How to Find a Job Without Experience?

Everything has to have the beginning. Even in your career somewhere should be a first step made. However, employers sometimes may forget that, and they ask the candidates to have the relevant experience when they apply for a job. So, what should you do if you don't have such?

Young people who do not have work experience, have to find out the ways how to get it. There are many volunteering options, youth projects, seminars, extra (online) courses, language studies and many other opportunities. You could also consider the possibility of work from home!

1. Volunteering.

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This is something the employers usually value this kind of experience. Usually, there are so many opportunities to volunteer. Different kinds of events, conferences, concerts, festivals- just sign up for one of your local volunteering opportunities websites and get the latest updates about it. And start it as early as you are able to.

2. If not volunteering, consider about participating in youth projects.

Recently European Union helps and supports the youth initiatives and there is a special program "Youth in Action" created for the purpose of financial supporting of youth projects.This way, the youth can learn organisational skills, responsibility, develop their language skills, meet new people, implement their ideas.

3. Student organisations at schools and universities.

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While you are a student, use the chance and join one of such organisations. Usually the offer wide variety of activities and teams you could join. By this, you can extend your network, get closer to companies and job market if there are any events organised.

4. Non governmental organisations.

This is also a field for youth to get valuable experience. You may learn how to create a fluent official letter, how to make a call for a CEO of a company, or how to communicate with other companies, how to organise a smooth work, behave in a team and maybe even lead that team. Some people even confirm that those are stronger advantages than high marks at school or university.

5. A relevant CV.

That means do not describe your whole life (when you don't have work experience), better concentrate on really valuable details. Try to get out everything what could be suitable from the things you did in your past.

6. Learn a new language.

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Surely, it depends on a country you are living in. Maybe you live in a foreign country and can't talk their language? Then learn it immediately! Or if not, then consider what other languages could be useful in the area you are living in.

7. Try to think of different options.

For example, go abroad for work, research the foreign market, who knows, maybe you will be lucky and somewhere abroad you will find a place where you do not need to have experience. Or go for volunteering abroad. Nowadays there are so many opportunities. You may choose anything what attracts your attention.

8. Sign up for all the career fairs and job events in your city and around.

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Go there every time, before make a good research of a company and attract their attention by your impressive speech. If they don't employ you at that time, there is a chance that they will keep you CV and remember you. Once an available spot comes out, the company might contact you again.

9. Of course, do not forget about social media impact on your job search.

If you have accounts on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, then modify them to look professionally. However, if you still don't have those accounts, then don't wait and create them as soon as possible.

10. Use your network and contacts.

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Not only social platforms may be useful. Tell your friends, ex classmates and group mates that you are looking for a job. it is better to know more exactly what kind of job you are looking for. Once your friends know that you looking for a job, they might ask about the opportunities at their companies. Or, in another case you can use your contacts, find out the people you know working at the companies you want to get in. Then contact them and try to get some useful information.