you.