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As a postgraduate or someone looking for work after leaving education many people will find their lack of experience an issue when looking to find a job. It seems as if you cannot get a job without experience, yet you cannot get experience without a job. It’s something that can become very discouraging and seems almost impossible to overcome. This blog will provide you with helpful information on how to get a job without experience.
When looking for work in a role where you have little to no experience it can be extremely difficult to get your foot through the door. Educating yourself is a great way to show employers you’re passionate about the role and will put effort into becoming the best you can in sed role. Taking classes, attending workshops, earning certificates, diplomas and if necessary, gaining a degree are all great methods of education that will be looked at highly by employers. This will not only get you the knowledge for the job but also show your dedication and commitment. As well as this teachers and students are a great way to start to build your network.
Another way to gain experience is to begin to work your way up. This may mean working for little to no money. It doesn’t sound particularly motivating or rewarding but It can help you to get your foot through the door. You can volunteer, intern or freelance to get training for your skillsets. Depending on your career path, starting your own blog or portfolio of work will be a great way to communicate your passion and talent. Filling your portfolio and CV with relevant projects that you can pursue part-time or on weekends is a great way to show off your work ethic. Volunteering positions are more easily secured than an internship and they’re a perfect way to boost your employability, especially when you have no relevant experience. Although the roles will be unpaid it will be a great way to build in-industry contacts and further your skill set.
Ways of being offered job roles and becoming aware of positions could be through friends in the industry. For that to happen, you need to build a wide and active network. These networks can be both online and offline, but I highly recommend having a mix of the two to branch out as far as possible. Make sure that these connections are aware of the career you’re pursuing and be ready with a pitch, updated resume and a LinkedIn profile for any opportunities that may come your way. There are many ways to build up your connections such as friends from university, career fairs, recruitment networking events, and employer talks or lectures. As well as this you can build an online presence by creating connections online as well as becoming a part of online forums and groups in your field of work. Having connections is a great way to find potential opportunities for yourself.
Another way to further your chances of employment is to become an expert in your field. Learning everything there is to learn about the industry and specific job roles will not only prepare you for your career but it will also help you with networking and interviewing for jobs. To learn as much as you can in your field make sure to interact in forums, read blogs and join groups both on and offline, locally, nationally or even internationally. As well as this make sure to have a captivating career-starting story that leaves no doubts that you are the perfect person for all kinds of jobs in your field. People will ask questions so make sure to prepare clear and concise answers to why you want to enter this field. Make sure to have an answer prepared on how you’re going to reach this goal and what you have to offer. This will give you the opportunity to impress with your passion, be sure to mention all the important skills and experiences, top it off with your education and persuade everyone you talk to.
The last and most important point in this blog is to be patient. You must be willing to start at the bottom, getting your foot in the door first is important and the following up with the rest of yourself. The process may and more than likely will take time. It will most likely seem exhausting and only seem like a semi-good idea at the time. However, if that’s really what you want to do go for it.