How To Create A CV With No Experience

Making A Resume Without Experience

You’re applying for a job but lack experience, and you’re concerned because your resume seems a little sparse. We will provide you with advice on how to write a CV if you lack experience in this article.

You got the know how, you’ve got skills and you know you’re capable and will succeed in the position you’re interested in. You will need to convince your employer that you are capable of this. To do that you need have a good first impression which you will do through your CV.

When you create your CV keep it simple and straight to the point as a long CV might lead to the employer losing interest half way through your CV.

Your CV should include the following sections:

Personal Details

You don’t need to give too much away here like your ID number, address, date of birth or marital status. Instead just provide your name, surname, contact details and a short personal statement. Your personal statement should stand out a bit, so avoid the clichés and give them something unique about you.


Next up is education, this includes information about your University/College qualification (if you have any) and then your high school information. In this section, include the years you have completed your qualifications and your Matric.

eg.   University/College – Year

      – Modules/subjects

      – Qualification

      High School – Year

      – Matric (type of matric pass)

      – list subjects if you want to


If you have no experience, you can add job shadowing, volunteering, activities you did in high school or University/college or ANYTHING you feel could convince your employer to hire you.


Here, you can list all the skills you have, this is your time to shine, and show what you’re good at. This is important so make sure you list all the skills you are proficient in, because it will generate interest in you.


List the languages you are proficient in. Depending on the type of job you are interested in, this could be very important to your employer.

Hobbies & Interests

List things that you love doing here, you might have a common interest or hobby with the recruiter. The recruiter might like the fact you have something in common with them.

My last piece of advice is to create a tailor made cover letter, in the cover letter give your recruiter a glimpse of your personality and also let them know why you think you are suited for the job.

In the cover letter you can go into more detail and express yourself a bit more. For the CV design, use something easy to read and simple, because the recruiter goes through many CVs. If you have a simple one, it boosts your chances of being chosen for an interview.

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