How To Gain Job Experience
So, getting a job after college seems to be a pretty big deal to most, but a ton of people are having a tough time achieving this goal, especially in todays horrible economic times.
There are a million reasons why people arent hiring, with some of the more common ones being as follows.
Not enough experience
Company just down sized
Dont have many or any contacts
Youre not specialized enough
Non-disclosed favoritism/genderism/racism (all sad but true)
So what does this mean? Well, put simply, it just sucksBUT you have to know what the reasons/difficulties will be so you know how to counteract them.
For instance, if someone throws at you, you just dont have enough experience., that is an easy one to conquer if you know how to go about it.
You can do one of two things. Option one, you can get more experience by putting yourself out there, such as with a low paying or even work-for-free-job in a particular industry. Then, you will be able to build up that much needed experience and slap it on your resume.
A second way is even faster with much less effort, but you have to do it in a smart way. You can become part of organization that sounds impressive or even develop one yourselfand do it all for the cost of a small fee.
For example, say you are in the financial industry. You could start up the website for the National Organization of Financial Directors (I just made this up off the top of my head), and say you are the CEO/founder of that company/business (in which you would actually want to register that business if you are going to make those claims). Then, you could just offer basic financial advice on the website, and bingo.you just went from no experience to CEO. This is a very oversimplistic illustration, but it really is that easy. However, you have to follow through with your claims.
Ok, I will quit rambling right now. If you want to learn more on ending the stress of job searching, visit www.DrTimothyLawler.com, and opt into my 5 day email guide. Until next time
Dr. Timothy Lawler