If it's any comfort to you, you're not alone. This is the roadblock faced by all new graduates, as well as people of any age who are changing careers. Even those who have an employment history but it's not recent — for example, if they left the workforce to raise children — often have trouble competing in the job market.
Here at Integrity Staffing Solutions, we have counseled thousands of individuals caught in this dilemma, and learned which strategies are the most successful for overcoming it. Below are our top 3 tips to get you started on the path to your dream job.
1. Translate your non-work experience into marketable skills.
There may be a wealth of activities in your background that you didn't get paid for, but will demonstrate that you'd make an excellent employee. Look for those that allowed you to develop your organizational, leadership, communication and/or teamwork abilities, and focus on them in your resume. How about:
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