Welcome to the CDC’s Ask Me Anything Winter break series.
Missed yesterday’s? We got you: https://careers.newark.rutgers.edu/blog/2021/01/07/january-7-2021-ask-me-anything-winter-break-series/
Today’s question is: How do I get a job that requires experience if I do not have any?
In short: Experience comes from all different areas, including, coursework and projects, volunteering involvement with student organizations, and part time/ fulltime/ per diem work.
Here are some other types of experiential learning that counts as experience:
Feel free to check out this page that has in depth description of each: https://careers.newark.rutgers.edu/channels/experiential-opportunities/
Of course, this question is not complete until I mention, Transferable Skills!
A transferable skill is a learned attribute that you learn in one area that you can transfer to another setting. Do not forget that all the various ways you gain experience and skills can be translated to your career path even if it may not look like it does on the surface.
Be sure to check out our resource on NACE Career Competencies.
As always, we are here to support you with all of your career needs! You can also schedule an appointment with a career coach or stop by during our drop-in times.