11 tips for getting a job without experience

Take classes, attend workshops, get certificates and diplomas, and if you have to, earn a degree.

Educate yourself

Another way to get some experience in a specific area is to work for little or no money – it doesn’t sound particularly motivating, but boy, can it help you get your foot into all kinds of doors: you can volunteer, intern or freelance to get hands-on training.

Start working (your way up)

A convenient way to get a job is to be recommended or know a friend of a friend.

Work the Network

It’s time to get out some pens and paper and make a big Venn diagram that can help guide your way to success: List all the skills, experience, and the personal traits needed for your future job.

Let’s draw!

Learn everything there is to know about the industry and the job. This will not only prepare you for the career – it will also help you when networking and interviewing for jobs.

Become an expert in your field

People love to give advice and be seen as a specialist or experts in a certain field.

Pick people’s brains

Make sure you have a captivating career-starting story that leaves no doubts that you are the perfect person for all kinds of jobs in a particular field.

Have a good story to tell

And while we’re at it: make sure your CV reflects the key parts of this story.

Revamp your CV

Transferable skills can be – surprise! – transferred from one situation or job to another and show how you interact with people.

Focus on the soft skills

Even though you should always aim high when it comes to your career, it’s also important to use common sense when applying for a job.

Aim reasonably high

Be patient, and be willing to start at the bottom. Getting your foot – and then the rest of yourself – into the door may take time.

Patience, grasshopper!

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