How to Apply and Get a Job Without any Work Experience

Hello guys, Compliments of the season! I hope you guys enjoyed your Christmas celebration? I wish you guys merry Christmas in arrears and a prosperous new year in advance.

Very quickly we will be looking at a post on getting and applying for a job without any Job experience. This has been a big challenge for fresh graduates and Corpers. Before I continue, allow me unveil a bitter truth to you; “Companies would prefer to employ Experience to Certificates” this implies that; they would rather employ someone who will add value to the company and get paid than employ someone with just certificate and no experience and will also get paid. They believe your 6 month to 1 year is a liability to them, as they will still get to train you to adapt and master the job. Yes! its TRUE!!

But today i will be sharing some things you will find useful; Follow me please

You will come across a lot of positions that require “1 to 3 years relevant experience.” You may not have that relevant experience to offer the employer, just a university or polytechnic degree and the willingness to learn. The hard truth is that relationships matter a lot in job hunting. If you’re not fortunate enough to have a friend or family member help get you a job to start a career in a field you’re interested in, don’t be discouraged. You just have to work harder than those who do. The skills you’ll learn about job hunting today will benefit you many years down the road when you’re working with me to find you a better job with more pay and career growth. Going back to today, here’s what you can do:

  1. Demonstrate Passion -­‐ Show employers you actually want the job, and that you’re not just another student/graduate who is submitting résumés at every posting they see. That’s why I suggest you add an “Objective” to your résumé, so you can tell the employer exactly what you want to accomplish. Show them you want to work for them and that you will be an employee who will learn quickly and do whatever it takes to get the job done.
  2. Consider Contracts -­‐ I know a lot of successful people who started off working on short-­‐term contracts. They took whatever opportunities they could get, gained some experience, worked hard, and ended up being hired full-­‐time by great companies where their careers really took off. You can get short-­‐term contracts by working through consulting agencies (search online for “[location] staffing agencies” and “[field] staffing agencies”).
  3. Consider Internships -­‐ If you can afford to, consider taking an unpaid internship to get your foot in the door for a particular field. However, I would aim for contract positions first, unless you find an internship that’s an amazing opportunity, where there’s a strong chance of being hired once it’s over.

If you’re applying for an Entry Level Job, sell yourself as an Entry Level candidate. A lot of times, Corpers and/or Fresh graduates feel the need to oversell their accomplishments by giving themselves senior titles like, vice president or director of a project when it was only them involved in the project to begin with. Senior titles are appropriate for some things, like clubs or organizations in college, but a lot of fresh graduates have a sense of entitlement and feel they should be a vice president coming right out of college. Although it is fine to be confident in yourself, you’re not facing reality, and you’ll end up wasting your time when you should just look for positions that are for Entry Level candidates.

You may have had internships back in school, which is great. However, you must emphasize that these positions were internships on your résumé, as opposed to part-­‐time or full-­‐time jobs. A lot of times, candidates list “[position title]” as opposed to “[position title] (intern),” which is a huge difference. You have to remember that the average recruiter will spend less than ten seconds reviewing your résumé. If they see a work experience on your résumé for three months, which you did not indicate clearly as an internship, and your next work experience was two years later, they’re going to assume you were two years out of work because either you were not taking your career seriously or because it took that long to find an employer who would hire you. You cannot afford to have them think that. So, label each internship as either “intern” or “internship” and you’ll make your résumé a lot easier to read.

Employers want to hire candidates who are unique. You are not unique if your résumé looks like your friends’. When you’re putting together your résumé, you have to ask yourself, “How can I make mine different from my competitors’?” Whether it’s picking a unique font, creating a personal website, or adding new and interesting sections to your résumé, always aim to be one step ahead of who you are up against.

Permit me to end here today. All i am doing is to give you a tip from what you will get from my EBook come January 2019. (next month). its really going to be loaded. Thousands of Secrets exposed. Don’t miss it

Regards

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faletoayodeji

Hi, I'm Ayodeji O. Faleto an aspiring blogger with an obsession for all things business and careers. This Blog is dedicated to helping people overcome employment and business failures

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