A resume is a brief summary of your experiences (such as work, volunteer, and extracurricular activities), educational background, and relevant skills that highlights your qualifications for jobs, internships, specialized programs, or positions.
The purpose of a resume is to get an interview. A resume is like an advertisement: it must attract attention, create interest and generate action on the part of the reader. A good resume will lead an employer to invite you to discuss, at an interview, how your background and personality fit the organization.
The resume tells a potential employer what you have done, what you can do, who you are and what you know. It also states what kind of work you seek. The resume must provide enough information to allow the employer to evaluate your qualifications and to convince the employer to invite you for an interview.
Career Cruising is a great place to start!
WorkSource is a wonderful resource for all job hunters. They have special programs just to help teens find their first jobs.