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How to build your career without experience

How to build your career without experience

9 months ago By Design & Build
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When you first enter the workforce it can sometimes be difficult to find a job. Often you can’t get a job without experience, but you can’t get experience without getting a job. Luckily, there are some ways to still get a job even if you don’t have experience in your field.

Use your university

Speak to your careers advisor and ask about potential placements. Many universities, training schools and community colleges, will offer this. It can also help to have a professional reference from a career advisor for some industries. A reference proves you have the education needed for the role. This type of backing can help get your foot in the door - which is often one of the most difficult aspects of finding a job.

Network through social media

Social media has become a new way to advertise that your company is hiring.

  • On LinkedIn – contact relevant companies directs or join groups related to your industry
  • On Facebook - go to company pages to find professionals who might be hiring and see if they post job listings
  • On Twitter – use search terms like ‘hiring’ and ‘help needed’ to find opportunities

Use a recruitment agency

Reaching out to recruitment experts is a great way to get your foot in the door. Recruitment agencies have temporary contracts, where companies need someone to start immediately. Companies aren’t as worried about you having lots of experience for contract roles. You can build up your resume using these types of opportunities.

Start with an internship

Working in some fields, such as medicine, law, or advertising, can be very competitive. To get careers in these areas, it might be worth considering an internship. With an unpaid internship you can gain valuable experience, which could lead to a paid role.

Start your career journey

Try out some of these suggestions to get a job even with no work experience. Start from the bottom and before too long, you will be well on your way to the top.

Read our jobseeker advice for more tips.

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