Answered by Sara, Hiring Expert at American Express, on Friday, February 13, 2015
If you do not have any work or internship experience on your resume, there are several ways that you can make yourself stand out. Focus on highlighting activities and leadership that you may be involved with at school, in your community, religious activities, or volunteer work. These are important because they give employers a glimpse of your interests, personality, and work ethic, especially if you were involved in these while completing your degree. In addition, were you involved in case challenges or projects in your classes that can show teamwork, and potentially exposure to the industry or line of work you are interested in? If so, bring include these in your resume.
Finally, be very meticulous about the formatting of your resume (consistent fonts, bullet spacing, etc.) as this can highlight your attention to detail and professionalism despite a lack of relevant work experience.