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Are there any jobs that will hire a college student fresh out of school without any experience?

Currently, I have been searching on websites like indeed.com for applying to jobs/careers. I read through everything and then when I get to the requirements area I am told that I need this many years of experience. I understand that experience is vital, very important to have but will I ever come across an entry level job where no experience is necessary? I do plan on taking up an intern but I am just curious as to if this is available out there in the real world. #college #internships #school #user-experience

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Vivian’s Answer

Hi Mitchell,


That's a super valid question. Do you know which field you want to get into? There would help me better assist you in the advice you would need. For now, I can give you a general answer.


As someone who has worked in the workforce for over 10 years, I would have to say having work experience is vital. Only because employers want to be able to see if you have worked in environments that require you to work on a tight deadline, if you work well with others, or if you worked for a company for a month or for a year, this gauges loyalty.


With that said, you can substitute previous job experience with a few things. One is volunteering. My sister wanted to be a nurse and spent her college years volunteered hundreds of hours at local hospitals. This not only help her gain experience, but recommendations from medical professionals. The second would be to ask for written recommendations, which you can get easily from volunteering. The last one would be to ask if they, the jobs you are applying to, would give your a probational period. It's usually about 3 months and it's them saying, "We will give you a chance. If it doesn't work, we will let you go." Given skilled professionals get probational period, so don't feel bad about it. Honestly, it safeguards you and the company. Because if you don't like it, you can leave too. Hope this helps.


Recap
1. Get volunteer experience
2. Get recommendations
3. Ask about probational period, 3 months


Dream big, Vivian

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Mohammed’s Answer

This is a great question! Yes there are many companies who hire fresh grads. The best thing to do is to apply for internships programs with companies. For summer internships I would prepare a year ahead and look for opportunities. Normally once the internship is over and you did well, you may be hired. It doesn't need experience. Needs planning. Good luck!
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Mabia’s Answer

You have already two great answers here (volunteer, internship) , but they talk about things that may need some time until you finish college. In case you see yourself too close to the end, think that everything you do gives you some type of experience. So think of what you accomplished so far and choose some highlights to your resume from that.
Did you have any fellowship? Any extra activities? Any college work that worked particularly well? Be ready to present those as experiences. What did you learn from them? What was your contribution? A lot of it is the way you present yourself, first in your Resume, then in an interview.
If you are in an area where you can build a portfolio, that's also a good step to have something to show in place of formal experience. For example, it's not uncommon for unexperienced web developers to build example sites to show off their skills.
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Srinivasan’s Answer

Hi Mitchell,
This is a great question. Yes, there are many companies who hire fresh grads. It also depends upon the industry and job profile. If you are looking for IT Jobs, the best thing would be to take a bootcamp or apply for internship. Bootcamps help in gaining the skillset needed for programming and will be a great way to get interviews and jobs.

With good planning, hardwork and determination, you will get a job. All the best!

Thanks,
Srini
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