The sad reality that if they don't hire you it means they've found a more experienced applicant. Companies usually don't hire the first person who apply for the job. Or they they just fill the position internally. Entry level job only means entry level payment.
Find internships that have a high chance of conversion to a full time job, thats what I did and what most of my friends did. It was low pay for half a year to a year, but at least you get a job at the end of that.
Couldn't agree more! I graduated from college 2 years ago and have basically had to settle for something that's not even related to my field because every "entry level" job I've found has a list for the experience they're looking for in a candidate a mile long. It's retarded.
Nah! You still need a 10 years of experience and a PhD in making beef patties and should be able to cut an atom to half at the same time...
I postulate to a job saying "Junior" they still wanted some years of experience... yeah cool, thanks.
Yeah i was searching for places to school me in IT a while ago and in one of the places they expected me to already have done a superior schooling in IT and ending it with a master (not sure if it's also called master in other places but it's the highest education level you can get from a schooling, where i live) Some of their expectations are just ridiculous, what makes it even worse is that some of these places can't even spellcheck and have the worst grammar to ever exist. What's also annoying is the amount of places which either don't or last minute reply, only around 25% of the places i apply at reply to me and others are like hey there it's your lucky day we take you,... be here in ten minutes or you don't get the place. It's annoying and it does never seem to change.
Then lie on your resume to get the interview. Then tell them the truth
If you have no experience, company has to invest time of experienced employees to teach and train you. Your "added value" for a company on the beginning could be negative, because everything you do need to be checked and, in many cases, fixed. If you are totally "entry level"- you look for an internship, not for a job. Don't expect to be paid initially, get your experience and then, if you are smart and proactive - you will get your real paid job in 2-6 months.
Then accept entry-level-pay. People comming fresh from university demanding 3k+ with zero workexperience.
Nope, you better know every programming language, have 5 years of data analytics experience, know how to reverse engineer a fighter jet, and how to tame Siberian tigers. That will be $13 an hour.