|Posted by Administrative Career Training and Recruitment Agency on October 2, 2014 at 8:25 PM|
So here’s the deal: you can’t get a job without experience and you can’t get experience without a job. You don’t have to be a mathematical genius to know that something is absolutely wrong with this equation. And it doesn’t matter if you have CXC and CAPE passes or even a degree.
At present, the job market is going through a shift. There are folks with degrees who are working as attendants in gas stations or as cashiers in groceries, waiting till they get their big break. Still there are others who would prefer to be unemployed than underemployed. Before, having good qualifications would guarantee that you get a good job. This is no longer the case. The competition is just too fierce, as there are a proliferation of qualified, as well as experienced, candidates.
Getting back to the equation at hand:
No experience = No job
No job = No experience
How could this problem be solved? It’s not that hard, once you think outside the box.
First, you need to have realistic expectations. This usually depends the area of study. If you did Sciences at CXC or CAPE, your job opportunities are extremely limited. If you have a degree in political science, forestry or some other obscure topic (for the local environment), unless you have connections, I wish you the best of luck! Business management is good, but supply far exceeds demand, which makes the salary not that attractive any more.
Secondly, with no experience, you would probably get an entry level job. Nothing is wrong with that. Instead of hawking over the low pay, just look at it as an opportunity to learn and obtain that “much desired” experience.
The administrative field offers a lot of entry level opportunities. Even with a degree in Chemistry (and additional administrative qualifications) you might be able to get an office job at a chemical plant. Small businesses usual promote from within so eventually you would be able to dazzle them with your skills, talent and, most of all, your professionalism.