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    Here on TSR, we're lucky to have a lot of people experienced in job applications, in looking for work, and with knowledge of how to get into different industries.

    That being said, we all started somewhere, and it can be difficult to get your foot in the door when you've just set out.

    So, what advice would you give to people newly looking for work? And what would you have gone about differently, if you could start again yourself?
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    If all else fails, just remember you can always be a stripper.
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    Go and find an internship or volunteer to get experience. Don't expect to walk straight into a 100k job without any experience whatsoever. We all have to make sacrifices these days to get want we want.
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    (Original post by shadowdweller)
    Here on TSR, we're lucky to have a lot of people experienced in job applications, in looking for work, and with knowledge of how to get into different industries.

    That being said, we all started somewhere, and it can be difficult to get your foot in the door when you've just set out.

    So, what advice would you give to people newly looking for work? And what would you have gone about differently, if you could start again yourself?
    -Make sure you tailor your CV & covering letter for each application- explain clearly why that organisation and that line of work
    -In order to do the above, do your research into the organisation
    -Back up all points in your cover letter with evidence of a time you've demonstrated them
    -If you do get an interview, practice. Do more research into the organisation so you know exactly why you want to work for them and what they do. Make sure you get across your passion for the sector & organisation.
    -If you are unsuccessful at interview, always ask for specific feedback. You might get an initial email saying 'we've taken someone with more experience' this is usually just a cover for the real reason which might be more complicated. If you ask for feedback there is a good chance they will arrange a phone call to discuss things in more detail.
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