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How to write a no work experience resume

By on May 26, 2014
Write a no work experience resume

Implement this expert advice when writing your “no work experience resume”

Most important!

The recruiter wants to read your resume and feel they are getting to know you.

You want to avoid the wrong job as much as get the right job.

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Life, School, Small Jobs.

Your experience to date.

  • List the past things you invested your time in.
  • These are strong indication of how you will choose and behave in the future.
  • Look at life to date in family, school, hobbies, where you loved the work you did, these are very important indicators of what work will come to you naturally.

Know your industry and company.

Research, identify, understand.

Talk about what industry excites you, write it down.

  • Use the internet, sites like gives you great information on which industries are out there.

Find companies in that industry and define what about this company and the work they do excites you.

  • Show how you relate to this company and the work they do.

Show the recruiter that you are passionate

Resume must be clear on personal traits.

Your strengths show your aptitude.

Where were you most comfortable? Did you enjoy working with things more? Did you enjoy working with people more? Do you enjoy detail, facts or bigger ideas?

Give specific situations and facts to give the recruiter comfort. Do not just talk “in general” about your life.

  • The recruiter wants to get to know you to see if you will fit this job.

Why should you add hobbies?

Hobbies show the way you work.

Your hobbies show the recruiter your interests and help them to get to know you.

  • Talk about challenging situations and how you handled these situations.

We do an in depth process to identify these attention grabbing aspects in our “Golden Thread of personal strengths” process on

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