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February 14, 2010 at 2:22 pm #31418AnonymousGuest
no work history, no experience, no qualification, no education and no jobs!!
I’m 18 years of age, from England and I need to write a better CV.
The problem is, I have no previous work experience and I don’t have any qualifications. This always dooms on me when I write a CV, it just makes me feel pathetic.
How should I go about writing a CV? Should I just highlight my own personal skills?March 1, 2010 at 8:19 pm #34238AnonymousGuest
write more about yourself and hobbies and how this would help you.. say you are dedicated and a fast learner etc.April 18, 2010 at 9:07 pm #34239AnonymousGuest
You have no qualifications at all?February 14, 2011 at 10:02 am #34240AnonymousGuest
first of all I want to know without any qualification what kind of job you are looking for?You are only 18..take some degree in which you are interested then only go for any job.. 🙂February 11, 2012 at 12:11 pm #34241AnonymousGuest
Write your CV as everyone else would, try following some of the templates from this forum as they are very good examples. Add your education, for your “about me” section, write quite alot about yourself, you can use examples of team building experience by something you have done at school or college. On the reference section, write “references available on request” and if a potential employer would like a reference from you, explain that you can provide a personal reference only as you have no work experience. For a personal reference, it can be anyone other than a family member, so a school/college teacher, your GP, family friend etc.December 2, 2012 at 12:55 pm #34242AnonymousGuest
I found myself in the same position aged 18. I had no experience except my compulsory work experience, and only my GCSEs for qualifications. For all I had ‘worked’ from age 14, it was for a family business so naturally they would give me an excellent reference.
Write to charities for volunteer work, and dedicate one day per week of your time to a worthwhile charity. Next, apply for a short college course. Floristry, an IT course, or anything of your choice for which you get a qualification shows you are dedicated to learning. Why not take a foreign language? Arabic, Turkish, and Urdu are becoming more and more desirable as the trade markets around the world shift.
Play on what you are good at. “I have a full UK clean driving license”, “I am dedicated, committed and exceptionally hardworking with a passion to learn” etc. Don’t lay it on too thick but blowing your own trumpet never hurt anyone!
Good luck in your job hunt, I’m sure you will find something soon!
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