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Help! Experience is Limiting Job Search!


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)

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