With the cost of education continuing to rise it may be feasible to reassess how you will achieve your career goals. Is it imperative to have a college education for career advancement? Many jobs require a college degree despite having experience. Brazen Careerist explains some ways you can get the job without the degree.
Work for free: Taking an internship is probably the most traditional way of developing credibility before seeking your first â€śrealâ€ť job or clients. Plain old volunteering can be just as valuable. BothÂ help you gain experience in the field, fill a resume, gain references and build a portfolio of work. You can build a resume that focuses on relevant work, downplaying the fact that you werenâ€™t paid.
Be sure to take advantage of networking opportunities in internship or volunteering positions. When you do good work for someone for free, theyâ€™ll be eager to return the favor, so be nice and keep in touch with them. Theyâ€™ll be the ones to recommend you for paid work or to vouch for your experience and skills to a potential (paying) employer.
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