How to write a CV with no experience

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We’ve pulled together the key information you need to create your first CV. Our ‘Write a CV with no experience sample’ is ideal for any graduates looking for their first job, or anyone fresh out of college – who need to showcase their skills but has limited work experience.

We’ve provided a downloadable template for you edit and format as you wish, as this is just to illustrate the key information you should include.

Download CV Template: Dovetail Graduates CV Template (word)

PERSONAL DETAILS

Name: Title  First Name Last Name
Address: 
Tel. No:
Email:                                  
Linked In profile: Linked in url

D.O.B: Day, Month, Year 
Marital Status:  Single/Married

Driving Licence: Clean Full UK Drivers Licence

 ABOUT ME

I am a fast learner and have good interpersonal skills. I feel these skills can benefit both my relationships with colleagues and clients. During my time at University, the majority of my work was academic and/or theoretical. Because of this, my writing and typing skills are strong. The work I undertook at University also enabled me to develop a keen analytical mind and further my ability to look at things from different angles. I have also constantly maintained a self-driven and motivated mindset, which is evident from my First Class Honors degree and my achievements outside of work and University. Furthermore, my past and current employment have given me many different experiences in how to deal with both people and administration.

EDUCATION
City University London
(2012 – 2015), Degree: BMus (Hons) – First Class
<<One line description of degree>>

  • Year one:  Module 1, Module 2, Module 3, Module 4, Module 5, Module 6, Module 7
  • Year two: Module 1, Module 2, Module 3, Module 4, Module 5, Module 6, Module 7
  • Year three: Module 1, Module 2, Module 3, Major Project Composition – 77%, Major Project Dissertation – 62%, Major Project Performance – 74%
  • Ensembles: Balinese Gamelan, Orchestra, Choir, Music Technology

Brockenhurst College (2010 – 2012), Three A Levels grade A – B

Bournemouth School for Girls (2005 – 2010), Eleven GCSEs, GRADE A* – B including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, and English.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

 COMPANY: JOB TITLE (START DATE – END DATE)

  • Communication and organization with diamond dealers and manufacturers.
  • Updating documents such as stock lists, sales sheets and valuations.
  • Starting a relationship with a customer and maintaining that relationship giving them any support they need.
  • Organising, sending and receiving post.
  • Taking, placing and receiving orders.
  • Processing VAT refunds.
  • Responsibility for very high-value items.
  • Sales of wedding rings, engagement rings and giftware.

 COMPANY: JOB TITLE (START DATE – END DATE)

  • Sales of wedding rings, engagement rings and giftware.
  • Responsibility for high-end stock.

COMPANY: JOB TITLE (START DATE – END DATE)

  • Responsibility for high-end stock.
  • Sales of diamond, gold and silver jewellery.
  • Replenishing stock & keeping up stock levels.
  • Setting up new displays & adding sale prices by following diagrams.
  • Transferring stock to and from different stores.
  • Sending and receiving post

Company: Job title  (start date – end date)
Company: Job title  (start date – end date)
Company: Job title  (start date – end date)
Volunteering:

Tiverly Theatre, Wimborne and Saddlers Bar in City University’s Student Union.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:
Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Creative Suite etc…

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: 

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music: Grade 8 Flute and Singing, Grade 5 Piano and Theory of Music and Grade 4 Clarinet

My hobbies include, but are not limited to, reading for both pleasure and self-development, performing in musical ensembles such as orchestra, choir and Gamelan, dancing, running, and socializing.

PORTFOLIO: Include link/s to a portfolio if you have one

REFERENCES:
These can be past employers and/or Tutors

Download: Dovetail Graduates CV Template template just for the raw content –  feel free to format this and edit as you need.

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