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Let's face it, before a future employer ever sees your face, shakes your hand, or smiles and greets you, they first consider a resume.

A resume's job is to be "you" on paper.  As if it's not hard enough to write a resume, imagine trying to write a resume without any work experience.

Perhaps you just graduated from college, or maybe you're trying to get your first summer job.

The fact is, it can be quite challenging to get any job without prior experience. 

But don't worry! I have some excellent tips and tricks that can help you rev up your resume in no time! Listed below are skills and qualities you can add to your resume to really appeal to a future employer, without having work experience.

  • Communication Skills: Are you naturally outgoing and friendly? Have you ever done any volunteer work with the public? This can prove to your employer that you have past experience dealing with the public. What about a garage sale, a business cutting lawns, or a lemonade stand? These are all things that prove that you have good communication skills.
  • Goal Oriented: Have you ever set a goal for yourself and achieved it? Being goal-oriented is a great quality to have on your resume. It shows that you are a motivated, self-starter that is ready and eager to work.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Do you get along with people very well? Do you know how to deal with people? If so, having excellent interpersonal skills looks very appealing to an employer that may need someone in a customer service or sales position.
  • Organized: Are you a natural organizer? Is your room or house spotless or do you find yourself constantly organizing things? If so, being organized is a great thing to add to your resume. A future employer can always use someone who knows how to put things in order and categorize things around the office.
  • Technical Skills: Do you know how to type? Are you familiar with any Microsoft products such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint? If so, you possess valuable skills that are necessary for almost all offices.
  • Construction/Mechanical Experience: Have you ever worked on your car or the car of someone you know? That gives you mechanical experience. What about working with someone on a construction project, whether you simply volunteered or were paid.  All of this adds to your experience, which can really enhance your resume.
  •  Confidence: I am sure all business owners and managers would like a certain amount of confidence to the individuals that they hire. If  you are a confident person, feature that on your resume.          

These are just a few of the things that you can you add to your resume if they are true about you.  By adding a few of these qualities to your resume,  you will find that no work experience, is no problem.