Your question is definitely not silly, its a question that job
seekers have been asking themselves for years. Luckily, there are ways
to get your foot in the door. I dont know if you are new to the
working world, or are just trying to change careers, so Im giving you
a mix of resources that apply to both situations.
As a person who has been in your shoes, I can tell you from personal
experience that researching the job you want, appearing professional,
being serious about the work, persistence and a great attitude will
get you very far. All you need is one person to take a chance on you.
Even if you dont have the specific experience the job calls for, if
you are creative and confident enough to be able to parlay previous
learning and life experience into your job search, you will have great
Here are some resources for you:
Careerbuilder.com Job Seeker Resources:
This web site offers the job seeker not only a comprehensive job
search, but also an amazing library of articles on job seeking, from
the initial idea of the job to the eventual raise and promotion
Scroll to the last heading titled, And you cant get work without
A short overview of what most of the career articles
will tell you: try internship and volunteering.
A good article on what to do when you need experience to get a job,
but cant get experience without a previous job. In short, try an
internship, part-time work, volunteering and/or a temp position.
Also, check out the rest of their archived articles for help on
getting that internship, volunteer work, or temp position::
These should give you the boost you need to get out there and start
doing what you want to do.
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