It is well known that the first thing employers look for in a candidate’s resume is their work experience, since it’s one of the easiest ways to predict their suitability for a job. So what do you write on a resume if you don’t have work experience? What to write if your work experience isn’t particularly impressive or relevant to the field in which you’re seeking employment?
These questions occupy quite a few new job seekers, such as high school students, freshly released soldiers, and students taking their first steps in the job market. The answer is that even without work experience, each of us has relative advantages over other applicants, and the goal is to highlight these advantages in our resume. But first you need to understand what your advantage is in regard to a particular job.
Here are three highlights for writing an impressive resume – with a bonus tip at the end!