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Relevant Experience

The advantage you can have over all other applicants

Maybe you have competition for this job, maybe you don't. Since you can't tell, it's essential you grab at every advantage and go out of your way to get it. Qualifications alone are not enough. Even if your career is only starting out, other candidates can still outclass you by having relevant experience.

Perhaps now you see why you cannot land a job like this overnight. It's a long-term strategy that works drip-drip-drip.

With the right work history behind you, your experience is a strong asset no employer can ignore. Especially if you can document the standards you have achieved. Through our sister website you can do exactly that - verifying your skills from a massive selection of professional vocational tests, all certified to tough ISO 9001-2000 levels.

If this is your first job, plan your tactics just as carefully. While you're still studying, seek out and obtain work experience in the same field as your chosen job as part of your formal course - preferably with the same company. If they already know you by the time you apply, half your battle is already won.

If you can't get direct experience, look for placement in a parallel field as close as possible, even if you have to relocate for a year. Get work in your holidays in an assistant or back-up capacity.

Whatever you do, make sure you're not relying on qualifications alone. Don't be one out of a hundred all competing against each other, be the one in a handful who stands out by your commitment and obvious experience.