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    Agree but for the jobs which state that you don't have to have the experience but it is preferable and when you write in your cover letter that you're willing to learn, they'll probably take the person with the experience and won't give a chance for another person to show their skills and knowledge, even though they're without the experience.
    That's true. When given a choice between someone with relevant experience and someone who's obviously keen and willing but has no experience, the employer will usually choose the one with experience. Claiming that you have experience when you don't, will be found out very fast.

    However it's sometimes a situation where the quality of your CV or covering letter might give you a chance. If the person with the experience has a CV/letter full of spelling mistakes and grammatical errors and doesn't seem to have anything to offer except the experience, the other person might have the advantage. A lot of the time, jobs involve working with other people, in teams. If you can show that you've done that with things like club memberships, internships or voluntary work, then it can give you a vital edge. Occasionally, people with top qualifications and work experience can be useless at working with other people and so aren't much use in most office or project situations. Interpersonal skills can be key. People who lack them are a nightmare to manage and don't tend to be very productive. Given that choice, I'd go for the person who's keen to learn.

    Another thing, let's say one person had some internships, is it okay just to write a month and a year instead of writing the exact dates (dd/mm/yy)?
    That's pretty normal. As suggested above, you can state the number of weeks. Remember that if you ask that employer for a reference (which is usually why you're doing the internship) then they'll give the dates to your prospective employer. Make sure yours don't look significantly different to the dates they'll give.
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    That's true. When given a choice between someone with relevant experience and someone who's obviously keen and willing but has no experience, the employer will usually choose the one with experience. Claiming that you have experience when you don't, will be found out very fast.

    However it's sometimes a situation where the quality of your CV or covering letter might give you a chance. If the person with the experience has a CV/letter full of spelling mistakes and grammatical errors and doesn't seem to have anything to offer except the experience, the other person might have the advantage. A lot of the time, jobs involve working with other people, in teams. If you can show that you've done that with things like club memberships, internships or voluntary work, then it can give you a vital edge. Occasionally, people with top qualifications and work experience can be useless at working with other people and so aren't much use in most office or project situations. Interpersonal skills can be key. People who lack them are a nightmare to manage and don't tend to be very productive. Given that choice, I'd go for the person who's keen to learn.


    That's pretty normal. As suggested above, you can state the number of weeks. Remember that if you ask that employer for a reference (which is usually why you're doing the internship) then they'll give the dates to your prospective employer. Make sure yours don't look significantly different to the dates they'll give.
    Ok, thank you I'll write full dates then
 
 
 
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