How are you supposed to get a job when all they require is experienceWatch
For basic retail and hospitality jobs plenty don’t require experience.
Grad schemes often don’t require prior experience in the industry as you get trained up on the job.
For those which do require experience, interning and volunteering are the way to go.
Job market is tough at the moment but if you’re persistent and proactive you’ll get there.
Also, what are you trying to do to gain experience e.g. voluntary work, temping etc?
It appears, most people in most walks of life are too lazy to invest time & effort into someone else and just expect a 'finished product' up front. No effort or training required. Honestly, if you are proactive & ambitious, associating with these types of people will only ever be a drain on your energy.
If all you need is a job right now, get it, by any means necessary. Bullshyt if you have to, since imo when you're dealing with narrow minded people who fail to see potential in anyone, they don't really deserve the better side of you anyway. Treat them like they treat others. Once you have the experience, don't hang around there, just leave and find elsewhere. In the meantime, build networks with like-minded people outside of your work place.
Even so called 'grad schemes' or 'apprenticeship schemes' are very hit and miss. The corporate executives and senior leadership have the perspective to understand the importance of staff development, especially graduates and apprentices, and the role this plays in the long term success of the company and loyalty of its employees. However, lower-level managers whom you will likely report to directly, often do not have this perspective and will more often try to use you for whatever labor you are able to provide, regardless of it even being useful work or not, provided it earns them money. I know one apprentice who for the first year of his job did nothing but scan paper drawings into electronic formats. It is absolutely appalling experience, that you learn nothing from. But still, it now counts as "1 year of experience". Taadaa.
Anyway, that was a rant. Hope you found some it useful perhaps. Just, bull****. Whatever little experience you have, exaggerate it. Don't feel bad about using people who just as willingly do the same to others. They don't want to put any effort into developing or training you, and it'll be something you will need to do yourself in your own time probably.
Make sure your CV is not terrible - most people's are, so this is an easy thing for you to control.
That said, I do agree with previous posters that you should use whatever experience you do have to sell yourself, and that the list of requirements in a job advert usually describe the perfect candidate, and they will often interview people who don't fulfil all the criteria.