Introduction

Summer break is nice...really nice...long days to sleep in, talk to your friends, play video games, and read, but eventually the days get a bit too long and your wallet or purse gets a bit too light. 

Time to start looking for a summer job! 

But how do you start? There are "help wanted" signs all over and ads in the newspaper and online, but filling out the same old standard application isn't going to help you stand out from your peers. The Bureau of  Labor Statistics reported that in July 2011 only 48.8 percent of young people ages 16-24 had a job.* With numbers like that, you need to stand out! You need to show potential employers how awesome you are!

You need a resume!

As a high school student or recent graduate, you might think that you don't have enough experience or 'stuff' to make a resume, but you might be surprised what you can do with very little. This webquest will walk you through the process of creating a professional-sounding, entry-level resume with little or no work experience.

Follow me down the rabbit hole, little Alice, and learn the wonders of resume creation...

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*You can view the Bureau of Labor Statistics report on youth employment in April and July of 2011 here: http://www.bls.gov/news.release/youth.nr0.htm