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This article by Ryan Kahn was originally posted on Life Lanes

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If you’re just out of college or embarking on a new career path, probably the most intimidating aspect of finding a job is coming up with relevant experience.

 

But there’s no reason to despair. Just follow these three tips to help beef up your application without making it sound like a bunch of fluff.

 

1. Embrace your inexperience

I’ll let you in on a little secret: When you’re applying for an entry-level position, the hiring manager already knows you have little to no experience. So why do we beat ourselves up trying to manufacture applicable experience?

 

Instead, I suggest embracing your inexperience and leveraging it as motivation to learn. For instance, if you’re applying to a PR firm, you might highlight how you became the star student in writing class when you motivated yourself from being someone who couldn’t finish a book report to one who wrote a 50-page thesis. Sure, the experience itself isn’t perfectly connected to the PR industry, but this accomplishment perfectly illustrates your dedication, curiosity and commitment to learn and grow.

 

Read the full article at: http://lifelanes.progressive.com/land-a-job-without-experience/