Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, April 4, 2014
The first step would be to de-emphasize on your resume your lack of on the job experience and bring to the forefront the other qualities that your bring to the table. List your degree first and emphasize the global aspect of it. Next talk about project work in school, your community and philanthropic activities, and your personal interests. Within the personal interests, discuss the time that you have spent overseas and how you feel that will benefit you on the job. The resume is key as it opens the door for you and once that door is open, you have the opportunity to sell yourself verbally to a potential employer. The resume is a written way to sell yourself. On another note, it is key to be flexible. If you are willing to go to any location, make note of this as this could set you apart from someone with more experience.