Dear Experts, What do you do when experience is limiting your job search? How do you get experience without being given a chance? Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question: Q#281 Experience = Action. Where have you taken action & achieved results? Showcase it to prove your worth. (@jtodonnell) Q#281 Experience comes from many avenues: paid, unpaid, volunteer, school projs. Present and sell life skills. (@dawnbugni) Q#281 Experience in what? 4 entry-level job, parlay school activities in2 expernce, do temp wk, volunteer... (@juliaerickson) Q#281 ...empl'rs want 2 C ur work ethic, ability 2 wk w/others, produce results, follo direction, b on team. (@juliaerickson) Q#281 1) Find a pressing problem for a nonprofit. Fix it. 2) Repeat. (@beneubanks) Q#281 In addition to interning, there's volunteering, freelancing, starting your own business... (@heatherhuhman) Q#281 How 2 get experience when u don't have any - volunteer, offer 2 work part time, and/or offer 2 work under contract. (@kgrantcareers) Q#281 Use SOAR Storytellng Technque--Situation Opportunity Action Results--to showcase ANY exp's as real value. (@RTResumePro) Q#281 Try volunteering. It might help to bridge the experience gap. (@gradversity) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.
September 08, 2009