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How to write a resume without experience for students

How to write a resume without experience for students

If you are a student and you are studying a degree or about to finish it and you are looking for an internship or maybe, your first job and but you have no idea what to put in the resume because you lack professional experience, you probably ask yourself: "What am I going to do if I do not have experience? Should I invent it? " Absolutely NO.

The first thing you need to know is that resumes are not based only on work experience. A company that receives a recent graduate or actual student  expects that they have no experience in the sector. But this does not mean that you do not have to make a good resume to impress them.
Generally, in student’s resumes there is usually no great contact with laboral work or none. So, how can you get your resume to be different from the rest and even better than those that do have experience?

Just because you are at the beginning of your career, does not mean you do not have very good things to highlight.

Here are some tips that will help you create a good resume.

The first thing you will have to do is to make a research about the company you want to access in order to adapt your resume and features according to the company's requirements. Think about how much you identify with the company and what you could bring them. But keep in mind that adapting your resume according to the company is something that you should always do, regardless of whether you have experience or not, so do not forget it for the future!

This information will be the basis for a company to be interested in you or not.

What do you have to include

You should take some time and think about everything you have done in the past that could be relevant to the position you are opting for. But be careful to include irrelevant or unnecessary information. For example, you will not have to incorporate data such as where you studied at school because if you are studying at a university or high school it is understood that it is something that you already had to overcome to be where you are.
Nor will the courses or small temporary jobs (weekend waiter) that are not related to the purpose of the company you wish to contact. The longer a résumé is because it has filler information, the less likely it is to be read.

You should also include if you have been abroad doing an Erasmus program, volunteering, au pair ... The experiences abroad are very interesting for companies because shows that the person is able to face situations that make him leave his area of comfort, like seeing yourself only in a foreign country and having to be worth it for yourself.

Another very interesting information that you should not forget is to add a professional objective. It is a brief reflection on you. where are you and where do you expect to arrive if you could get the requested job? Basically you have to summarize in a paragraph what you expect and what you offer to the labor market and especially to the company. Including a professional objective in your curriculum will help it earn points in the selection process.

How to organize information

  1. Contact information. Here you must include basic information such as your mobile number, email, address...
  2. Objective and interests. This is the space intended to include the professional objective that we have discussed before. It is important that you put it in the top positions so is easy to find for the recruiter when he looks at the curriculum for the first time.
  3. Education. Here you can add the degree and the study center where you have completed it. The start and end dates. In the case that you have not finished it you can put the expected year of completion. Finally, do not forget to include, academic merits as honor students or other acknowledgments.
  4. Additional training. Here you have to include all the courses, seminars and activities that may be relevant. Place those that are official in the first positions.
  5. Languages. Nowadays it is something basic and essential for everyone and especially for the new generations, that is why it is one of the most important sections of your curriculum. Always specify the level of knowledge you have in each case.
  6. Skills and competences. Describe qualities and abilities briefly and schematically. Some examples that are usually included in this section are: "domain of computer programs such as Photoshop, autonomy, leadership ... Take the opportunity to include everything that identifies you and may also be useful for the profile sought.
  7. Other data of interest. At this point you will have to include everything that you consider of great relevance and does not fit in the previous sections. As for example volunteering, driver's license, availability ....

Finally we recommend you to always accompany the resume with a cover letter.

Now that you have clear about what information your curriculum should contain, we want to help you with the design of it. The presentation is also very important, because it is the first thing that comes through the eyes. In EDIT you will find many templates for resumes that have been specifically adapted for students. Once you have clear the information that you want to reflect, it will not take more than 5 minutes to have your CV ready. And if you need to make small changes to adapt it to the different candidacies you want, you can always modify it.

With all these ingredients you will have a resume of ten. Good luck in the job search!


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