Four Ways to Get Hired When You Have No Experience for the Job

By Caroline Ceniza-Levine '93BC of the Columbia Career Coaches Network
This article originally appeared on Forbes and SixFigureStart.com

Say you want to change careers and enter a new field...how do you get hired when you have no experience for that new job? The blunt truth is that you always must have experience related to the job you want because employers don't hire for potential. However, this experience need not come in the form of paid, full-time, on-the-job experience. Employers do prefer job candidates who have that kind of traditional experience – i.e., people who have done the exact same job before (and ideally at a competitor!). But that is not the only experience that employers value. You can demonstrate relevant experience for a job you want, even if you have never worked in that field, in four ways:

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Alumna's Breathtaking Photo Series Set to Debut at NYC Gallery

Arizona-based artist and photographer Lisa Robinson '90CC returns to the city of her Alma Mater this week, with the opening of her fascinating new exhibit, Terrestra.

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Your Weekly Low Down | January 5, 2018

Happy New Year, alumni! Here are the latest updates from your Columbia community. 

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Alumnus and Columbia Career Coach Launches Leadership Podcast

By Joshua Spodek '93CC, '96GSAS, '99GSAS, '06BUS of the Columbia Career Coaches Network 

Spodek shares why his new project, the "Leadership and the Environment" podcast, is worth a listen—especially for fellow alumni setting career goals for the new year.

 

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Columbia Career Coaches' Top Advice of 2017

All year long, members of the Columbia Career Coaches Network have shared their valuable expertise with fellow alumni on The Low Down, with dozens of informative articles about job transitions, difficult workplace environments, rising through the ranks, and more. Read on for some of 2017's highlights.

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Your Weekly Low Down | December 22, 2017

Here's what you might have missed on our channels this week.

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One Alum's Journey from Dodge Hall to 'Commuting' between Red Square & the Pyramids

Alumnus Gregory Leet '88GSAS, '90GSAS, '02GSAS shares on The Low Down details about his fascinating journey from Columbia to traveling the world for his music career. 

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Your Weekly Low Down | December 15, 2017

Alumni are winning awards, celebrating at Sundance, sharing career advice, and cheering the newest Columbians: the latest in your weekly Low Down roundup.

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The Best Time of Day to Make Decisions

By Melody Wilding '11SW of the Columbia Career Coaches Network

Producing high-quality work day after day is no small feat.

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Your Weekly Low Down | December 8, 2017

Read on for the latest from your Columbia alumni community.

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