“3-5 Years Experience Required”

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This is it…the dreaded phrase.

“3-5 years experience required” can be found on almost every job posting out there.

How do recent grads respond? With an almost unanimous groan and a prompt, “Well where am I supposed to get the experience and know-how all these companies require?!”

The short answer: We have to get it ourselves.

Start a company on the side (even if it fails).

Meet with local business men and women (not only is their insight invaluable, but they are usually the ones hiring too).

Read more (once you’re tired of reading…keep reading).

Write a blog (partially for others but mostly for you).

Listen to podcasts (in the car, at the gym, while at work).

The more you do, the better.


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