You have graduated, now is your time to return to the street and look for work. To do this, you need to have a CV that will sell you to employers, that will show your education, skills, work ethic and how you will be a self-employed employee.
But now, as you read the many job advertisements in your industry you find yourself meeting a number of criteria other than ‘have less time off work experience’, and find yourself on the road from the fact that;
“You need work to gain experience, but you need experience to be given a job.”
Fortunately, the experience that most employers need is not only available through the world of formal employment.
The great secret of CV writing without having formal employment experience lies in showing that you have transferable skills for the job you are applying for and the ability to persuade the employer to look more at what you can do than what you have already done. So how can you submit your CV without work experience? Do the following;
1. SHOW YOUR ABILITY
As I said earlier, employers look not only at what you have done but also about what you can do. So you must convince them that you have the ability to afford the job you are applying for.
If you are a graduate ask yourself, did you do field / practical training / internship during your studies? Have you ever worked in a company or business of a friend, relative or relative even temporarily or voluntarily? You can totally use those items to show you have a great work experience.
2. START YOUR CV FOR PERSONAL INFORMATION
This will be the first part any employer will read, so make sure it is error-free, short and easy as possible.
This section is specific for providing the qualifications you have for the job you are applying for. Make sure you focus more on showing your competencies / qualifications that the employer needs for the candidate.
You can also add a degree or scholarship that you have studied at college if it is related to the job or will increase influence depending on the type of responsibilities in the job you are applying for.
3. LISTEN KNOWLEDGE OUT OF RESPONSIBILITIES
Make a list of your skills, and show them with examples. If you want to say you have leadership skills, then you can talk about an event you have organized or managed while you are studying or in the field.
But you’re probably good at communication, so give an example of how this helped you in your studies and how you think it will help you in the work.
4. DESCRIBE YOUR SUCCESS
Talk about your achievements in different contexts such as research, studies or volunteer work that are related to the characteristics of the job you are applying for. By talking about your achievements you confirm your level of skills and abilities.
Also, show your understanding and understanding of the issues that arise in the job industry that you apply for and list the papers you have read, debates or face-to-face discussions or online that you have been involved with.
5. MAKE YOUR MORE ACTIVITIES AS WORK.
Just because you did any unpaid work doesn’t mean you didn’t get any of the necessary skills. Keep your volunteer responsibilities the same as your job responsibilities – show how much time you spent, the tasks you did and the skills you gained.
Organize your tasks based on your employer’s priorities, for example, if you are applying for a newspaper job, the employer will need to know more about the articles you have written in newsletters / magazines than your athletic prowess.
So, be careful about what activities you put on your CV, it should be well suited to the job you are applying for.
6. PLAY YOUR VISION AND YOUR EDUCATION.
If you wrote research as part of your studies, then you could talk about your research potential. If you made a presentation, you could also claim to have a public speaking experience.
Also include, experience gained in a group / team project, such as planning skills, or any skills related to your role in the project.
Finally, many graduates fail to articulate their qualifications and skills in a way that has an impact on employers by failing to articulate how their skills can benefit the company or institution.
You find a graduate writing about a research study whose content is probably not related to the tasks he will be given, rather than showing how research skills will enable him to write articles or reports that will add value to various departments / institutions.
The basis of a good CV for someone who is not experienced enough (and even for experienced ones) is to focus on what he or she knows or has, and the qualities that an employer needs for the job he or she is applying for.
So, put on your employer’s shoes as you prepare your résumé and focus on showing the qualities or skills of someone.