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Kaaba

Where am I supposed to get work experience for the current job market?

After graduating from university, I applied for several jobs and they had clauses like “2 or 3 or 4 or more years experience”. I have a lot of internship and volunteering on my CV but it doesn’t count. The question I keep ask myself is that, who do they expect to give me the experience that they so badly need? I am really sad.

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  1. Getting laid off is crazy enough on its own , but in addition to everything going on around the world , its crazy like its totally insane. I think we are all sort of in our pajamas glued to our computers trying to figure out what to do. Some of us who ventured into making money online seem to be benRead more

    Getting laid off is crazy enough on its own , but in addition to everything going on around the world , its crazy like its totally insane. I think we are all sort of in our pajamas glued to our computers trying to figure out what to do. Some of us who ventured into making money online seem to be benefiting . However no one knows how longer we have to wait for everything to go back to normal, we are all hoping for the best but preparing for the worst. Pretty Sad.

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  1. If you have done many internships and volunteer work, its not like they don’t count. Wait till you apply for a job and realize that the people you have come for the interview with have zero experience not even the internships. And an internship is actually part of the experience you know. since we aRead more

    If you have done many internships and volunteer work, its not like they don’t count. Wait till you apply for a job and realize that the people you have come for the interview with have zero experience not even the internships. And an internship is actually part of the experience you know. since we also have people who get paid pretty well for being interns.

    on the other hand,try venturing in something available. 8-4-4 in kenya for example,basically makes someone have a general perspective and view of the job market and isn’t specialized. you may loo for a way in being self employed to get the experience rather than just wait if at all the job you are looking for,you are able to do a start up business or company in that field.

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  2. Volunteering for some companies will go a long way in giving someone an easy to get work experience. Internship is also good for one to build his/ her CV

    Volunteering for some companies will go a long way in giving someone an easy to get work experience. Internship is also good for one to build his/ her CV

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  1. The world is changing. The world is in constant flux. I don’t know how it is in your country but I guess it is the same everywhere. We are in the information age. Information velocity is increasing at an increasing rate (this post is itself testimony to this – 20 years ago I would not have been ableRead more

    The world is changing. The world is in constant flux.

    I don’t know how it is in your country but I guess it is the same everywhere. We are in the information age. Information velocity is increasing at an increasing rate (this post is itself testimony to this – 20 years ago I would not have been able to interact with a person in West Africa from my laptop – firstly because I wouldn’t have a laptop, secondly because of terrible internet speeds).

    I’d say, build your own experience – don’t wait to be hired to do this. Brand yourself as an individual and sell your skills as you (as you garner more skills). Eventually those who would want to employ someone would come looking for you, a time at which you will have bargaining power.

    The days of sitting behind a PC and sending out numerous job applications are long gone. That is now tantamount to shooting in the dark and hoping to hit the target. Social capital is the answer & networking is its fuel. Hack this.

    If you do not like how the table is laid, turn the table.

    All the best!

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