If you’re a recent graduate or entering the workforce after an extended break, you know it’s a tough market for those with little to no work experience. Amassing that experience that makes you a viable candidate can seem like a circular predicament with no solution in sight, but there’s light at the end of the job search tunnel. Keep reading for five helpful tips on how to approach your job search when you have no work experience.
The concept of “experience” in job-searching can feel like a catch-22: you can’t get a job with no experience, but you can’t get experience without getting a job. How’s a person to get food on the table!?!
Then again, there are some entry-level positions that require little to no experience…
Summer is almost here, and as many soon-to-be grads have already realized: the job market may be better… but it isn’t great. In fact, the number of job openings targeted to new graduates is down about 20 percent in 2015.
However, the overall job market has increased by 20%… and many of the the full-time employment (FTE) positions available are the types of jobs college graduates covet such as non-retail sales, customer service and business support…
According to NACE, soft skills – those mostly intangible skills that reflect your personality and work ethic – are one of the most important factors in hiring.
So if you want to stand out during your job or internship search, it’s essential to first master and then effectively market certain soft skills, like these ten…
Today’s job market is dramatically different than it was just a short time ago. We’re now living in a “gig economy” where one- to five-year stints are the norm and people need to plan their careers around a market that’s becoming more and more unpredictable.
From an employer’s perspective, the gig economy is all about relevancy. How relevant are the skills you have to solving the problems my business faces?
Many dream of landing the perfect job. But do we really know what that means?
Is it a specific company? The size of the company, or the location? Successful work-life integration? Four-day work weeks? Maybe a casual dress-code and Friday happy hours?
Surprisingly enough, ultimately our vision of a “dream job” has little or nothing to do with those things. Instead, for many successful careerists, it comes down to one thing: doing meaningful work.