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You write a resume without prior experience by focusing on your skills, whether you achieved them through your education, or through any volunteer work. For example, you can list your research skills gained from evaluating online and offline information sources for a research study, or focus on the time management skills you acquired via the volunteer shifts you juggled at the local humane society.
When you list each skill, create a job title that accurately reflects what you did (intern, volunteer, student), plus the organization’s name, location, when you worked there, and for how long. For each position, emphasize how you added value to the organization, such as “recruited 40 volunteers from throughout the community, the most recruited by a single volunteer in this position.” Don’t forget to emphasize your education, including honors, awards, or fellowships, as they’re an important part of what you can bring to an employer and a position. At the same time, don’t forget to include any certification or license you have achieved through vocational training or other special learning programs.
You should also consider using a functional resume format, as this format is one that can work nicely for those with little or no prior work experience.