How to build up work experience for your CV
A lack of work experience doesn’t mean that you can’t create a great CV. There are lots of ways you can gain valuable work experience, even if you are currently studying at college or university. Weekend work is always available, as well as working part time during the holidays.
Use voluntary work
Voluntary work is a fantastic way to get some experience for your CV, and whether it’s a local charity or a country park, you’ll always find work quickly and easily. Voluntary work is also something that can be done on a weekend if you are still in education and are worried about how you’re CV will look when you begin your first search for a job.
Not only is voluntary work actual real work, it’s also a great way to impress a potential employer who comes across your CV. It shows an employer that you’re not afraid to work extra hours, and is especially impressive when it’s completely free.
Choose something you are passionate about
Don’t just choose a voluntary placement just because you know it will look good on your CV, and consider choosing something which you are passionate about. There are some great charities out there to select, as well as local country parks which are always look for additional help.
You may even be fortunate enough to volunteer for a position which is similar to the one which you are training for. If this is possible, don’t hesitate to attain as much work experience in this field as possible, as it will look great on your CV and show how passionate you are about a particular role/industry.