Writing a Resume with no Job or work Experience

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Creating A Resume

How to write a resume when you have little to no job experience

Everyone has experience in something. The problem is finding the most important ones to list on your all-important resume. It depends of course on your age and the type of job you are pursuing. Never submit more than a two-page resume, and make sure everything of importance is on the very first page. Employers, very seldom look past the first page. Never waste your time with those flashy covers, unless you are applying for a job requiring artistic work. They are time wasters.

School leavers

Write down all the things you have done. Have you ever babysat? Can you ask for references from those employers? Computer experience, list programs you can use, windows, office, excel, photo imaging, and scanning. Have you had any work experience, in a supermarket or McDonald's? Include School certificate details. Do you have any credentials with leadership qualities, as a prefect for instance?

Employers need to employ reliable, punctual, and honest, workers. If you have those qualities, list that on your resume. On the bottom of your resume, list your main sporting interests or hobbies.

Returning to the work force

Married with a grown up family, and wish to return to work. Therefore, you have a wealth of experience behind you. You need to list all your relevant experience. Like organization, skills, managing the budgets, volunteer work, or committee work with school P& C. If you use a computer, list your skills of use. Mention language skills if you have any besides English.

CREATING YOUR RESUME: List in the following order

Personal profile Name, Address, Date of Birth, Phone Numbers, email address, marital status, and vehicle licenses

Relevant Work experience - Details of your experience

Education- Schools, Technical colleges, Certificates etc

Skills Computer knowledge, Internet (anything relevant to position)

References- Skilled and personal

The majority of employment agencies have Resume templates on their websites ready for you to add your personal information. When creating it, make sure you only include the relevant information, pertaining to that particular position. It is a very good idea to have two or three resumes. Each directed at different positions.

If applying for a secretarial position, do not add that you babysat for Mrs. Jones for two years. Likewise, if you want a cleaning job, do not mention that you were a receptionist. If you do, they will say you are overqualified, and out of consideration. Send copies of references that refer to the position you are applying for, no others.

You list the specific details required on resumes these get you to the interview. Once there, you offer the more detailed information and references. Remember, organization skills, honesty, and punctuality go a long way to obtaining and keeping your job.

Everyone has experience in something. The problem is finding the most important ones to list on your all-important resume. It depends of course on your age and the type of job you are pursuing. Never submit more than a two-page resume, and make sure everything of relevant importance is on the very first page. Employers, very seldom look past the first page.

NEVER waste your time with those flashy covers, unless you are applying for a job requiring artistic work. They are time wasters.

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MrMarmalade 9 years ago from Sydney

Just the right time for showing people how to write their resumes. Specially school leavers.

Great one


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Bozyslawa 8 years ago

Great idea, and so important - well done, well written, most helpful! Thanks for this wonderful hub!


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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

I am glad you liked it. Yes a correct resume is the difference between obtaining the job or being out of work. Thanks for stopping by


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BeatsMe 8 years ago

This is a helpful hub.


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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

Thank you for that.


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paxwill 4 years ago from France

Good advice, especially about playing up all your experiences. Sometimes people who have been out of the traditional workforce think their accomplishments aren't valuable to a potential employer unless they were receiving a regular paycheck for it. Voted up!


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Eileen Hughes 4 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

Paxwill yes we should all keep a couple of different resumes as all jobs need different qualifications. Showing too much experience could make you overqualified.


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mishel ronld 4 years ago from New York, NY

Hey nice hub people can understand hoe to write resume while applying for job. Here I find some interesting tips thanks for sharing.


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Eileen Hughes 4 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

Mishel, thanks for that, glad you found some good info

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