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3 Key Things A Future Employer Wants To See On Your Kid’s CV

From an early age, you will be starting to think about what your child’s life will be like as an adult. Will they be rich, successful? Will they have a career that they love and a great family? It’s the career aspect that we want to focus on today because believe it or not, you can help ensure that your child has a great career and you can start when they are young. To do this, you need to understand what an employer wants to see from your child’s resume. Let’s take a look at the key factors.

Bilingual 

This is a major selling point. It means that your child will be more valuable regardless of what industry or sector they want to work in. These days, the world is a massive melting pot and it’s important to ensure that all customers and clients have someone who, quite literally, speaks their language. It will help them in every level of their career. So, the question then becomes how do you ensure this is the case. While schools do teach language, this might not be enough. Think about taking them on long trips. A couple of months in another country is a great way to help children pick up another language. You just need to make sure that they are interacting with the locals. 

It’s worth noting that this is known as a USP and it should have a strong presence on your child’s resume. By using a free resume template, you can help ensure that this is structured correctly. 

Experience 

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One of the worst things that your kid can be when they leave college is green. Unfortunately, this is true for a lot of college leavers. They have virtually no career experience at all. It’s important to note that the experience in question doesn’t have to be in their chosen field or industry. It could be anything. Employers just want to know that a candidate has some level of experience working in a company and in that type of framework. It could even mean that they spent a summer working at a corner shop. This is far better than a resume with no job experience at all. 

Extra Activities 

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You have probably already heard about how important extra-curricular activities are for kids. It’s absolutely vital that you think about something that they can do in their spare time that is going to be relevant to their future career. Sports are a smart choice here if your kids are interested in this type of activity. Sometimes it’s just a case of finding the right sport. By getting involved in sports, you can show that your kid has experience in teamwork as well as performing under pressure. It’s probably no mystery why this is important for an employer when looking for the right candidate for a position. 

We hope you see now that when you know what employers want from your kids, you can help them gain the upper hand on the job market.

2 Comments

  • Tamra Phelps

    Experience at working is always good. And, knowing another language will always be a bonus, too. It makes sense to me.

  • Edna Williams

    From early childhood, kids should learn at least one second language. The ability to fluently communicate with others in a foreign language will definitely be an asset to their career! Thanks for sharing!

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