If you are 16 and looking for your first job then this will need to fit around your education and what you would like to do when you start a career. The school age for leaving is still 16 years of age but it is recommended that you stay in education or do some further training at this stage to help progress your chances of getting a longer term job and gaining some skills through the experience.
At 16 you will usually only have your school days to reflect on, so it is important to go through your skills that you have learnt during school and any hobbies or extracurricular activities you have done outside of school.
Remember also that you have other skills and qualities through your time at school such as being organised, working to deadlines, working with others etc so it is important to think how these would fit into the role that you are looking to apply for.
Related: Student Cover Letter
CV Example for 16 Year Olds
I am a responsible person who is keen to begin a career in (what – plumbing, electrician, gardener etc). During my days in Education I have (what have you learnt, studied that could be relevant to the career you want to have?)
I have learnt how to work with others in group projects and how important it is to allow people to be able to talk and have their say. I work in an organized manner and always like to get my work done in plenty of time and not leave anything to the last minute.
I am keen to continue learning and would be happy learning new skills at the same time as gaining practical experience.
University, College, School – For all include titles/subjects and qualifications.
List your schools and subjects and Grades in order of most recent first EG: GSCE’s subject and Grades:
Date to Date or To Date – JOB TITLE – Where?
You will only have an employment history if you have done any part time work such as a paper round or Saturday job whilst you have been at school.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Computer skills – MS Office, Excel, Outlook, Social Media? Anything relevant.
- What else have you done through school that could be relevant. This will largely depend on what you are hoping to go onto to do? If you want to be a plumber and do an apprenticeship then maybe you did some work experience working alongside a plumber?
HOBBIES & INTERESTS
- What do you like to do outside of work?
- Available on request – use your Headmaster/mistress or any college or work experience.