22 November 2014
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Student CV template

School leavers and students do not have much work experience that they can put on their CV. This makes it more of a challenge for them to stand out from those that do. However on the positive side employers realize this and will take it into account when looking at job application from a student or graduate.

This is a resource page intended to help a school or college leaver write a professional eye catching CV. Learn how to focus their curriculum vitae on those things they are good at, are relevant to the job they are applying for and can prove.

Professionally written student CV examples you can use as guides to write and create your own CV:

Graduate Buyer  Graduate Test_analyst
Graduate Electronics design engineer Graduate Web developer
Graduate Financial advisor  Junior_Software_developer
Graduate Manager Student CV template example 
Graduate Management consultant  Trainee Sales negotiator
Graduate media sales executive Trainee Accountant
Graduate Sales Executive  Trainee Administrator
Graduate Stockbroker  Trainee Insurance_broker
Graduate Structural_engineer Trainee Recruitment_consultant 
Graduate Secretary  Trainee Solicitor
Graduate Software_engineer   

Student cover letter examples
Student cover letter
Student cover letter 1
Student cover letter 2
Student cover letter 3

MORE STUDENT CV EXAMPLES (for applicants who have no work experience)

On this page there are 50 professionally written resume examples that have been created from the perspective of a student who has no work experience. They are targeted at various roles, and will give you a good idea of how to design and focus your resume at a specific job. Click on the templates to see the full PDF version.

Below you will find professionally written entry level resumes for the following roles;

Administrative assistant Hairdresser Security guard
Accounting assistant Helpdesk Sales assistant
Account executive HR assistant Teaching assistant
Accounts clerk Intern Telesales
Bartender IT support Truck driver
Bar staff Library assistant Volunteer
Call centre Marketing assistant Waitress
Cashier Media sales Welder
Cleaner Medical sales Web developer
Catering assistant Medical receptionist Warehouse
Clerk Medical assistant  
Courier Mechanic  
Dental assistant MBA  
Delivery driver Office assistant  
Data entry Production assistant  
Executive assistant Personal assistant  
Editorial assistant Receptionist  
Forklift driver Research assistant  
General laborer Retail assistant  
Graduate Sales representative  


A resume written from the perspective of a student who has little or no work experience and who is applying for a Sales Assistant vacancy.       Targeted at a Administrative assistant job

Student resume 1
Sales Assistant vacancy

    Student resume 2
Administrative Assistant vacancy


Student resume targeted at a hairdresser vacancy.       Student resume written for a call center vacancy.
Student resume 3
Hairdresser vacancy
    Student resume 4
Call Center vacancy


 receptionist resume       security guard resume
Student resume 5
    Student resume 6
Security Guard


no experience catering assistant resume       no experience waitress resume
Student resume 7
Catering Assistant
    Student resume 8


no work experience intern resume       no work experience warehouse worker resume
Student resume 9
    Student resume 10
Warehouse worker


no work experience executive assistant resume       no work experience dental assistant resume
Student resume 11
Executive assistant
    Student resume 12
Dental assistant


no work experience office assistant resume       no work experience research assistant resume
Student resume 13
Office assistant
    Student resume 14
Research assistant


no work experience HR assistant resume       no work experience teaching assistant resume
Student resume 15
HR assistant
    Student resume 16
Teaching assistant


no work experience production assistant resume       no work experience marketing assistant resume
Student resume 17
Production assistant
    Student resume 18
Marketing assistant


no work experience clerk resume        entry level delivery driver resume
                      Student resume 19
    Student resume 20
Delivery driver 


Entry level courier resume template       Entry level cashier resume template

Student resume 21
(Includes space for two references)

    Student resume 22
(Includes space for two references)



Entry level accounting assistant resume       Entry level account executive resume
Accounting assistant     Account executive


Entry level accounts clerk resume      
Accounts clerk     Bartender


Entry level bar staff resume template       Entry level data entry resume template
Bar staff
(Includes space for two references)
    Data entry


Entry level cleaner resume       Entry level editorial assistant resume
Cleaner     Editorial assistant


