At the start of your career or following a career change, it can feel like a Catch-22 situation: You can’t get hired without experience, but you can’t get experience without being hired.
Perseverance at this stage of your career is crucial. Very few people are in the position to do unpaid internships for months on end to get their foot in the door. Instead, many candidates are forced to look for temporary roles in other fields to make ends meet or simply to give up on their chosen career entirely.
So, what is the key to getting jobs with no experience? Luck certainly plays a part and personal connections can be hugely valuable, but what else can you do?