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Asked by Thalira on October 2, 2017

How do I fill out a resume/ application with no work experience?

Answered by Phil, Hiring Expert at Merck & Co., Inc., on October 4, 2017

Hi there - think about any opportunities that you've had to gain transferable skills. Did you have any informal summer work? Have you had opportunities for leadership within any clubs or organizations? Were you part of any athletic teams? Thinking about situations where you've been able to develop skills like leadership, organization, time management, etc. will give you a good place to start. Best of luck! -Phil

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Answered by Amy , Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on October 11, 2017

Hello,
There are plenty of ways you can highlight your skills on a resume in place of work experience. Some ways you can do that are:
1. Highlighting relevant course work- what have you learned or what are the major takeaways in the class?
2. Highlighting relevant projects- what were the major accomplishments of the project? (include numbers if possible)
3. List any organization you are a part of and your position- What is your role within the organization and what are some ways you have impacted it?
Within those different points you should be able to pull out skills such as time management, team work, leadership, communication, dealing with ambiguity, etc.  Hope this helps!

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