8 Sure-Fire Ways to Write Resume With No Work Experience for Students (Guest Post)

If you are a fresh graduate looking for a job, then you are probably worried about several things:

  • Who will ever hire you if you have no work experience?
  • How to write a winning resume to get your dream job?
  • Is there a chance that a well-written CV can get you into the desired position?

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If those questions bother you, we’ve got good news for you: if you do your homework and create a great resume, then good job won’t take long to find you!

The only question you might have now concerns the ways to develop such a CV. And we know at least eight ways to do that. Here are 8 ways to write a top-notch resume for a graduate having no work experience.

1. Start with a clear career objective.

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Since you have no relevant work experience, you need to work on this part even harder. It can make all the difference for you.

The main message you want to demonstrate in the career objective paragraph is that you are going to be a real asset to the company. How exactly can you say that?

Simply specify what skills and experience you have the company hiring you can benefit from. Keep this part short and to the point. But add all the essential information into it so that your potential employer can see what a valuable candidate you are.

2. Add your selling point.

You might not have the experience to make you the best applicant for the position, but you definitely have some soft skills that make you an outstanding employee.

Therefore, at this stage, you need to make a list of all your strengths and skills.

For instance, your ability to follow someone’s lead, stick to directories, organize your day and working duties, as well as profound knowledge of certain technologies, methods, techniques, etc., can be your key strengths and skills.

Besides, they will help you stand out from the crowd and demonstrate your personality.

3. Mention your leading roles.

Maybe you were once chosen to be your School’s President, or you wrote for the college’s paper. Or you might have gotten some awards and prizes when at the university.

All these details should definitely go on your resume. They make you a unique applicant that has goals and ambitions. Do not miss a chance to impress your potential employers with that.

4. Emphasize your education.

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So far education is all you have. Therefore, you need to emphasize its significance. If you have decent grades, mention them on your resume as well. You need to use all the tools at your disposal to grab recruiter’s attention. And since education is now the only most valuable thing you can boast, let it be at the core of your CV.

5. Add work-like experience.

Your hobbies or volunteering experience are exactly what you should talk about in this section.

Therefore, if you have ever raised money for your organization, was in charge of the Public Relations of your college, ran campaigns to support or protest against reforms, or conducted a huge research with other fellow students from your college, now is the time to talk about it.

Employers want candidates with passion for what they do and ambitions to achieve new heights. Besides, self-organization, pro-activity, and discipline are those traits every entrepreneur could find a use for in his venture.

That is why mentioning these qualities if you have them are essential to the success of your job search.

6. Provide examples.

Your resume will get lost among other CVs out there unless you provide specific examples illustrating your uniqueness and expertise.

For instance, you can state that you helped your college to organize a marathon, along with other local educational institutions. In the course of this marathon, a certain sum of money was raised to help a certain group of people financially.

This will show that you can be a great organizer, an effective helper, and an excellent team player who cares for other people’s needs.

And though it is not necessarily a work experience, it still counts as a work-like experience.

7. Keep it short.

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Your resume should not exceed one page. You do not have that many skills or experience to show, so there is no need to take more of the recruiter’s time.

Make the resume informative but exclude all the unnecessary things from it.

Besides, remember to keep sentences short and paragraphs no longer than two sentences. Such a resume will attract more attention and make it easier for a recruiter to go over it.

8. Have a professional email address.

No self-respecting employer will ever hire a person with an email that sounds like a “[email protected]” or “[email protected]”.

The BuzzFeed has recently posted an article with all the embarrassing emails people used to get years ago.

And we get it: we have all done some silly mistakes when we were teenagers. But now, as you start applying for a job is the time for you to create a new job email that will contain your first and last name. It will add credibility to your professional profile!

Now, we hope you know how to write a good resume that will help you get the job you really want.

Make sure to go over each one of these points and apply our tips to life.

Marcus Buckingham has once said:Emphasize your strengths on your resume, in your cover letters, and in your interviews. It may sound obvious, but you’d be surprised how many people simply list everything they’ve ever done. Convey your passion and link your strengths to measurable results. Employers and interviewers love concrete data.

Use his advice and our tips – and start sending your excellent resume out!

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Lori Wade
About Lori Wade


Lori Wade is the content writer and a career specialist for college students. She is a content marketer, sharing experience on writing, education, and self-development in her publications, for example, https://eliteessaywriters.com/blog/how-to-write-a-resume/. Connect with her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.

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  • Thank you very much for this helpful tips. I am currently in my last year of being a college student. Good thing here in the Philippines, we have these recruitment services in manila that will help me out on finding my desire job, but first i need to know how will i make a good resume. Fortunately, i read this article it helps me a lot.