Answered by Dustin, Hiring Expert at HP Inc., on Monday, June 2, 2014
You can/should be able to find metrics in just about everything. How many customer interactions in a year have you had? How many of those interactions were succesfully resolved? What was your payment processing accuracy and productivity? While most of these metrics may not necessarily translate into your desired post-grad role, the should begin to help paint a story of accountability, customer focus, and potential.
When recruiting new graduates at most companies, while previous experience or internships in a relevant field typically are the gold standard, even general work experience in non-related fields is better than nothing. Take a deep look at your past experience and think about how that experience could possibly translate into your new role in key areas. As long as you can craft a proper story for recruiters and hiring managers that conveys how you have learned and developed from those experiences you will be ahead of most of your compeition.