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How to Write a Resume if You Have No Experience

1/19/2022

Everyone has to start off somewhere right? You see job postings with the requirement that you have to have experience and you think to yourself “I don’t have any experience, how am I supposed to get a job?” Don’t worry, we’ll go over this in this article!

 

The best way to start off is to look at resume samples. This will give you a general idea of how to structure your resume and what to include. You don’t need to include everything on your resume, but you should include the following:

  • Your name and contact information
  • An objective or summary of your qualifications
  • Experience (if you have any)
  • Projects
  • Education
  • Skills
 

After you have gathered this information, it’s time to start writing. The best way to start is to focus on your most recent experience or education. For example, If you have any experience, you want to focus on highlighting your achievements. Don’t just say that you worked at a company for a year, say what you did there and what you achieved. This can be anything from increasing sales to saving the company money. If you have any relevant things to say here, these are the points that will help you the most! This shows that people are able to depend on you to get tasks done.

 

if you have no experience, you can focus on your education and highlight any relevant coursework or projects you have completed. Additionally, one thing you can really look for is projects related to your desired field. For example, if you're looking for a role in the design field, you might want to list some design projects that you worked on outside of school and work. This shows not only that you have some experience in the field, but more importantly that you have the drive and passion to do it.

 

One thing you may want to do is you may want to grab a pen and paper a write down any relevant skills you may have. Are you bilingual? Are you an expert at using Microsoft Excel? These are things that can help you stand out from the rest of the applicants. If you have no skills, this is OK! You can start practicing now and list down any skills you develop in the future.

 

Another thing you may want to do is take a look at the job posting again. What are they looking for? Look at your resume and see if you can match keywords from the job posting with your own skills and experience. If you can do this, you’re on the right track!

 

Lastly, don’t forget to proofread your resume! Typos and grammar mistakes are a big no-no. After you have proofread it, have someone else do it too. It’s always good to get a second pair of eyes. You can get peers, mentors, friends to look at it and see if they spot any errors.

 

Now that you have all this information, it’s time to put it into a resume! It may seem daunting, but with a little effort, you can definitely do it. Make sure to check out resumanage.io where we've built tools to make resume writing and reviewing a piece of cake which will be especially useful when you’re starting out!