Instructions on How to Write Resumes With No Work Experience
It is possible, though challenging, to write a resume with no experience. After all, you can't get
experience if you can't get a job. The key to building a resume with no experience is to focus on your
skills and education. The resume format will be different from a work history resume. Remember to
tailor your resume to the specific job for which you are applying.
Write Resumes With No Work Experience
Instructions - 1 :
1. Trying to find a job but have no experience. That is not a problem at all. Think outside the box.
There are things that you do in your everyday life that can transfer over to job skills. These are
your attributes. Play these to your advantage. Skills are the same whether they were earned at
home or on the job.
2. If you are a stay at home mom you have skills that can be used on the job. You have been
cooking, cleaning, and caring for children. Certain jobs require these qualifications. For
example a housekeeper, daycare worker, or a restaurant worker are a few. Also if you can use
your home computer and know how to make copies and fax.
3. Don't worry you can use these skills to obtain an office job. This are requirements in most of the
office jobs out there. Then after you get your first job you are just obtaining new skills that will
help you get a better job later on. Remember to think about the things you do daily and let them
know about all the activities you are involved in like PTO, girl scouts, boosters, etc.
Instructions - 2 :
1. Make a list of all the skills you have to offer a potential employer. Skills that employers seek
include good communication, organization, the ability to research, writing and computer
2. Make each skill into a heading. Under each skill heading, list specific instances when you used
the skill. For example, if your skill is communication, you could write about the time you
delivered a speech to a group of people. It does not have to be a time when you used these skills
on the job.
3. Open a new document. Type your name and contact information at the top. Hit "Enter" at least
twice and type your objective just as you would for any other resume format.
4. Create a subheading called "Education." List your educational experience in this section. If you
do not have a degree in a related field, but have taken related courses, list these individually.
5. Create a subheading called "Skills." List each skill from your list as a new subheading. List
each example of a time when you used these skills under each skill subheading.
6. If you have any work experience, create another subheading for "Work Experience." Even if
your work experience is unrelated to the position for which you are applying, you should still
include it. This shows the potential employer that you have experience in the working world.
7. Create a subheading called "Activities." List any clubs, organizations or volunteer programs
with which you have been involved.
Tips & Warnings :
1. You do not need to list references on your resume.
2. Do not write too much. An ideal resume is one page. Do not make it any more than two pages.