When a company posts a job opening on a Teen Jobs website they are likely to get hundreds, maybe thousands of resumes. To the person reviewing all of those job applications getting that large number of resumes is a good news/bad news situation. The good news is that somewhere in the huge file of Teen Jobs seekers there will be at least one person who will be a great fit for the job. The bad news is that it’s going to be a whole lot of work to sort through and read every single resume to figure out who that person is.
In reality, the person who receives all of those Teen Jobs applications is very unlikely to actually read them. Chances are they will store all of the teen jobs resumes and teen jobs applications in a database on their computer. Then they will run a search query for specific keywords that they believe will help them find the ideal candidates for their teen jobs.
So how do you optimize your teen jobs resume to make sure that the computer search engine puts your application at the top of the list for Teen Jobs? (This is often referred to as Search Engine Optimization or SEO.) The answer is that you’ve got to load it up with the keywords that the companies with teen jobs are using in their searches.
The best place to start is to read the wording of the teen jobs ad or teen jobs listing that they wrote and posted out on the web. There’s a good chance that the person who writes their teen job listings is also the person who searches through the resumes. So reading their teen job posting will give you some insight into the words they will use in their search query. If you can do this, and customize your resume and cover letter with those specific words for each of the different Teen Jobs you apply to, you’ll greatly increase your odds of getting called in for an interview.
The list below shows a selection of some of the most common keywords that appear in listings for Teen Jobs. Find a way to work these keywords into your resume or application for teen jobs and more employers will take a closer look at you for their teen job openings.
Common Keywords for Teen Jobs:
Courteous, Self-Motivated, Friendly, Attention to Detail, Careful, Clean, Organized, Customer Service, Efficient, Cashier, Assistant, Inventory, Communication Skills, Outgoing, Enthusiastic, Service Minded, Committed, High Energy, Math Skills, Professional, Team Leader, Award, Managed