How to write a resume without a job experience?
This is the problem that every employee on earth faces with at the beginning of her/him work life.
You cannot impress your potential employers with your job experience when you haven’t any.
Bu you can still write a good and impressive resume. Here’s how:
Elements that you can (or must) include your first resume:
- Your technical skills in your specialty.
- Projects and workshops that you participated in when you’re a student.
- Internships: if you have real-world experiences in your specialty, include them. Include your skills and experience gained during the summer job.
- Your no-paid jobs (if any) relevant to your specialty.
- Coursework that relevant to your desired profession.
- Your educational accomplishments (if it’s over 3.0, include your GPA)
- If you won any awards during your education, include them.
- If you can get a recommendation from your professors, include it.
- Your personal accomplishments about the job you looking for.
- Include your special talents, or positive personality traits.
- Don’t include your hobbies unless they directly relate to the job you’re seeking for.
- If you truly have no work experience don’t try to flub, instead list your volunteer work or community activities.
- Never, ever lie and always be true to who you are.
Designing your first resume:
Your resume probably has less than 20 seconds to make the right impression (what researches say), so it must be clear, eye-catching and easy to read.
- Select a simple and standardized format.
- Do not use weird or flashy fonts. Use professional fonts like Times new roman, Arial or Calibri.
- Make sure your contact information is up-to-date and accurate.
- Your resume must be completely error-free. Read your resume carefully and remove even minor spelling errors from it.
- Including a cover letter is a good idea. You can read about how to write a good cover letter from here.