Mar 04, 2020 - 01:56 PM
No matter who you are or what role you are applying to, a resume shows confidence and professionalism. Application forms may collect little more than contact information and basic facts for the employer’s system of record. Your resume makes you a legitimate candidate, and contains the information needed for employers to engage with you further. If hired, a copy of your resume may be required for your employee file.
Even when applying for part-time jobs while still in school, having a resume is advisable. Many of those jobs are quite competitive, and a resume can help you stand out, sometimes by virtue of simply having one. And even if the job application does not require a resume, have one ready for the interview. As we said, a resume shows confidence and professionalism.
Aug 20, 2018 - 08:03 AM
So, how do you create a resume when you haven't held a "real" job before? You can start by looking at no experience resume samples. Examples range from babysitter to cashier to human resource manager, so finding a relevant template is easy. They provide good examples of non-work-related experience to include on your resume.
The key to creating a no-experience resume is including work-like experience. All those times you babysat your younger siblings you learned responsibility, leadership, and conflict management. The time you spent volunteering at the local senior center taught you valuable interpersonal communication and organizational skills. Involvement in clubs, sororities/fraternities, honor societies, and community organizations also provide resume-worthy experience.
Resume builders offer valuable advice for creating great resumes regardless of work experience or lack thereof. Be sure to take advantage of all the resources available to you as a first-time jobseeker.