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How to Find a Good Job With No Experience and No Degree

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Although you may not have a degree or any work experience, it's still possible to land a decent job despite those circumstances. It will take determination, effort and some networking to find the right job that would suit your interests and personality. You don't always need a degree to find the job you want. For example, if you want to work in the food service sector, you can find work at fast food establishments or restaurants in your area and work your way up to a management position.

Network with family and friends. For example, if you want to work in the nonprofit sector and you have relatives who work at local community centers, tell them that you don't have any work experience and that you're willing to volunteer at community centers to establish a good work history. Or if you want a career in education but you lack a degree and your friend owns a tutoring service, offer to work for him as a tutor.

Look for education alternatives to a four-year degree. If you're skilled in doing hair and you want to work in cosmetology, enroll in a cosmetology program at a local community college and then take your state's licensing exam so you can find work at a local hair salon or barbershop.

Look for jobs that do not require a lot of years of work experience. If there are job openings at some local supermarkets and hotels and these positions do not require many years of work experience, apply for these positions.

About the Author

Thea Theresa English is a freelance writer who lives in New Orleans. She has written articles on career development, maintaining healthy relationships, politics and cultural issues. She is currently a graduate student at Tulane University where she will receive her Master of Liberal Arts degree.

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