As many recent college grads will attest, finding a job when you have a degree but no job or relevant experience requires creativity and persistence. Even experienced workers face job hunting challenges when unemployed, especially as their last paying job recedes in the rear-view mirror. Fortunately, there are several ways to develop relevant experience, income, and get on the path to your dream job.
Smart employers recognize skilled and motivated candidates are in short supply. For many needs, inexperienced workers with raw talent and drive offer a great untapped talent pool. To get a jump on competing employers and separate the winners from the wanna-bes, recruiters often look for people who have demonstrated selected key skills – customer engagement, persistence, creativity or otherwise – in a non-traditional or non-work setting. As in the movie “Moneyball”, these often-overlooked individuals may offer a high-value winning resource for enterprising employers.
Here are 10 ways to develop and showcase in-demand skills and get the attention of great hiring managers.
These approaches can be a great way to set yourself apart from the crowd and create your own narrative. They might be the catalyst to get the perfect job or create a new business of your own. Happy hunting!