How to Get Your First Job
Career expert and counselor, Nicole Williams, shows you how to get your first job.
"It is so exciting, that first interview, the first potential to get a real paying job. Here's what you need to keep in mind, they know that you haven't had a job before so don't let that intimidate you. What you need to do is to express enthusiasm. You need to talk about your passion for the industry. You need to talk about the fact that you're willing to spend your personal time getting up to speed, to learn as much as you can so you can be as functional in this job as possible. The majority of people who are in a hiring position, they're hiring for a skill set but more importantly they're hiring for attitude. They're hiring for character. They're hiring who is this person and what are they going to bring to my team, in terms of energy and ability to think outside the box? That's what you're bringing to the table when you've never had a job in this industry before. You are new, you are innovative, you are energetic, you are dynamic. But you can't sit back and hope that the employer knows that about you, you need to express it. Just the same way an experienced person is going to come in and talk about their previous work experience, you job is to come in and talk about how enthusiastic you are for this opportunity and how hard you're going to work to knock their socks off. That's how you get your first job. "