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Thomas Conteh
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Covid 19 Collection Specialist at The Grinder Group Llc

I have been looking for a job as a medical assistant for a month now, I am certified but my experience is less than a year and most of the jobs requires me to have 1 to 2 years of experience. How am I supposed to get 1 to 2 years of experience if all the employers are not moving forward with my applications? #healthcare #advice #medicalassistant #jobsearch #application #interview

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Lots of charm and employer desperation. Not kidding.

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Jarrade Hatcher
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Temp service

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Seek ye first the kingdom of God....

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James MacDonald
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Build your interview on the skills you have and what you believe in. Spend some time in the interview talking about what you have learned in your year and how you want to grow professionally to get to the next level.

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Nancy Castellanos Karam
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Apply to those jobs even if you don’t have all the experience or all the requirements. Worst case you don’t get the job, best case you get more interviewing experience and you just might get lucky. Try temp agency, you might get a contract job that will turn permanent. Good luck! I’m wish you all the best.

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Margie T. O
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Pls try and join LinkedIn. Networking on that forum opens up the door to many possible contacts that will support you. Wish you the best.

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Michelle Madison
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Proposal Specialist at Global Technology Resources Inc

I would suggest that you emphasize your current and additional skills in a way that shows them your worth as an employee despite not having the two years under your belt. When I started out as a proposal manager, I applied for jobs that were requiring more experience than I had at the time. I focused on packaging myself where they saw my worth and overlooked my lack of time in the field. I also had to rely on the prospective employer to have an open mind and you will not always find that. I also had to take a lower salary at one position due to my lack of time in the field. But if you're passionate enough and secure in your skills and what you have to offer, keep on pushing. Employers also look for reliability and dependability in a prospective hire. They need to know that you play well with others. Beef up the behavioral side of your personality. And if they really want you, they will skirt the rules and make a way for you. In the meantime, taking some free classes online that has to do with your field looks good on your resume. I did a lot of admin and proposal management seminars and training which showed them I was serious about my craft. Hang in there! It will happen!!

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Deanna Ortiz
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I think during your interview process you need to show eagerness and excitement. Even stating that you don't have a lot of experience but are ready to start work and begin a new career. That will have you stand out more than the others who already have the experience.

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Joyce Winters
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Hi Thomas,

Have you tried to reformat your resume? That could help, sign up with a platform that offer resume services, they can give you useful tips and help you with key words or phrases that may assist with being chosen for an interview. Don't give up, continue to be consistent with applying to jobs, and some will come through for you! I hope this helped, let me know.

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Carolyn Moore
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I feel you. I got my associate degree in administration office tech in medical and a certificate in customer service and support and I'm going through the same thing you are, I just need to be given the opportunity to show them I'm capable of learning and getting the job done.

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