/ Asked by Andrew
"0 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Junior Level." I see this by a job listing. Does it necessarily mean the company will take you in and train you with no experience?
Answered by Jamie, Hiring Expert at Worthington Industries, on Monday, January 11, 2016
Good morning. Great question. Yes, this typically means they are looking for an entry-level candidate for their position. Which means, yes they should spend time training you on the position. Good luck!
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!
Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at The Hershey Company, on Thursday, January 28, 2016
Yes, typically this means they are looking for a candidate with little to no experience! This is a great way to get your foot in the door to gain some real world experience. This also means they are willing to train an individual and some companies may even offer paid training. Make sure to look at the job description and qualifications. Be sure to tailor your resume that will set you apart from other individuals. Highlight any skill sets, work experience, volunteering, extracurricular activities, courses that relate to the position. Additionally, include any basic traits like problem solving, leadership technical skills and/or accomplishments. Best of luck! 
Answered by Kim, Hiring Expert at Archer Daniels Midland, on Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Good question! When a job states “0 Years’ Experience” required, they typically mean they’re looking for an entry-level candidate that they will train. Good luck with your job search!
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