Today’s generation of young adults are especially challenged in getting their careers off the ground as they face high unemployment rates and a bleak job market. According to recent census data, employment among young adults ages 16-29 stood at 55.3 percent, down from 67.3 percent in 2000 and the lowest since the end of World War II. This is troubling news for 20-somethings who find themselves under or unemployed and at a loss for how to change things.
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The current economy has changed the lives of everyone within the past couple of years. People who are unemployed are looking for employment in record numbers, and college students are included in the number. No one can afford to not have an exceptional resume in times like these. One of the more popular questions that I’ve received emails about is simply this:
“How do I change my resume to appeal to an employer when I don’t have the experience?”
Of course the response can vary depending on what your current employment situation is, but here are a couple of suggestions to help you get started:
- College graduate; no experience:
You can Google “college graduate resume template” and you will find examples of resumes without any work experience. Once you find an appealing template, spend some time formatting your resume so that your presentation is flawless. When you read your resume, you should be thinking, “I would hire this person, so let me contact them for an interview.” If you don’t feel that way when you read your information, chances are, neither does a recruiter or hiring manager. Next, prepare to sell yourself should you be contacted for an interview. Read More