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Asked by Tanya on March 25, 2018

How can I get my first job, even when entry level positions require experience?

Answered by Ashlyn, Hiring Expert at Worthington Industries, on March 26, 2018

Hello! I would recommend that you try applying for internships if you are unable to find an entry level jobs. Many organizations use their internships as a pipeline for their entry level openings. I also suggest getting involved in the community and in extracurriculars; these show a desire to be on a team and work toward a common goal. Best of luck!

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Answered by Tony, Hiring Expert at Hill-Rom, on March 28, 2018

Great question! A good start can be applying for internships and gaining experience that way if it is tough to get an entry level position in your field of choice. Many times, you can prove yourself in that type of role and earn a full-time position through building relationships and developing yourself in that position. Another suggestion would be to tailor your resume to match any skills you’ve gained or extracurricular activities you were part of to that particular opening. It can be a very stressful time when seeking out your first position and even frustrating at times but keep at it and be open to various ways of either gaining or showcasing your experience. I hope this helps and best of luck!

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Answered by Amy , Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on May 9, 2018

Hello!

My advice to you would be to look into the companies internship and co-ops program, Many companies use their intern/co-op programs as a talent pipeline for entry level roles. Plus, having that internship experience can let you know if that company is the right fit before making a larger commitment. Companies also tend to have immediate hires that pop up throughout the year. Therefore, if you perform well during your internship/co-op and the company is aware you are available ASAP, you could land a full time opportunity sooner rather than later!


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