Aug 19, 2018 - 12:51 PM
When you don't have work experience to show to a hiring manager, you need to draw attention to your skills, education, and personality traits that make you a good fit for the job. As you can see in the no-experience resume samples, the key is to bring the focus to your skills and education, rather than your (lack of) work history.
Before you start to write your resume, study the job description to see what skills the employer is looking for. Make an honest assessment of which of these skills are your strongest, and then put those capabilities in your skills section. Try not to leave the work history section completely blank. Remember, you can list non-traditional experience such as volunteer work, positions within campus organizations, and examples of academic leadership.