How to Build a Resume without Work Experience

Many college students lack what they believe to be relevant experience in the job market. Don’t worry if this is you, you have plenty of other marketable skills!

College Students rarely see the importance of their computer skills. If you are competent in Excel, Word or other programs, include it on your resume!

Coaching and Teaching experience are also valuable. They show leadership, command of a subject and the ability to work with other people.

Awards also help beef up your resume. Were you on the Dean’s list this past semester? Were you a college scholar? Are you an eagle scout? Did you win in the cribbage tournament? Whether or not these seem important to you, it is crucial to realize that these represent many skills that employers are looking for.

Leadership experience, such as being the treasurer for a club or the captain of a team, is also something that is important.

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