Of recent times, it has been quite difficult to get a job. This was due to the failing economy and increasing unemployment rate. Even in good economic times, there are still those people who struggle to get a job simply because they have no work experience. Unfortunately, they will be forever trapped in this catch-22 of never getting a job because they have no experience, but every job requires you to have work experience. But have no fear, it is totally possible to be able to get a job with no experience and I’ll show you how below.
So the most easiest way of getting a job is to simply submit a resume and hope that you get in. That’s how most of the really basic retail and hospitality jobs work. But if you have no relevant work experience, it’s going to be a little tough. So how to write a resume with no experience? Even with little or no experience, you should still be able to demonstrate that you are right for the job if you have a strong desire to help your employer’s business in some way. This could be by being punctual and being friendly to the customers. If you are particularly good at something, like speaking to people, then this is something you want to definitely put in your resume under ‘key skills’. Any extracurricular activities that you may have participated in when you were at school, such as charity work or public speaking, can really give you an advantage over the other applicants, as it shows that you have initiative and eager to achieve things in life.
If you are good at sports, put that in your resume as well. Being good at sports, especially team sports like football and basketball, can give an edge as well, because it means you know what it’s like to work as a team and this is a very critical factor when it comes to running a business. As an employer, you don’t want your employees to constantly fight each other and not get along because then everyone will leave their jobs and the employers will lose their business. So, being involved with these sorts of things is still quite beneficial to your resume, even though it might not be directly related
If all else fails, and you’re someone who never participated in any extracurricular activities or were involved with sports and have no skills or work experience whatsoever, then the last resort is to rely on networking. Ask someone you know who has a job and see if they can make an arrangement with their boss to see if you can work there as well. If that doesn’t work, then just keep asking and talking to people you know. You never know when someone might have a job waiting for you. It’s in the ‘hidden’ job market, so keep your eyes peeled for this.