4 Ways to get job experience

By Kizzy Preston | Jun 18, 2020
Gaining Experience |ACHNET

Sometimes, you just need to get your foot in the door so you can obtain your first job!

After all of your years of education, graduation day may feel like the first day of the rest of your life.

You have plans of being hired for a great new job that pays a great salary and finally being able to afford a place of your own.

When you submit your resume, however, it is met with either no response, or you being told that you need more experience.

It’s a question asked by more new graduates than any other: how do you land your first job, when each company requires that you have experience in your chosen field in order to be hired?

Here are four ways to gain experience and get your foot in the door so you can obtain your first job.

1. Internships

While many students complete at least one internship as a part of their undergraduate degree requirements, more and more new graduates are applying for internships as well.

Interning with a company in your career field is a great way to gain hands on experience doing the kind of work you would like to do.

Often companies offer a salary or stipend for new graduates who intern with their company. An internship can sometimes lead to a job with that company, or at the very least give you experience and references to add to your resume.

2. Volunteering

There are many non-profit organizations that have volunteer positions where you can gain work experience.