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How do I get a job with out experience?

I am currently searching for a job. To get prepared for when I get my bachelors degree what should I do? #job-search #job #career

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Doc’s Answer

Jose take a few minutes to think about people that can help you, such as teachers, neighbors, or your relatives and friends. You never know who in your network may hold a promising banking opportunity. Don't be hesitant to send them a message or take them out for coffee and ask respectfully. In addition, every school has a career center available to current students and recent grads. These centers provide a variety of services, such as resume critique, career advice, workshops, job leads, and sometimes even a job referral. If you have not visited the career center, make an appointment today. Before you can apply, banks will want and expect you to meet certain qualifications. They expect you to have good credit, no criminal record, several professional or personal references, and Good computer skills are also important.

While on-the-job training is generally provided to all new hires, most banks look for job candidates with prior work experience that involves handling money on a regular basis. In most banks, tellers access account information using computer terminals and may be required to use accounting software, spreadsheet software and other software technology in the regular course of their daily work. Aside from strong math skills and exceptional attention to detail, strong customer service skills are critical to excelling as a bank teller. Tellers may serve many dozens of customers every day, each with important needs and expectations. They must be able to make good decisions under pressure in a fast-paced retail environment. Capable tellers have excellent active listening skills, effective verbal communication skills and the ability to satisfy customers while adhering to all bank procedures and standards. Highly efficient and accurate performance is a basic expectation of the job.

Hope this is helpful Jose
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Rebecca’s Answer

You can look for some internship while you are study in the college. This can give you an opportunity to learn about how real life working environment is and you can also gain working experience. Some organization may give you the offer after your graduation if you perform well.
On the other hand, some organizations offer graduate programs . They would recruit the final year students in the campus. In the programs, the companies would offer training and develop the hired candidates. It is an good opportunities for career development.
You can explore the opportunities online or check with the career development office in your college.
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
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Derek’s Answer

The age old saying is always true - "It's not what you know, it's who you know". Your relationships and referrals will trump your degree every day. Meet with anyone you know nd ask them for opportunities that they have heard of or know about. If you are referred to a company or small business owners from a mutual friend or family member, your chances of getting hired just tripled.

Networking is among the best ways to get a new career path started. Degrees are great for knowledge, but they do not get you jobs. This even includes professional careers like lawyers and medical field services. After any degree, having a referral for a position is much more important and helpful in getting into a career you want.
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Eric’s Answer

Jose,

Ask yourself these simple questions when seeking out a degree and career path.
1. What you like to do
2. What motivates you?
3. What do you enjoy?
4. If you could do anything and get paid for it what would it be?
5. At the end of the day you have to love what you do and enjoy.

Try to answer these then find PT jobs in those fields while getting your degree.

Hope this helps.

Eric D.
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Miranda N.’s Answer

These are all great answers, but I'm going to bet that volunteering and unpaid internships won't make you any money (which, as a college student, is definitely necessary!). So I'll tell you the truth I've learned in my experience: a job--any job, even entry-level ones with no prior experience--makes you a more viable candidate to an employer. It doesn't matter if that job is serving coffee, delivering mail in an office building, or literally scrubbing toilets. Having an entry-level job on your resume, even if it's not relevant to your career goals, shows that you know how to be professional in a work environment, work hard, and respect your colleagues.

Now, you're not going to go from a drive-through to CEO. But a career is stepping stones, not leaps and bounds. Look for opportunities to grow into bigger roles--even if those roles are "drive-through manager" or "senior barista"--and take them. Even if they have no relevance to your future career, it will fill up your resume, show you have discipline, and give you great references for the future. And just as important, it'll help you pay rent, buy textbooks...y'know, all those monetary things that you need. Just like a real job.
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Lauren’s Answer

Hi Jose,
Great question! I think it's definitely possible to get a job without experience while you're still in college. I would recommend getting involved in organizations or even on-campus jobs that are tailored towards your career path. For me I was an accounting major who wanted to get a job in forensic accounting after college. I had joined business organizations such as accounting club and even joined some criminal justice organizations to expand my knowledge/understanding. In an interview with a potential job opportunity, you can use your organizational involvement as a way to diversify yourself from others.

Volunteer work is also important too because companies are looking for candidates who are involved/leaders in their community and want to make a difference in society as a whole. I would also recommend networking with professionals in your field whether that be on LinkedIn or through professional social events when campus recruiters from different companies visit your campus. Other opportunities would be to use job shadowing and internships to your advantage because you can gain experience that way as well.
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Luis’s Answer

Hi Jose!

Great question! There are a lot of jobs that don't require a lot of experience, as long as you are willing to learn and have a positive attitude, there a lot of options:
1. Retail Stores
2. Grocery Stores
3. Internships
4. Fast Food

Perhaps these may not sound so exciting, but a lot of these jobs can lay down the foundation of your experience!
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Doan’s Answer

This is a great question! The good news is that everyone has gone through this to get the first job without work experience.

You can build work relevant experience through other means:
* Perform pro-bono or volunteer work within your community. This can build teamwork, communication, planning, and other skills that are sought after by employers
* If you are in school, look for entry-level jobs in your school that can build experience
* Look for internships within your community
* Work in projects and organizations within your school to build experience that you can put on your resume

Best of luck!
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Gerda’s Answer

8 ways to get a job with no experience
1. Address the issue. If you lack experience, don't try to brush over the fact. ...
2. Focus on what you DO have. ...
3. Find experience you didn't know you had. ...
4. Create some experience. ...
5. Demonstrate your intent. ...
6. Network. ...
7. Apply speculatively. ...Get an interview.
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Debi’s Answer

Volunteering is a wonderful way to get experience, expand your skill set and interact with a variety of people.
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Jennifer’s Answer

All work experience is experience at the end of the day so even the weekend job you had in high school can be used to showcase your skills when applying for jobs out of college. Volunteering, as mentioned numerous times here, is a wonderful way to show companies your passions and skills. And don’t be afraid to use LinkedIn as a way to network with people in your chosen industry. Best of luck!
Thank you comment icon Thank you, I appreciate the answer. I never thought of all work experience being actual experience. When I thought experience I thought years of profesional work, not months of fast food work. I will consider this answer to show my experience and skills for my next career opportunities. Jose
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Mohummed’s Answer

The job market currently places great value on skills and experience rather than just degree.

A great way to get that experience could be through internship opportunities, paid or unpaid. The career office at your university could help with that. You could also consider self employment. If you are well versed with social media platforms such as instagram or facebook, there are multiple opportunities to open your page that sells products. This will impart considerable experience.
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Gloria’s Answer

Hi Jose,

You have gotten some great feedback from others. I wanted to just reinforce how much volunteering can get you the experience that you need. You do not need to earn money to gain experience around a particular subject. Use the skills that you think that you will need for a future career with a volunteer activity. Those individuals can then become references for you when you are trying to enter your chosen career field. Make sure to document what you achieved during your volunteer activities. What did the work you did for a charity do for that charity? Ask for permission from the charity to use the work that you did as an example in an interview. For example, if you did some photography for an ad campaign, ask if you can use those images in a portfolio. Ask for a reference letter where the individual you worked for spells out the work that you did and details about your performance.

Gloria
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Usman’s Answer

You will get the experience when you will be on job, Without experience you can get the job with your knowledge which you should be able to apply in the practical scenarios.
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