To get experience you need a job.
To get a job you need experience.
It’s the catch-22 that plagues the minds of most young people, making them feel as though they have no options upon leaving school. What can one do? Post-16 now offers either access to a selection of A-Level courses via 6th form or college, full time work or apprentice based learning.
How to decide
The initial decision to be made, is the end goal you have in mind. Many people wish to chase a dream, become rich and successful and have chosen the career they intend on pursuing. Maybe the role you desire isn’t a big money maker, but you definitely know what you want to do. The question for this group of people is, do you know how to achieve this end goal?
Many, many people have no idea what role is right for them, but they do know they’re in it for the money. They’re the ambitious types, but haven’t settled on anything just yet.
For many others, the aim is to simply support themselves/a family. Big responsibilities aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, and there are many jobs which offer a living minus the take-home kind of stuff.
Ask yourself where you’d like to be in 5 years time.
Make it happen.
For those who know what they want.
Work from the top, and work backwards. We’ll use the example of a doctor.
|Completing registration process, allowing a medically trained individual to take up a post in a surgery, at first supervised.
Continuing university level studying for either MBBS; MBBS/BSc; MBChB; MBBCh; BMBS.
Studying at Medical School, gaining undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Medicine
For those who want the money, but don’t know how…
If you know you want to be rich and successful, but aren’t sure what career is right for you, this is where you should start. Ask yourself the following questions.
1. What do you enjoy? What are you good at?
2. What qualifications / experience do you have?
3. Do you want to work for yourself, or for someone else?
4. What am I willing to do what it takes to get there?
For those who simply want to earn a living.
A very common option, yet often leads to feeling you’re at a dead end when you lose your job. If you’ve only known one type of work, and then face a situation where you cannot find this role, where do you turn? We return to the first line of this entry: ‘to get a job you must have experience’.
We can help, here at Essential. We value willing, an eagerness to work and most of all we appreciate when effort has been made to look smart, to follow instructions, and to prove they really do want to work. If you’re inexperienced, let us help! As long as you can prove to us that you’re genuine and enthusiastic, we’ll be more than happy to help.
Find your local branch here: Locate a branch and see what we can do for you.