Play to Your Strengths: Emphasize Relevant Skills or Education 

Posted by Wes Kriesel on 11/28/2022 1:00:00 AM

When individuals do not have much experience, they can have a difficult time landing a job. First and foremost, if lack of experience on your resume (see our previous post) is due to you not having a job, it is very important to let the employer know why there are gaps in your résumé. If this is the case for you, consider shifting the focus of your résumé directly on the skills and education you do have.

This would be the opportunity to mention in your resume what skills you have developed in recent years - these skills can include the following: communication, collaborating with others, great attitude, excellent writing skills, any other languages you can speak and/or write, software applications you can use efficiently, contributing creative ideas, and working under strict deadlines and pressure.

In addition, add in your cover letter, or even resume that you are motivated to learn any new skills and that you are willing to make an extra effort to ensure you learn things quickly and efficiently! Make sure you highlight your strengths and let those be known to the employer. As far as education, make sure to include the area you specialize in and how your education helped you grow.

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Describing specific projects that you completed while in school and how you overcame any challenges, if there were any, will come a long way. If you still cannot find some experience to include in your résumé, create experience for yourself; in other words, perform voluntary work that is related to the field you want to be in. Even being part of a club at your church, school, or other community organization will help your skill set appear even more professional and will increase your chances, even if slightly.