The New Candidate – Simple First Resume Template

the new candidate resume

Entry-level candidates and folks new to the workforce face the Catch 22: they need a strong resume to get hired, but they can’t craft such without actually holding any jobs. While this free resume template is no magic bullet, it does help you maximize your chances of getting called for an interview even if you have little-to-no work experience.

Best suited for functional resumes, this template allows you to add a bit more personal details and shift the focus towards your skills and education, rather than formal employment history. Use the big header area to add a career objective statement or a personal statement if you are applying to less formal jobs. It has enough room to write more about your education, internships and/or volunteering experience. Finally, if you have no clue where to start, read some resume examples first. You will find several tailored specifically to entry-level employees.

But before you deep dive into reading, be sure to download this template! It’s free and can be yours in just one click. This way you won’t be starting with a blank page!

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