My friend Tamara is a Biomedical Sciences graduate. She studied really hard all through 4 years of school because she felt that was the best way to create a better future for herself and her siblings whom she had to take care of. Coming from an impoverished background, she was not privy to the luxury of failing out of school due to laziness on her part. So she studied. Hard.
She graduated on time. To lots of dancing and ululations. Everyone who knew her was really excited.
Fast forward to today, Tamara makes arts and crafts and sells them at flea markets to survive. All the jobs she applies for that are in line with her qualifications require that she has at least 3 years of experience. As time goes on, her hopelessness regarding the situation intensifies.
A common problem that recent graduates and many people beginning a new career face is lack of experience in their desired field of pursuit. Today, I want to share what anyone can do to overcome the experience gap between their resume and the work they are capable of.
First and foremost, it is important when planning out your career to define your long and short-term goals, as well as identify the resources you’ll need to achieve them. You need to know what skills you have to offer, and you should have already done the hardest work of figuring out the job or career you want.
Now, there’s just one problem, the one my friend Tamara faces today — you don’t have much experience in that field. This is where my article comes in to help.
Here are 10 Incredible Ways To Gain Valuable Work Experience Even If You Do Not Have A Job.
First things first, remember that you’re not alone. Everyone who’s in the job market also began where you are now.
Second, recognize that while starting this process can be challenging, working hard and taking the right steps will help you move forward.
Here are some helpful tips so that whether you’re brand new to the job market or ready to start a new career path, you will have the…