Answered by Stephanie, Hiring Expert at AT&T Inc., on Monday, January 11, 2016
Great question! Read job descriptions thoroughly to get a real impression of what the company is looking for! Also, have a look at more than just the position you're interested in, what requirements are expected from a job at the same company that is perhaps the next level up from entry? Now go have a look at corresponding positions at other companies. You are familiarizing yourself with the industry and the way these companies are looking to represent themselves to recruits.
I'm going to go ahead and guess that you've noticed there are a lot of people looking for work out there. So when you don't have what might be counted as true work experience, that's when you want to look at your education, volunteer and life experiences as areas that set you apart. You want to demonstrate that you have experience being a leader, managing projects, successfully completing your goals. Is it a school project that you can spotlight? Perhaps you are taking the lead where you volunteer? Are you a member of an industry specific organization? There are all things that can prove intriguing to a future employer.
When you get your foot in the door, treat all interviews as opportunities to get some of your questions answered as well. Ask what you can do to set yourself apart. Ask about the culture of the company. Ask about a day in the life in the role. Employers want to hire someone who is interested in learning everything they can and putting it to good use.
And finally, to answer your actual question, yes, typically positions asking for no specific experience will plan on training you to do the job! Best of luck in your job search!