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How to write a "no experience" resume?

You can write an irresistible resume even if you have no experience yet.

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Written by Tomas Ondrejka
Updated over a week ago

Remember, everybody had to start somewhere. What's more, at this stage in your career you're probably competing for jobs with other people who have the same amount of experience as you. Because of that, it comes down to how well you can articulate the skills you already have:

1. Open up with a resume objective

You can think of your resume objective as your elevator pitch that sums up who you are and what you can do for a given employer. Learn how to write a killer objective and professional sumary here

2. Choose a suitable resume format

For a job seeker with little to no experience, a functional — or hybrid — resume is the best option. It will help you showcase your skills in a way that will help you make up for your lack of work experience. Find out more here.

3. Treat your internships and extracurricular activities as regular jobs

Internships, volunteering, or any extracurricular activities. Despite being unpaid, these activities can help you back up your skills with evidence. Describe each of them in 3-5 bullet points.

4. Add personality

Have you completed a marathon or won an award? These unusual and surprising things deserve to be in your resume, as they can help recruiters decide if you can fit with their company culture. List them in your Hobbies section and don’t bother going into more detail.

Want more tips? Check out our guide and learn how to write the perfect "no experience" resume.

For some inspiration, you can also browse our student resume samples.

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