I have a page on Quora where I enjoy answering career questions. It's my opportunity to share my knowledge with others who are having difficulty in their careers. I thought I'd share one with you. Someone wanted to know the best way to write a resume as an inexperienced worker. Here's my response:
What is the best way to write a resume as an unexperienced worker?
Writing a resume can be difficult for those who have much experience so it can feel impossible for those who have limited experience. Note that I said “limited” experience. We each have something that we do that we’re good at. Also note that I said “feel” impossible. The truth is it’s not. The key is finding someone who want what we have or who can use your skills.
Don’t get caught up in how the resume looks or fancy designs. The key is the content. That is what will get you hired!
First do a skills inventory of all the things you are really good at that can benefit an organization. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, just start listing all of the things you are good at. Maybe you’re a good writer, or you don’t mind doing dishes, or you’re a dynamite cleaner, or your great with gardening. It doesn’t matter just list it. Then make a list of companies or places that can use those skills. For example, don’t mind doing dishes - restaurants, hotels, nursing homes etc…. Someone has a need for just about everything.
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