5 Things to Include on Your CV if You Have No Work Experience

Writing a CV can be a daunting task. You’ve probably identified several jobs you like the look of but are struggling to pinpoint what you should put on your CV. This can feel especially daunting if you have no work experience to include. But don’t let that discourage you! There are plenty of things you can offer an employer, and this blog will help you get closer to locking in a new role. Here are five things you should include on your CV to present yourself in the best light:
  1. Education – Include any education you have completed. This includes your standard secondary school, college, or university courses. You can also use this as an opportunity to highlight any short, online or other courses you may have taken. Don’t be disheartened if you haven’t completed a degree. Any education you have received is still relevant and worth including on your CV.
  2. Extracurricular activities or volunteer work – Are you a part of any local sports teams? Do you volunteer for charities? Include any extracurricular activities or volunteer work you have participated in. Employers like to see that you are well-rounded and involved in your community. This can also provide evidence for skills such as leadership, teamwork, and communication.
  3. Internships or part-time jobs – Include any internships or part-time jobs you have held, even if they are unrelated to your desired career field. Any work experience, no matter how small, shows that you are responsible and have a strong work ethic. Many roles provide transferable skills. Think about what you did and the skills required to do that job. Then consider how they might be useful to the role you’re applying for.
  4. Hobbies or interests – Include any hobbies or interests that may be relevant to the job you are applying for. For example, if you are applying for a marketing position, it’s worthwhile to include that you’re a member of a social media marketing group.
  5. Skills or certifications – Finally, don’t forget to include any skills or certifications you have obtained. This could include computer skills, language skills, or industry-specific certifications.
Remember, a CV is a snapshot of your experiences and qualifications. Don’t be afraid to include anything that may be relevant to the job you are applying for. With a bit of creativity and some effort, you can create a CV that showcases your strengths and makes you stand out from the crowd.
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