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.

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In order to have a productive discussion about career growth with your boss, it is important for you to prepare and think through some key items ahead of time. You want to be in full control of your career path and the best way to do that is to approach your manager with confidence and conviction around your career growth goals.

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