Since you don’t have the technical skills of an upper year, it is important to emphasize your soft skills. Use your past experiences to demonstrate your interests to the employer and tell your story. Extracurricular activities are also a great way to emphasize these skills. Employers want to see if you will be diligent, trustworthy, hard-working, etc.
Adding your personal interests is also a great way to connect with an employer. Maybe you both played tuba in high school band, or were a star basketball player. Making these types of connections is definitely a way to get you an interview.
If you are in 8-stream, many employers will look at your marks to judge how good of a worker you are, so make sure you study hard in your first term!
Besides that, you need to make sure your resume stands out visually. Is it nicely formatted and well organized? Do you want to add a touch of colour to your resume? Maybe add a border? For more tips on this, check out our resume templates section!