Getting Experience

Get Immediate Experience – Risk Free

Answers are usually right under your nose you know.

I see people struggling and fighting to get ahead when there is almost always an easy option.

Take getting experience you can use to add to your resume for example. Did you know that you can get as much freelance work as you like and do it in your spare time. Along the way you can add details of your client to your resume to beef it up considerably.

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Volunteer to Get Experience

If you have some qualifications but lack experience then consider volunteering.

You get to do something worthwhile. You get experience on your resume and a reference. Here are some tips to get the most out of volunteering:

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Ready – Fire – Aim

I prefer to take action more than planning. I find that you learn more by doing and then you can come back to your plan after getting some initial feedback.

I’m not condoning jumping into stuff feet first without some thought or idea of what you are doing or why but I do see one issue which seems to freeze people to the spot. Paralysis by Analysis.

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Teach

There was a time I taught my very first IT lesson you know.

It was a long time before I had set up my own training company and was delivering Cisco courses to blue chip companies all over the UK.

I volunteered to teach e-mail sending to novice users at work. It was pretty easy and was another string to my bow.

It was fun, easy and  had another advantage which was to come in very useful later on.

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Experience Counts

Did you know that most people sell themselves short when it comes to listing experience on their resume. Rather than leverage what they have done they seem to dismiss it even though it counts as perfectly legitimate hands on experience.

Here is what you should be doing. Read more…