Hi Diana. Always a challenge, right? Everybody had a fist job.
Here's how to do get one, how to get yourself unstuck from that, and what future employers are looking for.
Here's how to get started. There are almost always somewhat unattractive jobs that will include in their job announcements "No experiencing necessary. Will train". (They are pretty much just looking for warm bodies, but they pay.) So search for those on job boards and Craigslist. Often these jobs are high turnover since they are not particularly attractive, BUT, they will give you a place to gain some type of experience. So, search for 'no experience necessary'. Also search for "entry level" jobs. Entry level and 'no experience' are kinda the same thing.
Now often these are not jobs you may want as a career, but you will be gaining some work experience. So, often people go into these jobs while looking for something else. So, the plan to extract yourself from the less than career job is to line up another one.
How do I do that??
Here's what future employers are mainly looking for.......skills!! What can you do? So if you were say a cashier someplace as an entry level job, the skills required for that are not inconsequential. To do it you need to be reliable, polite, know how to run the cash register, be responsible for making change if needed, being alert to fraud or theft attempts, etc. etc. Those are skills and that's what employers pay for.
SOOOOO............as you are starting out in those entry level jobs keep a running list of all the skills you are acquiring. Skills get you the second job, after that it is a combination of skills, education and personal traits.
Welcome to the club of first time job seekers!! Good luck.