Aug 22, 2018 - 03:26 PM
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The first tip for creating a “no experience” resume is to understand that there’s no such thing as a “no experience” resume. Every jobseeker has a unique set of life experiences from which they’ve accumulated skills that could potentially transfer to a job. Likewise, one’s previous experiences lay the foundation for learning new skills on the job.
That’s why experts recommend jobseekers with limited work experience use a skills-based resume (also called a functional resume). The skills-based resume differs from the chronological resume by bringing your skills and experiences to the foreground, while placing your work history in the background. It is an effective way for new workforce entrants to demonstrate their aptitude for the job.
Some more tips: Pay special attention to the summary statement at the top of your resume. Apply only to jobs for which you are reasonably qualified. Read the job description thoroughly and map your skills very carefully to the job requirements. Be sure to include soft skills that employers value highly: problem-solving, time management, and especially communication and customer service. Finally, don’t pad your resume just to fill up space. Instead, make every bit of space that you do use on your resume count!