In this article, we will remedy the problem of having “no job experience” to write down on your resume, we suggest that you screen shot this article or copy the link to your device or computer so you could get back to it if needed.

Here a few things that we compiled to put on your resume that could help you get that first job:

  • Make sure your resume is simple and easy to read
  • Use an A4 size paper, it doesn’t need to be printed on special paper as long as it’s clean, with no smudges
  • Don’t use red, pink, blue, or green colors, only use black ink to keep it professional if you want important information to stand out
  • Trim everything down everything that you need to include on your resume, no unnecessary things
  • Use readable fonts, use only one kind of font or if you like you can make the headers bold
  • Make the layout clean, don’t make the recruiter squint while reading your CV
  • It’s your choice if you want to center everything or if you like you could just right indent your resume as long as it is readable, you are good to go
  • Dates should be easily seen, make it a bit bigger or even bold it out
  • Create a professional LinkedIn account and then include it on your resume
  • Make your social media account as professional as possible, most HR heads take the time to look at accounts of applicants. We are talking about FB, Twitter, LinkedIn etc
  • State what you want to do, make it crystal clear what your goal is, what you want to accomplish should be on the resume
  • If for example, you are applying as a layout artist put it at the beginning of your resume, put it on the top of the resume
  • This is where your extracurricular activities would come in, write every notable activity you did at school. Example: Official Layout artist of the college newspaper
  • Show your academic achievements if you won the art contest let it show on your resume. (Note: as much as possible it should be related to the job your applying for)
  • Include what you can do for the company, especially your tech skills, and your social media know-how, it may help you get a job because most companies nowadays are clue less about how to be seen or heard on the internet and if you know how to work the internet to your potential employer’s advantage you will definitely get hired
  • Instead of putting in your references at the bottom of the page write this instead – “References Available Upon Request” this gives you more space to write more relevant information that will help you land the job

Now that you are done reading the tips on this article, we suggest that you start writing your resume and when you’re done, save a copy and start sending it to companies who would need a fresh employee like you. Most companies need young blood for their roster and you might just be the one they are looking for. Also, don’t forget to register on PhilJobNet to increase your likelihood of getting a job. Good luck.

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