Anonymous said: What advice do you have for a soon to be graduate with no work experience? My gpa is 3.0 and I'll be graduating with an accounting degree and most of these companies want at least 2 yrs of related experience, even for entry level positions :(
it’s hard out here. experience begets experience; this whole thing is a damn catch 22.
apply for a lot of those jobs anyway where you have other experience where you think it would tip in your favor. studies show that when cases like these exist, usually people in positions of power (like white males) will apply to these jobs where they know they aren’t the perfect fit and GET some of them, whereas people who are used to being behind the 8 ball i guess, don’t.
for example, i’m having the same issue with a lot of jobs that i’m looking at now and i was talking to my white male coworker about it and he said about the job he has now they asked for 3-5 years of experience in a certain area and he only had 2 years and he focused mostly on another area. my mind was fucking BLOWN. i would have NEVER applied to that job but for whatever reason, my mind is programmed to fall back and his is programmed to go balls deep and a lot of that has to do with social conditioning.
so press forward and apply anyway. at the very least, you’ll get networking opportunities and as a young professional, it’s good to expand your network.
so i hope this helped a bit?
Going “balls deep” is how so many of my architecture friends got their job.
One job asked for 5 yrs and he had zero.
Still got the job because they needed someone and be had the portfolio to prove his worth.
I never look at requirements. I apply to pretty much any job I want.
I recommend everyone does the same…
The worst that could happen is you get rejected…