Ask an Expert: 5 Tips to Write a Resume if You Feel Like You Don’t Have Any Experience

 

Question: How can I write a resume if I feel like I don’t have any experience?

Answer: Traditional resume sections are more flexible than you might think! Class projects, volunteer work, and involvement in organizations are all worthy of …

By Allison Fox
Allison Fox Career Consultant, Residential College in the Arts and Humanities and International Studies and Programs Allison Fox
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Tips for a Job Application Refresh

Stuck at home due to the pandemic (or for any other reason)? Especially if you’re between jobs, this could be the perfect opportunity to hit reset and take a fresh approach to your job applications. If you’re looking to say …

By Lakshmi Hutchinson - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
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Ask Alexis | Can I Leave a Job Off My Resume?

Dear Ask Alexis,

My last job was as a temp for two months. My boss at the job was traveling a lot so he had me report to somebody in HR. From the first day until I was told my services were …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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The Idealist Careers Guide to Presenting Yourself on Paper | Resumes and Cover Letters

Before you can land a job, you’ve got to get an interview. And to do that, you (almost) always will have to demonstrate your value and experience along with a hint of your personality in your cover letter and resume.

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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How Can I Build a Winning Cover Letter for a Student Job?

Milinda from New Mexico State University asks:

“What would be an example of a good cover letter for a student job?”

Thanks for your question, Milinda.  Writing a cover letter for a student job is no different than for a …

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7 Ways to Address Your Cover Letter That Aren’t “To Whom It May Concern”

To Whom It May Concern: I am applying for this job I found at this company that I spent so little time researching I can’t quite remember what role is open and I’m not positive I know the name of …

By The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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