Hi Zara Budd !
Check out these tips on how to gain more experience:
1- Get trained
Identify educational programs or courses that are reputable, respected, and more importantly offer instruction and learning that translates into real-life situations. This could be at a local college or even online! Lynda.com is a great online learning platform that I have used myself, and you can even try it for a month for free and take the courses that interest you. There are many others in addition to Lynda.com as well, just be sure to find the best fit for you. Online courses are a great way to learn something brand new or even brush up on your skill set!
Not only is it fantastic to give back, but hiring managers LOVE to see you have selflessly given your time to a cause. It shows you are committed, you care, and most importantly you want to make a difference! It will also potentially help you gain experience in that field and build connections.
3- Shadow someone in your field
Unfortunately, businesses do not always have the time or money for official internships, but some will allow you to shadow someone for a week or two to learn how things work in their particular business or industry. Send emails to prospective businesses. Make sure to let them know your intentions and that your presence will not be disruptive. Tell them you want to learn from the best ; ) Shadowing someone in your field of interest will allow you to build connections and potentially open the door to new opportunities.
4- Consider an internship
Although you will be working for free for a little while, the experience you will gain (and later add to your resume) is invaluable! You can even look for internships on Jobcase. Simply go here and add your location and the word “internship” to find an opportunity near you! An internship could lead to future jobs within that company, so make sure to put your best foot forward while you are there!
I hope this was helpful : )
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Have questions? Comment and I will be glad to help!
1- Get trained
Identify educational programs... see more
Go into your interests that pertain to the job, and ask questions that may help you gain skill.
I'm curious as to what type of entry-level job you're applying for. It does seem as though internships should count for something! If the job you want requires a particular skill, I would get extra training in whatever it is.
I'm curious as to what type of entry-level job you're applying for. It does seem as though internships should count... see more
Unfortunately, Most of the time, It's not what but who you know.
This is quite common for all of us. Not sure what type job you are applying for. To get experience, try applying at places like walmart, a grocery store or any kind of retail. You will gain the much needed experience in dealing with the public. Remember, this will not be your life vocation, it is simply a beginning in the work world. Most of those companies will tran you, so keep an open mind, be positive and willing to learn. Good luck.
This is quite common for all of us. Not sure what type job you are applying for. To get experience, try applying at... see more