Real World Experience
"Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far
one can go."
- T.S. Eliot -
of the recurring themes in entry level job search is the lack of experience
factor. "Where do I get experience if no one is willing to hire me?"
Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines? Possibly for some, but there are other
many students focus exclusively on seeking paid work experience as their only
alternative, you should be careful not to box yourself into this limited focus.
As a hiring manager, I look at any and all experience you may have accumulated
to date, whether full-time or part-time, paid or unpaid.
experience not only makes you more marketable as a job candidate, it also gives
you the opportunity to gain greater understanding about your chosen field. You
will have an opportunity to find out many of the positives and negatives in
advance, and truly enter your field with your eyes wide open. Or step back
early from what could have been a major career mistake.
as you approach the task of gaining real world experience, do it from a
"sponge" perspective--be ready to soak up every bit of information
that comes your way. Full-time or part-time. Paid or unpaid. Worker or
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