How you make a resume for a beginner is similar to how you make a resume for an experienced job seeker.
From top to bottom, include the following five parts on your resume:
- Header: list your contact information (first and last name, email, phone number).
- Introduction: write two or three sentences highlighting your key skills and achievements, and how they make you a good fit for the company. This is called a resume summary.
- Experience: list your relevant experience and achievements using a series of bulleted lists. If you don’t have formal work experience to put on your resume, use this section to list volunteer work, relevant schoolwork, or internship experience.
- Education: name your highest level degree, plus the name of the school and graduation date. If you don’t have work experience, expand your resume’s education section with details like honors or awards you received, your GPA (if it’s higher than 3.5), and relevant coursework.
- Skills: add relevant skills to your resume skills section. Include a balance of hard and soft skills to show you’re a well-rounded candidate and have the abilities needed to excel in the role.
You can also include an “Additional Information” section if you want to fill up more space. Under this section would go details like foreign language skills, relevant hobbies, or community awards.
For reference, here’s a resume broken into its five main parts: