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How do I find a job after high school when I have no experience?

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You may feel like you have no experience, but your transferable skills can help when you apply for a job. Consider the skills you already have, such as leadership skills from team sports or presentation skills you learned in class. These are the same skills many employers are looking for.

You can also look at developing your skills before you apply for a job.  Consider some of the following ways to add experience to your resumé:

  • volunteer in a related field
  • job shadow someone to see what skills you’ll need
  • apprentice with a qualified employer.

Not only will you pick up experience, but you’ll show future employers that you’re willing to go that extra mile for your career.