Getting Hired in Specific Industries
If you haven't had the chance to read our article on the job recruitment process, we encourage you to check it out. It outlines the basic steps of the recruitment process as well as tips for getting an interview and standing out among other candidates.
When it comes to job requirements and recruitment processes, every industry will have different standards. For example, in the past two years, as many as one million tech jobs have gone unfilled. In response, tech companies have been expanding their talent search to candidates with liberal arts degrees or no degrees at all. It is very possible to get an entry-level IT job or entry-level programming job without a degree if you have the skills and certifications to show you can handle the responsibilities of the position.
However, in other fields, getting an offer for an entry-level position will require having a degree, some internship experience, and a strong application and interview. Review job postings to get an idea of who's hiring and what they're looking for in a candidate.
And don't be afraid to reach out to people in your network! See if they know of any open positions in the field you want to work in. Experts say that as much as 85 percent of open positions are filled through networking.