Sample Resume with No Work Experience
To get a job, you don’t really need to show you’ve got some experience. What you must prove is that you have—
And this little detail makes all the difference.
In this guide, we’ll show you how to leverage your relevant experience to get a job you want. Even if you think you have no experience to put on a resume. Plus, you’ll get to see how to write a resume from beginning to end, and what to focus on when your employment history is (close to) non-existent.
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A. Peter Medina
A motivated and personable student pursuing a BA in Media Studies at the University of California Berkeley (GPA 3.89). Eager to join ABC Inc. as Marketing Consultant to help establish quick and long-lasting relationships with customers and assist in developing and implementing marketing materials. Strong theoretical background in consumer behavior, skilled at organizing events and copywriting (incl. 20+ reviews, brochures, and others).
University of California Berkeley
- • Consumer Behavior
- • Sociology of Culture
- • Science, Narrative, Image
- • Virtual Communities/Social Media
Extracurricular activities and achievements:
- Dean’s List all semesters
George Washington High School, Los Angeles, CA
High School Diploma
Combined SAT score: 1450 (Math: 650, Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 800)
- • Member of Basketball Team, Grade 10-12
Freelancing & Volunteering
Los Angeles, CA
- • Helped local community develop marketing materials to promote a series of garage sales events by designing posters and setting up a Facebook group.
- • Wrote promotional texts and 20+ professional product reviews for a local technology website.
- • Turned a friend into an Apple customer by effectively communicating the advantages of iOS over Android for his purposes.
- • Created a fan site for a musical band, as well as built and managed a team of two regular news and content contributors. The website was mentioned in a Loudwire article.
- • Organized and led games and activities for groups of 10+ school children.
- • Completed a training course on the principles of effective marking on Udemy.
- • Analytical skills
- • Creative thinking
- • Interpersonal skills
- • Leadership
- • Marketing
- • Motivation
- • Oral and written communication
- • Organizational skills
- • Presentation skills
- • Spanish (Advanced)
- • French (Conversational)
- • Marketing 101—Udemy Certification
Hobbies and Interests
- • Coffee culture (Certified Barista)
- • Basketball
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And this is our bulletproof writing formula—
How to make a resume for your first job:
- Pick the right resume layout.
- Make a meaningful education section.
- Focus on your relevant experience.
- Sprinkle the entire resume with your key skills.
- Include additional sections to boost your chances.
- Compose a powerful introductory paragraph.
- Format your resume for maximum readability.
- Write a cover letter to tell your story.