How/what do you write in a resume if one lacks no past history working experience?

I'm helping my friend write his resume. He's willing to learn and is enthusiastic. He has no previous employment experience. Clean record, driver's license, and high school diploma are his only strengths now.

Asked By: <33 - 7/15/2010
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Seeing as it is his first real resume for employment, i wouldn't sweat the no experience part. I would just write an introductory paragraph telling the employer about your strongest and most desirable personality traits. Highlight those traits most applicable to the job for which you are applying (i.e. volunteered to... More
Answered By: adam m - 7/15/2010
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Well if he volunteered or was in any clubs or groups in high school he can add those to his resume as experience. You really need to have something there, and unless he was was completely uninvolved in anything whatsoever he should have something to put on there.
Answered By: Res Ipsa - 7/15/2010
Make an accent on his strengths: his self-initiative and self-confidence, will to learn, present him as team worker, enthusiastic, motivated etc.
Answered By: Julia Kelley - 7/15/2010
If he ever cut a neighbors grass, walked their dog, or shoveled snow that is employment. A 16 year old can't be expected to have any employment history except for that. Extra curricular act ivies in school are important as is participation on sports teams.
Answered By: Jay - 7/15/2010
Ask Obama, he is good at getting jobs with no experience. if it is a union job put down Do-less and See-more. they will understand. No in all seriousness just tell the truth. Don't add anything on except that you will be a honest worker and how much you would like the job. Some times companies like fresh students... More
Answered By: My dog don't like liberals - 7/15/2010
Resume extracurricular activities, particularly for students and recent graduates with little work experience, demonstrate important skills that are valuable in the work place. If you’re getting ready to graduate this year, it’s time to reconsider your resume... More
Answered By: Polina - 7/16/2010
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