With today’s competitive job-seeking environment, having relevant experience is more important than ever. Many positions that classically had training included as part of the job are less common than they used to be. That’s why it is important to take every opportunity you can to learn something new, or to improve on a personal skill-set.
There are many ways you can gain experience that will help you out when on the job-hunt. Often people think the only experience that matters is that of your previous employment positions, and while it can be very valuable experience indeed, it’s not the only source of your skills.
Below we’ll take a look at 4 great ways you can gain some valuable experience:
Take On Some Part-Time Work
If you’re currently on the hunt for a full-time job, then this might not be an option for you. However, if you are currently dedicating time to education or a personal project, some part-time work on the side can be a terrific way to build up some experience.
This is especially good advice for students in college or university as you can then graduate with some experience in the working world already under your belt. Not only this, but students who do a few hours of part-time work per week have shown to be more likely to achieve better grades than their unemployed peers.
Consider gaining some experience from part-time work if your current situation allows.
Volunteer Your Time
Volunteering is an extremely rewarding opportunity to both gain experience and make a difference to a cause you are passionate about. The great thing is that most charities and organisations are always looking for new people to join their teams of volunteers, making it an easier-to-acquire position than a paid job.
Consider volunteering in a position that will let you gain experience for a future employment position, while still doing something for a cause you believe in.
Look for Internships
Internships can be very competitive as many graduates often look for an intern role in their chosen industry after graduating, however, anyone can benefit from securing themselves an internship.
What’s so great about an internship is that you can gain invaluable experience on the job, make connections with employers, make a wage, and possibly be kept on in employment after the internship is over.
Consider doing some research on the internship opportunities in your chosen industry, you might just stumble across the perfect internship opportunity for you.
Create Content/ Do Freelance Work
One final great way to gain relevant experience is to do the type of work that is your speciality in your free time. An example of this would be a content writer who, while looking for work, writes his own content on an interest of his. In this way, he can show potential employers that he has grown his experience in writing in his free time.
If your type of work cannot be carried out creatively in your own time, try doing some freelance work. You can find odd jobs people need doing online by those with a particular set of skills. An example would be a technician who looks for people needing handyman fixes throughout their home.
Make The Most of Your Time
HR Recruitment wants you to enjoy and make the most of your time learning new things and gaining invaluable experience.
Get in touch with us today to find out how we can find you the perfect position for you, whatever your chosen employment sector.