How to Write a Fresh Graduate Resume With No Work Experience
May 30, 2016
Writing a resume is already quite a challenge, what more if you're looking to apply to fresh grad jobs, and you only have your education to work with? This has been a frustration for fresh grads for the longest time. And even if you feel like you're qualified for the job, your resume will still be the first thing that introduces you to your potential employers before they call for an interview. So before you submit it to HR, click send, or upload it to job portals, make sure it's strong enough to impress the recruiters, even with the little work experience you have. Where do we begin?
1. Name and contact informationOf course, your resume should have your name, location, and contact information (landline/mobile number, email address) at the top of the document. Also, if you have a online portfolio or a professional profile, you could include the link to that website in this portion.
2. Career objectiveAs a fresh graduate with very little experience, your objective is an important section of the resume. Its main purpose is to get the immediate attention of the recruiter. However, this part should be short and concise and should emphasize what skills, knowledge, and abilities you have that will help the company achieve its goals. Remember, every company has different goals, so your objective should be tailored fit for every job application you're applying for. Divide your paragraph in three short sentences:
- Mention your degree and years of work experience (if you have any)
- Describe your strongest provable traits
- Emphasize your abilities that will help in achieving company goals