Tips on writing a resume, cover letter, and interview

Job searching can be taxing. Here are some pointers to assist you in locating a suitable position, completing a job application, and preparing for an interview.

While job searching might be time-consuming, it does not have to be frightening. Here are a few areas to begin your search:

Job boards are available online and allow you to search for jobs by field, salary, and location (e.g., Indeed, Workopolis, Craigslist, Kijiji, etc.)

Youth employment centers are venues where young people can get assistance in finding work. They also offer help with resumé writing, interview techniques, and housing/financial information.

Connections: If a friend or family member knows someone who works for a hiring company, you might want to apply.


A resumé is necessary for most job applications, even though it might be challenging to write. A resumé usually comprises a list of your accomplishments in chronological order, such as:

  • education
  • experience in the workplace
  • experience with volunteering
  • qualifications
  • unique abilities
  • extracurricular activities
  • honors and accomplishments

You may learn more about each item on the list and how they relate to the job you’re searching for by going over it again.

Letters of recommendation

A cover letter should always accompany a job application. Typically, a cover letter is addressed to the hiring manager. It includes information about how you learned about the job, why you’re interested in it, what you know about the company, and a few specifics about your relevant abilities and experience.

Interview tips

Interviews can be exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. You and the employer can both ask questions during a consultation to learn more about each other, your compatibility, and your qualifications. It’s a good idea to arrive with answers to often asked questions like:

  • Why are you interested in this position?
  • What about this organization appeals to you?
  • What three abilities do you believe this position requires?
  • What are your advantages and disadvantages?
  • In five years, where do you see yourself?

To keep your energy up, get a good night’s sleep, avoid caffeinated beverages (your adrenaline will be pumping, so extra caffeine may make you jittery), and eat something light before the interview.

Getting a job after graduating from high school is a difficult task

For many people, finding work right after high school is an option. You can work full-time or part-time in restaurants, retail stores, trades, administration, and other places. If you need help finding a job, talk to your guidance counselor at school or look up Resources Around Me.