How to Get a Job with No Experience: 7 Easy Tips

Get a Job With No Experience
Everyone who begins in the working world will encounter this issue: you cannot find a job without experience, yet you cannot get any experience without a job. It can be very discouraging and seems almost impossible to overcome. However, in this article we are going to give you some tips on how to get a job with no experience.   1. Educate Yourself  Take classes, get certificates and diplomas, attend workshops and if you have to, earn a degree. This will not only help you get knowledge that is necessary for the job but also show your dedication and commitment. In addition, teachers and fellow students are an excellent way to begin and expand your network.   2. Begin Working Your Way Up  Another way to get some experience in a particular area is to work for little or no money. I know it does not sound very motivating but it can help you get your foot in all sorts of doors. You can do this by volunteering, doing an internship or working as a freelancer to get hands-on training. Depending on your ideal career, start or contribute to a blog. This is a great way to show off your passion and talent. In short, the idea here is to fill up your CV and build your portfolio with relevant projects that you can pursue part-time, on weekends or during college breaks.   3. Work the Network  An easy and convenient way to land a job is by being recommended by a friend, co-worker or fellow professional. For that to come about, you must build and cultivate both your online and offline network. In other words, ensure people know that you are pursuing a career in that specific area and be ready with an elevator pitch, an updated CV and a LinkedIn profile that stands out.   4. Map Out Your Skills, Experience & Personal Traits  You should create a big Venn diagram to help you guide your way to success. List off all your skills, experience and personal traits that are needed for your future job. Then, add the skills, experience and personal traits you already have and see where the two circles overlap. You can use this as a means to see where you need to improve and what you can highlight in your CV and cover letter.   5. Become an Expert in Your Field  Learn everything there is to know about the industry and the job you want to work in. This will not only prepare you for the career but it will also help you when networking and interviewing for jobs. To become an expert in your area, interact in forums, read blogs and join groups both offline and online. Ensure you also know some key names in the business both offline and online, locally, nationally and internationally.   6. Reach Out to People Working in the Industry  People love giving advice and being seen as a specialist or expert in a certain field. Once you have learned the names of the professionals you admire and who have the career you want, try to get in touch with them and pick their brain. Ask them what next steps they would recommend and if they have any advice for you.   7. Be Patient  The most important thing here, although rather difficult at times is to be patient and be willing to start at the bottom. It can take time to get the job you want but once you do, all your efforts will be worth it.    

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