HOW TO WRITE A CV WITH NO WORK EXPERIENCE

Having no work experience is a big issue for a lot of job seekers. However, lack of work experience doesn’t have to be the downfall of your job search. A well written CV can go a long way to improve your prospects and get employers to overlook your experience. Here is how to write a CV to land a job without work experience!

Having no work experience is a big issue for a lot of job seekers. However, lack of work experience doesn’t have to be the downfall of your job search. A well written CV can go a long way to improve your prospects and get employers to overlook your experience. Here is how to write a CV to land a job without work experience!

Emphasise your skills

Without work experience it is important to focus your CV on the skills you’ve developed. Highlighting any skills you’ve gained, such as team work or, can help you to appear more suitable for the role and reassure an employer of your capability.

Use your education!

Experiences and qualifications gained at school, college and university can be used to make your CV stand out. Relevant modules, awards or projects can be used to demonstrate your skills and knowledge. Explain how your knowledge can be applied to the role you’re applying for and how the skills and knowledge you’ve gained through education could be beneficial for the position.

Personal Statement

This section is a great opportunity to sell yourself to an employer and prove your suitability for a role. Your personal statement should always be tailored to the job you’re applying for! This section is one of the first things an employer sees, so a great personal statement can help to improve your prospects.

Extra-curricular Activities

If you’ve ever been a member of a club, university society or part of a sports team you should include this in your CV. Extra-curricular activities can help to make you a more attractive candidate, showing an employer that you haven’t just sat around doing nothing, and help to demonstrate the development of a relevant skill.

Key words

Using industry-specific wording will help you to stand out, even without work experience. Many employers will only skim read a CV, so it’s really important that what you write is all relevant. Read the job description thoroughly before completing your CV, as it can give you a better idea of the types of key words to include.

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