Entry level forklift driver resume template       Entry level general labourer resume template
Forklift driver     General laborer


      Entry level library assistant resume
(Includes space for two references)
    Library assistant
(Includes space for two references)


Entry level helpdesk resume template       Entry level IT support resume template
(Includes space for two references)
    IT Support
(Includes space for two references)


Entry level media sales resume      
Media sales
(Includes space for two references)
    Medical sales 


Medical receptionist
(Includes space for two references)
    Medical assistant


MBA     Retail assistant


Entry level Mechanic resume template       Entry level personal assistant resume template
Mechanic     Personal assistant 


                       Sales representative      


Entry level telesales resume template       Entry level truck driver resume template
Telesales     Truck driver
(Includes space for two references)


Entry level volunteer resume template       Entry level web developer resume template
Volunteer     Web developer


Entry level welder resume template        
               (Includes space for two references)


Writing a CV
Remember a CV should be aimed at getting you invited to a interview, not the actual job. To do this and maximise your chances of getting noticed by a hiring manager write a new resume specifically for the vacancy you are applying to. Try not to send the same CV to every job.

If you do not have much work experience but have good academic results then place your education at the top of your CV. However if your work experience is far more relevant than your education then place this at the top.

Stress how you can be an advantage to potential employers. For instance by mentioning and demonstrating your self motivation, communication skills, industry knowledge and ability to learn quickly and work hard.

In their CVs students should focus on the academic qualifications they have gained at school or college. Start with the names of your places of education, most recent first. Then include subject options taken in each year of your course. Include any special projects, thesis, or dissertation work.

Interests, hobbies and other information
List activities that are relevant to the job you are applying for. Specifically mention those that demonstrate your leadership, responsibility or social skills. Mention if you have a driving license or know any foreign languages.

Find two referees who are willing to give you a positive reference. You do not need to give the actual details on your CV. Simple statement like 'References available on request' will do.

A covering letter
If done correctly this can be a big bonus. It is you chance to directly and personally communicate with the hiring manager. Do not repeat what you have already put in your CV, instead in a maximum of four paragraphs mention why you feel you are the best candidate for the vacancy.

Address the covering letter to the actual person who has advertised the vacancy, thereby ensuring that it lands in front of the right person.

To help you write it keep a copy of the job advert in front of you and refer to the skills and criteria that the recruiter is looking for. Then explain and match your skills to fit the job requirements.

Research the employer
Another good way to get noticed is to research the employer and see if they had issued any press releases or been in the news. Then mention this is in the cover letter or CV.

Call the company up after sending in your CV
About a week after sending in your application call up the company and ask to speak to the HR department. Politely explain to them that you want to check that they have received your job application. Doing this will bring you to the hiring managers attention and hopefully help to get you invited to that all important interview.

Voluntary work
In you have done any unpaid work then details of these of this. It can strengthen your CV and demonstrates that you are a responsible and eager person.

More advice when writing a student CV:

  • Do not criticize your previous or present employers.
  • Do not lie about or exaggerate your skills, abilities or academic qualifications.
  • Keep it short, concise, clear and no longer than two pages.
  • Never send the first draft of your CV, always go over it a few times re-writing it and redrafting it to make sure get it right.
  • Proof read and check for spelling mistakes.
  • Mention your ability to work as part of a team.
  • In your CV insert and highlight industry keywords that relate to the vacancy you are applying for.

Links to other relevant graduate resources
Graduate cover letter example
Graduate CV template examples
Graduate internships

Student resource links
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Student accommodation
Student accounts
Student cover letter
Student discount cards
Student loan company
Student loans
Student resume templates
Student travel
Student travel insurance

More relevant links
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Copyright information - Please read
© These student CV template examples are the copyright of Dayjob Ltd 2010. Job seekers may download and use these resumes for their own personal use to help them create their own CVs. You are most welcome to link to this page or any other page on our website. However these curriculum vitae samples must not be distributed or made available on other websites without our prior permission. For any questions relating to the use of these CV templates please email: info@dayjob.com.

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