Replacing experience in a college resume

When college students graduate and are ready to enter the workforce, the first thing they have to do is writing their college student resume. However an important problem they might face is their lack of experience. Whether they might have a couple internships here and there or have supported themselves working at local fast-food joint, this unfortunately won't do the trick as employers want workers with related experience. So what do you put in your resume if you don't have any experience?

Well beside your education, you should focus on your skills and abilities, rather than on your employment history. The skills and abilities you will emphasize should be related to the job you are applying to. For example, if you are looking for an IT position, mention all your relevant technical skills. If you are applying to a translator position, emphasize your bilngual skills and how you use them to interact with your family or abroad. That way, you will still be able to appeal to employers, despite not having all the experience they required, which will give you a shot at getting interviews and job offers.


Gail Esparan