How To Get Hired with No Job Experience

Looking for work in this economy is hard. Looking for work with no job experience is even harder!   But what if you’re a fresh grad with no job experience? How can you improve your chances of getting hired? Consider the following tips:

Search for entry level job opportunities online. Aside from newspapers, you should also use the internet to widen out your search. Many companies advertise job openings online so you should be able to find more employers that do not require experience.

Join Social Groups And Be Memorable. Recently I meet a young man at a meetup business group event. He gave out his business card resume- which got people talking about how it was the first time they had seen one. He was a recent grad and had a degree in marketing. He asked everyone he met for a card and then followed up the next day by sending a personalized email detailing what he could do for your business and asking for the opportunity to work for a week and if we didn’t see his value, we should feel free to fire him. What made him memorable was that he also talked about visiting our website, what he would do differently and even made some recommendations about our business card.

Be Open To Internship / Volunteer Opportunities: Yes, these opportunities mean you are working for free, but keep in mind you are gaining experience. You are also making contacts in the field that you want to work in! Lots of times these internships can lead to an employment opportunity.

Be positive. Having a positive outlook can make a big difference in how you handle yourself during an interview. Despite not having work experience, you should recognize qualities that make you a qualified candidate. A lot of employers are willing to hire fresh graduates who have good communication skills, initiative to learn and the right work attitude.

Be Proactive. In the beginning, you may need to offer your services for free. This is a smart way to build up work experience. Create your own internship opportunities by contacting a company and offering your services. You may even get the chance to be hired into the company if you show an impressive performance.

Get a part time job while in college. You don’t really need to wait until you have graduated before looking for employment. While in college, you can start looking for companies who are looking for on-the-job trainee students. The employer may offer to give you an allowance in exchange for your time and service. After your graduation, the company may decide to hire you permanently especially if you’ve proven to be an asset.

Answer interview questions confidently. Submitting a resume is only the first step. If you get called in for an interview, you can enhance your chances of getting hired if you can answer the questions with confidence. Employers are not necessarily looking for the perfect applicant. Instead, employers are looking for people they can trust and who can assist them in their company’s growth. This should be clear with the way you answer the interviewer’s questions.

You can search the internet for possible job interview questions which are related to the position you are applying for. Be prepared to do panel interviews as well. Some employers require their applicants to go through different stages of the interview process to see how well they can handle the pressure. You can build up your confidence through practice. Do mock job interview sessions with a friend or a family member so you can practice responding to questions out loud.

Don’t try to hide the truth or lie about your professional background just to get hired. This will only get you into serious trouble later on. Instead of trying to cover up your lack of experience, be honest but let the potential employer know why you deserve the chance to be hired.

Are Resume Business Cards Really a Good Idea?

The venerable business card has become a mainstay in the business world for decades and there hasn’t been much change to it since the very first business card was handed out many centuries ago. What if there was something you could do to make your business card stand out amongst all the rest and show the world that you mean business? I’m not talking about those elaborate clear cards or even the titanium ones that seem to be all the rage; I’m not talking about the card itself at all. Changing the content on the card is what this article is all about.

Why Put Your Resume On A Business Card?

If you have ever taken a good look at a business card, they don’t really hold much information. You get a name, place of business and, if you are lucky, some information about the services they offer. What if you could add more information about yourself on your business cards? Maybe even include a resume of sorts to let prospective employers know who you are and why you are the right fit for their company.

Resume business cards are the newest thing to hit the competitive world of business and they offer much more than their previous counterparts ever did. You can add links to your LinkedIn profiles and include a QR code that, when scanned, brings up a copy of your resume. Having a resume business card isn’t just a good idea any more, it’s a necessity.

Always Have Your Resume Handy

Think about it for a minute. You can’t easily carry a resume around with you everywhere you go for that “just in case” time when you meet a prospective employer but you can carry a resume business card. It will fit in your pocket, your wallet or your jacket and you will always have a copy of your resume handy when you need it.

What Should a Resume Business Card Include?

Things to include on your resume business card are your name and contact information of course, as well as a host of other points of interest including links to your professional business networking sites which can include LinkedIn and any freelance work that you have done in the past. Don’t forget that the card should look professional as this is how you will be portrayed to your prospective new employer. That means no cartoon characters and no pieces of wisdom from your own personal vaults; just real content that is both useful and informative.

If you are in the market for a new career or you feel that you want to be prepared just in case, consider having some business resume cards made today; you never know when you might need it.

 

Customize Your Resume and Get Hired

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How to Find the Right Job Online

Job seekers today can look for opportunities, not just in newspapers and magazines, but from the internet as well.  In fact, many college grads have successfully landed in their dream jobs without ever doing a live interview! Or sending their resume through postmail.  They were able to get hired simply by posting their resume online or sending their resume through email. Continue reading “How to Find the Right Job Online”

Job Interview Techniques – Making a Good First Impression

When you want to get a good job, one of the first challenges you will face is the job interview. And if you want to ace your job interview, you have to make a very good first impression. This can be a very easy task if you take note of the following job interviews techniques: Continue reading “Job Interview Techniques – Making a Good First Impression”