They say no experience means no job expertise. But that doesn’t mean to give up if you are someone under the ‘no-experience’ tag. I have something for you, something to share that can help you to get a job with no experience.
Because I believe in the USPs, the unique selling propositions that differ from individual to individual, but they do exist in everyone. Presenting here my top 5 tips!
Let’s get started.
Top 5 Tips to Get a Job Without Any Experience
1. Stress More on Emotional Intelligence
No wonder, emotional intelligence is playing a no.#1 role in the days of chaos. Just imagine yourself as a personality with high EQ, what’s the first aspect of that person which you will be looking into? Warm greetings, kindness, and supportiveness with a sheer understanding of people, culture, and workspace are what define you with comparatively high EQ.
Also, there’s no doubt in saying that as another revolution has been trying to take place, emotional intelligence is said to be the major contributor to the success of such revolution, paths.
So what I want to make you understand is that EQ can neither be bought nor brought. It is meant to come on its own by highlighting minor-to-minor issues in daily life. Like how we dress up, how we control our minds, how we approach others, what kind of support we give, and how we respond. All this sums up one and only kind of intelligence, emotional intelligence.
Next time don’t think you have anything to offer, you may have certain priceless traits or EQ in short. Make use of it by keeping an eye on your actions and what you say during an interview, leading to a win-win situation, and creating an opportunity at the end that’s your ultimate goal, right?
2. Know the Basics, They’ll Assure You the Rest
No excuse, genuine reason, even EQ works when you don’t know a bit of the basics that classes have taught you/ you taught yourself. Your basic knowledge is their strength of decision-making regarding the next step they will take.
Once you’ve learnt the basics and the principles of how it works, you welcome greater possibilities of getting a job as soon as you can. But remember, it all starts from your basics, the rest is to be done by many companies providing training, and surveillance periods for the same.
So suppose you have done your bachelor in XYZ subject, you need to grip on the basics of the subject to hold value. Plus you need to be aware of common productivity tools namely MS Excel, MS Word is widely used in most sectors irrespective of the background you and your company come from.
My bottom line: the basics always win the game of any interview. Go and get your basics stronger enough to hold the attention of HR for a satisfying time.
3. Presentation Matters Here the Most
*Do not ignore this for your sake.
To get any job, presentation matters normally. But to get a job without any experience, the role and responsibilities of presentation get doubled up as one it adds the extra layer to your fresher life seeking an opportunity. Understand the difference.
From outer- your dressing, the CV write-up, its background to inner- the table of contents, the body language is what takes you to be 100% presentable. Again just a gentle reminder that you take the best company with you on the way to any interview to make the best out of whatever you have.
4. Watch Your Communication and Other Soft Skills
Well, there’s not much introduction needed. Communication itself is the impression you need to create on the front person’s mind. It’s not about using a bunch of fancy vocabulary and it is also not about a cluttered form of transmitting a half-understandable message.
Then what is it? It should be simple, clear, and loud to reach the ears. Building your communication is easy and takes time on the other hand. Through online courses, practicing, downloading a few speaking apps, listening more often, or doing the best whatever you can but make it happen as it can compete head-to-head with money. Knowledge was the only power, I agree, but now communication adds to it as second-hand power.
Alongside communication skills, other soft skills such as one of those is problem-solving; which highly contributes to the team. Get together with those soft skills most days in a week to fast track your journey of getting a job.
I have done and still doing my job of building your awareness level, when will you do yours? Take necessary actions seriously before it gets too late. Also, read my other blogs on my website to get a viewpoint of how to start because I know starting and ending are way too different paths that need proper nurture and systematic planning.
5. Connect With People: Is it too Difficult?
Ask yourself. It’s certainly the nature, the nature of humans, to take facilities available at their best for granted. LinkedIn like social media platforms is often ignored mostly due to ego/self-esteem reasons, and Instagram-like social media platforms end up getting the most viewed rates.
What I suggest is simple. Get more connections, but of course, prefer the quality ones as per the industry you’ll like to enter. Networking not only helps you to get people and communicate with them, but it also gives you a vision to unknowingly design what you have for the HR of your company.
They know it all with just one click and you know it all how it works these days. It’s the process that needs reliable participation from you to safeguard your future in job-finding situations as a digital asset.
One Pro Tip for You
The pro tip for you is to make a disparity by selling your transferable skills- the skills that have huge scope in common. Now for that, think about the three cores as follows:
- Scrutinize your childhood days, the habits you as a child used to abide by making a little sense of what kind of job you can go for and how these habits revised as your skills can help you. I’m sure that you’ll have one for sure.
- Get in detail about the curriculum activities, the activities that you enjoy doing can be your transferable skills. Ensure that such should come in handy. For example, if you have attended as a volunteer for many college events, equivalent to becoming an assistant/organizer/leader too.
- Your professional strengths, the strengths that you may get from the course(s) you’ve learned so far. Mark your three primary skills and ask yourself- whether it’s transferrable or not in the adaptability and growth perspective.
I feel these three points have a lot to do with research, self-questioning, and the resonance of your pursuit. Make sure of the two through three points, practice, reskill, eradicate the unnecessary, polish it down, and let it shine on your interview.
I hope this purposeful blog has a resource to embrace you with the new you. To get a job without any experience is common and let’s not make a scene out of it. We all are hardwired to be perfect in one go, have the desired capabilities, and have a growth mindset, although it’s not how it goes.
If you have no or less experience, learn the skill, fix the mistakes, analyze the process, communicate with experts, most importantly, with yourself. In any way, you can do it if you don’t give up.
I wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
Also Read: A Seven-Step Guide to Identify & Evaluate Job Opportunities
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Have a great week ahead!