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    Hi,
    I was hoping that someone would give me input on my resume. This is the first resume that I have put together. I'm 18 and don't have much experience.

    Thanks!

    Name Address
    Email Home phone
    Cell phone

    Objective:

    To gain employment with ________ Fire Department.

    Experience:

    Colorado Springs Fire Department Explorer since January, 2012
    CSFD Explorer Academy, covering basics of firefighting
    Ride-alongs with CSFD as well as Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Department

    Certifications:

    NREMT-B
    ICS/NIMS-100, 200, 700
    FEMA CBRNE Standard Awareness

    Education:
    High School Diploma
    39 Credits CLEP testing
    ALEKS Pre-calculus
    Currently enrolled in Fire Science classes at Pikes Peak Community College

    Volunteer:

    Various volunteer work though CSFD Explorer program including:
    Helping Red Cross recover after the Waldo Canyon Fire
    Assisting with the Fallen Firefighter Memorial September, 2012
    Aiding with a Volunteer Luncheon put on by the City of Colorado Springs
    Helping with candidate testing for Cimarron Hills Fire Department

    Work Experience:

    Running of my own lawn care business, April - November 2012

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    Check this::


    http://www.eatstress.com/resume.htm


    maybe list any acutal firefighter training you have done

    and if you even assisted at a fire, those duties

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    You actually have great experience for being 18 - not a lot of work experience, which is fine, but your other things. So really emphasize that. I think you should expand on your experience section. Add a few bullet points or other formatting and explain what you did at the explorer academy. What were your responsibilities? Try to relate them to the department that you are applying for. I would leave the ride-alongs out of your resume - bring them up in an interview if appropriate. List the name of your high school. And what is CLEP and ALEKS? If it is an accomplishment, maybe expand on it - or at least write out what it is (what is the whole abbreviation for CLEP) because they may not know what you're talking about. And do you have a name of your lawn care business? Expand on that - what did you do? Overall, good job. I just think you need to elaborate a little on some parts - you can still keep your resume to a page or so. These are just my suggestions. I think getting a lot of different opinions and checking out different sources are good for resumes. You want it to stand out.

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    Clep is testing out of college courses

    http://clep.collegeboard.org/

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    Better?


    Name________________________________Address
    Email___________________________City, State ZIP
    __________________________________Home Phone
    ____________________________________Cell Phone

    Objective:

    To gain employment with _______ Fire Department.

    Experience:

    Colorado Springs Fire Department Explorer since January, 2012
    CSFD Explorer Academy, covering the basics of: hoses/hose lays, searches, forcible entry, ladders, automobile extrication/stabilization, ropes and knots, wildland firefighting, PPE/SCBA, building construction, fire behavior, fire extinguishers, ventilation, and firefighter safety.

    Certifications:

    NREMT-B
    ICS/NIMS-100, 200, 700
    FEMA CBRNE Standard Awareness
    Current CPAT

    Education:

    High School Diploma
    39 Credits through College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) testing, accepted by many colleges
    Online Pre-calculus (ALEKS)
    Currently enrolled in Fire Science classes at Pikes Peak Community College

    Volunteer:

    Various volunteer work though CSFD Explorer program including:
    Helping Red Cross recover after the Waldo Canyon Fire
    Assisting with the Fallen Firefighter Memorial September, 2012
    Aiding with a Volunteer Luncheon put on by the City of Colorado Springs
    Helping with candidate testing for Cimarron Hills Fire Department

    Work Experience:

    Running of my own lawn care business, April - November 2012

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    Colorado Springs Fire Department Explorer since January, 2012
    CSFD Explorer Academy, covering the basics of: hoses/hose lays, searches, forcible entry, ladders, automobile extrication/stabilization, ropes and knots, wildland firefighting, PPE/SCBA, building construction, fire behavior, fire extinguishers, ventilation, and firefighter safety.


    so have you put any of this to use, or only learned in in school??

    if use, expand on that part.

    do you have on going training on any of the above??

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