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Networking When You Have No Work Experience

Building a deep and diverse network of trusted colleagues, along with the college alumni is a time-tested method to get mentoring, advice, feedback and even work.

Your initial contacts are your critical advocates and as you move in your job, you should actively identify and connect with peers and superiors that you admire, to build up your network. One also needs to demonstrate your expertise, motivation and commitment to build a ‘fan following’.

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The credibility paradox haunts many freshers entering the workforce, who have to show they have credibility and expertise in a field without having the benefit of prior work experience.

Working on projects as an intern or an unpaid volunteer provides us with the hands-on knowledge we need to jumpstart our careers.

Do a self-evaluation or a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis to identify your core areas where you can contribute and add value.

Get familiar with industry-specific knowledge, upcoming trends and information, while trying to attain mastery in an area you think you have an edge on.

If you are able to deliver on time, and establish a reputation of a worker who is able to communicate and follow up well, you will be seen as a reliable, dedicated employee who does not leave an assignment hanging or unconcluded.

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