When you don’t have work experience, you could use some here are some resume examples and help!
When You Don’t Have Work Experience
From our ATS scanning tool:
❝If you're just starting your professional career and don't have any work experience, here's what you can do to your resume:
- Add extra-curricular activities: Skills are transferable and employers know that. If you have any extra-curricular experience - this could include volunteering experiences, or even being a captain of a sports team - include them into your resume under a section called "Extra-curricular Activities"
- Projects and coursework: If you're a recent graduate, you can also include examples of coursework or projects you worked on if they are relevant! You can also do an accredited Online Course (e.g. from Stanford or MIT). They're free and often include projects that you can include into your Projects section too!
- Work on side projects: Whether that is a newsletter, a blog or freelance work, side projects are a great way to demonstrate competencies employers are looking for. It also shows your initiative.
Note: Our resume feedback platform, Score My Resume, requires at least one 'Experience' section - this does not need to be a Work Experience section, and it can also be a section titled "Extra-curricular activities", "Projects", etc.❞
Best Resume Examples - When No Work Experience
Here's an example of a resume template a student with little experience can use.