What should I do when I have no working experience in the career I’m looking to enter?
Listed below are a few options we recommend.
#1- You need to develop skills that are needed in the industry you are interested in. We would suggest looking at job descriptions to see what is important to the employers. This is your roadmap…
#2 – You should volunteer or look into an internship to get your foot in the door to help develop skills and relationships.
#3 – Job shadow- This is a way you can confirm you are interested in your industry of choice and build relationships with someone in the field who can help you network.
#4 – Mentors- you should seek out mentors that can help you through the ups and downs of your job search and bounce off ideas.
#5- Networking- I would also find a friend, colleague, alumni you can reach out to and find out what skills are necessary for success and introduce you to colleagues in your field of interest.
#6- You can also look for jobs that have parallel skills that can easily be transferred to the industry you are looking to get your foot in the door