Having a degree and no experience.

United States
May 10, 2009 8:45pm CST
Hey everyone out there I just graduated a accredited school and Iam looking for a job but everytime I get an interview they tell me they are looking for someone with experience under their belt ( 1 to 3 years experience) but you know what I say You gotta start somewhere to get experience. I didn't got to school for 2 years for nothing. So tell me people how am I supposed to get experience if they wont give me a jobe to gain experience?
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@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
15 May 09
I hear ya!!! When I graduated from college I had a heck of a time finding a teaching job. I was hearing the same thing you were - that they were looking for someone with some experience. How do you get that experience if noone wants to hire a fresh graduate?? It's a great question I'd love to know the answer to. I luckily did find a job eventually - but it's still really depressing when you're a fresh college grad and you keep hearing this when you interview!
• United States
15 May 09
I'm glad someone feels what I am going through thanks Jennlk you are a life saver. I know I' am not alone now and it makes me feel much better. oh yeah speaking of interviews I have one tomorrow and hopefully everything will go well.Wish me luck!!!!!!
• United States
19 May 09
I finally got a job for my career. I feel so much better now that I found a job.:)
• United States
11 May 09
What kind of job are you looking for? I had a similar problem. I was looking at jobs for quite a while. I sent my application all over the place, but it seemed that everyone wanted me to have experience before they would hire me. The solution I came up with was going through a temporary agency. In the scientific laboratories, the best way to get experience is to take contracts. Sometimes they are 6 or 9 months. Most times they are only 3 months. The pay is lousy and the benefits are usually terrible or nonexistant. But you do get experience. It sucks having to constantly look for new contracts, but all paychecks you get are good ones! Dont give up, keep looking. Be sure to sell yourself and the things you do have experience in that are related to your field. You will find something if you keep looking.
• United States
11 May 09
I have a A.S. degree as a Certified Medical Assistant. Thanks for the comment back I appreciate it so much.
• United States
19 May 09
I finally got a job at the hospital w/ no experience I am so happy now .I even feel much better also.
• Philippines
11 May 09
I think you got to apply to any job that you may lay sight of. Don't look for high paying jobs after graduation. Look for something you like and does not require any experience to be employed. With the current status of recession worldwide even I haven't found another job yet. I'm experienced though.
• United States
11 May 09
yeah you right but if you get nothing with no experience how are You supposed to get experience. that doesn't make since so explain to me what you mean please.
@amylan (191)
• France
24 May 09
Have you ever tried some on-campus recruitment held by various entreprises? Use the job-hunting service of your school as they'll provide you some vacancies without high experience requirement. I've worked in an very famous HR consulting firm and learned that actually, employers know that graduates won't have too much working experiences except from part-times or internships, so they do develop different channels to recruit new graduate and give them certain trainnings. So maybe you could be more specific while job-hunting, like lots of multinationals provides special traineeships , such as l'oreal, P&G, etc.etc. etc.....