• Include your contact information at the top of the page, including your address, email address, and phone number.
• List each job or position you’ve held in the past, whether it was babysitting or volunteering, and what specific tasks you performed at that job.
• Make sure your resume doesn’t exceed a page, and if it has to, put all the flashy stuff up front. In many cases, just the first page of your resume will be scanned when employers are looking for a candidate.
• Do you work well in groups?
• If there was a conflict between team members, how would you work to solve it?
• Where do you see yourself in five years?
• Why do you want to work at this company?
Some of these questions do have ‘right’ answers—it might not be such a good idea to say that you have no idea how to handle conflict, you might want to come up with an actual answer, and be able to implement the plan you have in mind—but if you answer sincerely, with evidence that you do truly want the job and are willing to put in what it takes, you will make a good impression. Overall, the most important thing you can do when writing a resume and presenting yourself at an interview is to make a good impression. In order to create a good first impression, provide cause for your new employers to hire you, by showing that you are employable, and I’m sure that your summer job is well within reach!