First-time Job Applicant Resources
Congratulations on preparing to submit your first job application! The templates on the following pages are designed to prepare a first-time applicant who may not have much paid work experience to include on a formal résumé.
First-time Applicant Résumé Template
You may be surprised to know that many of your involvement, volunteer, and leisure experiences have helped you develop transferrable career competencies. This résumé template helps you put your best foot forward while focusing on your non-paid and paid past experiences.
First-time Applicant Résumé Example
An example of a completed résumé using the template above.
First-time Applicant Interest Form for LSU Student Employment
Please Note: This Interest Form would only be accepted in place of a résumé when applying to LSU student employee positions. All external job applications will require a résumé.
While we encourage you to first try to create a résumé using the template above, you may prefer to submit a Student Employment Interest Form with your application in place of a résumé. This form has been prepared to support you as a first-time applicant.