#ResuChat Preview 04/23/13: Job Searching When You’ve Got Limited Experience
A lot of job seekers are so busy with college, current jobs, or other commitments that they don’t have much time to build their resumes by taking an unpaid internship in a major city. What do these students do when they graduate? How can they look attractive to employers? What real-world experiences can they draw from to add to their resume despite not having professional work or internships?
Find out more in this week’s #ResuChat with Lea McLeod, (@leamcleod), founder of Degrees of Transition, a resource which help new grads and recent grads structure a job search so that they can find their first job. Lea was recently named a Top 50 Blog for Young Careerists and is an expert panelist at ManagingAmericans.com in the New Grad category.
Join Jackalope Jobs, Lea, and the #ResuChat community for a discussion on job searching when you’ve got limited experience on Tuesday, April 23 at 8 p.m. ET. Here are some questions we’ll discuss during #ResuChat:
- What are some ways for entry-level job seekers to stand out when they don’t have a ton of experience?
- How can job seekers explain limited experience in the application process?
- What are some alternatives to internships?
- What if job seekers are looking for higher-paying work but have limited experience?
- Can knowing certain skills replace limited experience?
- What are some other pieces of advice for job seekers with limited experience?