When will employers realise that to have experience we need the job?
I’m a student and struggling to find a job that has suitable hours in a suitable location. All I’m looking for at the moment are sale assistant jobs, nothing that you need a degree for or that requires a whole bunch of talents.
Yet every time I’m job searching, I find that people are posting sales assistant jobs with “must have __ years of experience”. Is that really needed? For a job where I’m going to be doing a small amount of cash handling and communicating with other people, I suddenly need tons of experience. I talk to my family and friends on a daily basis, does that count as experience? I handle my own money and can even tell you the difference between a 50p coin and a 5p coin. Still doesn’t count? I do actually have a small amount of retail experience but it still irritates me when people are being rejected for jobs for not having enough experience. Especially when it’s a job where somebody’s life isn’t on the line.
Here’s the part where I introduce my vicious job hunting cycle: