I can’t get a job without experience, and I can’t get experience without a job.
This is easily one of the most common problems young people face these days when it comes to entering the global workforce. Companies are looking for experienced newhires who can contribute something to their teams, but if you’ve had no previous job eperience, how can you ensure these companies will take notice of you?
Never fear, there is a way. By expertly crafting your CV, whether you have experience or not; you can still make yourself stand out from the crowd to secure that interview. Here’s how.
Share Your Drive
Companies who are looking to employ someone are looking for employees with a lot of drive and passion. When writing your CV, remember it’s not so much what you’ve done in the past, it’s proving what you can do in the future, usually backed by your past experiences.
For example, if you’re applying for an IT-related position, list off all your previous experience that you do have with computers. If you’ve got experience coding your own mini-game, simply because you were bored one week, or maybe you completed an internship during your college years, ensure that you include all these facts in your CV.
List Off Your Skills
If you haven’t got any experience to put on your CV, you still need to showcase what kind of skills you have. “If you can, prove it with the experience that you do have. For example, if you state that you have good leadership skills, maybe you led a group or team to complete a project during your academic years”, – explains David Jordon, a Recruiting manager at Top Canadian Writers and a Huffingtonpost career expert.
If you put that you have outstanding communication skills, back up your point with experience. Perhaps you were in charge of part of a committee in college. Maybe you were part of the debating club where communication is essential? Whatever skills you put, back them up where you can.
Be Proud of Your Achievements
Your achievements and accomplishments are the highlights of what will be the foundation of your career so be proud of them. Whether you were part of a charity organisation or movement, or even earned some kind of award, make sure that your potential employer knows about it.
When writing your CV, make sure you put your shining and most glorified achievements at the top of the list, as this is what your recruiter will see first, even if it’s not in chronological order.
Create a Perfect CV
When it comes down to it, your CV itself must be as close to perfect as possible. Put yourself in the recruiter’s position. If you’ve just received and you’re looking through a CV with a little experience, but the wording itself is difficult to read, there’s no structure to the document, and it’s full of spelling mistakes, typos and grammar, what are you going to do with the CV?
Once you have finished writing your CV, it’s important that you re-read it over and over again to spot these mistakes. If you’re not too sure about what grammar to use – don’t panic and use these online editing and proofreading tools:
Eliteassignmenthelp – this online ediitng tool show you exactly what you need to change so you can get your CV perfect, as recommende by Huffingtonpost here.
Uktopwriters – here you can enlist the help of a professional writer who can either re-read and proofread your work.
Letsgoandlearn – online proofreading guides to make sure your CV is accurate enough.
Organise & Explain Your Qualifications
No matter what industry you’re trying to enter and no matter what qualifications you have, it’s important that you tailor your educational experience to suit the role that you’re applying for. Let’s say you have completed a dissertation in Law. Depending on what job you’re applying for, your employer may simply dismiss this as being irrelevant.
However, by explaining that you’re able to handle large amounts of information, conduct extremely thorough research and create long and detail documents, this may be a skill that your recruiter is interested in.
Use the Correct Format
When creating your CV, the formatting of your CV is also essential if you want to stand out. This means clearly laying everything out, so it’s easy to read. The format of your CV says a lot about. Imagine if a job application receives 100 applicants. That’s 100 CVs someone has to read through, and if yours is difficult to read, it’s probably going to go in the bin.
If you’re struggling with the format, feel free to a resume builder, such as BestBritishEssays and Academadvisor enabling you to use templates to lay out your CV while ensuring you don’t miss out any key details.
Honesty is the Best Policy
There’s no point lying on your CV about something you’ve done or say you can do if it isn’t true. When it comes to crunch time and you can’t perform well to meet business needs, the employer will instantly realise you were lying, putting your career in jeopardy.
Your CV may be read by a recruitment manager who’s had years of experience behind them, so the chances are that they’re probably going to know already.
Freddie Tubbs is a career adviser and business writer at Grade on Fire. Also, he is writing a Revieweal online review blog for students and writers.