It’s a curious paradox that you are not employed or promoted due to lack of work experience while you are not allowed to gain it. Regardless of reasons, it must be regarded as a work experience dilemma that seems to victimize many candidates or the employees. It is not uncommon if you are someone who has faced the same problem, that is, you do not have relevant or required work experience and so you are not finding the chances of career development. If you ever think if there are some ways to gain experience, here are some simple tips thatmight be of some help and assistance to you.
In fact, how to gain work experience and whether or not you can gain it successfully without being employed depends on your professional field. However, in most cases, it is possible if you go for internship. Internship is a great way to gain experience and to find work. There are several training programs available in internship that could guide you how to gain experience leading you towards the attainment of your objective of finding a good job. Besides, you can find the organizations that hire the employees temporarily in place of the regular employees who are on vacation so that you may be work temporarily and gain some experience. Aside from these, working as a part timer is not a bad idea also, as it could provide you some sort of help in the attainment of work experience. Furthermore, you may think of being appointed as an unpaid employee for a limited period of time so that you can extract benefits accordingly.
One of the best ways of gaining experience is to be well aware of job specifications and job descriptions of all the positions that are covered by your professional field and prepare yourself accordingly to keep you ahead. For example, business, accounting and finance fields allow you to work as an accountant initially. Subsequently, on the basis of your experience, youmay be promoted to higher positions, such as, senior accountant, chief accountant or accounts supervisor, financial analyst, accounts manager, finance manager or controller. If you are qualified and know the duties and responsibilities pertaining to different positions and develop your skills in accordance with requirement, in a given chance, you are able to manage the job activities successfully. For example, If X is a senior accountant with required qualifications or even more than that is required and he is well aware of the job functions of other higher positions, he can not only gain relevant experience quickly, but also be promoted more preferably than those who don’t possess such qualifications and skills. However, it does not involve doing things in a practical manner, yet it is beneficial on the basis of your sound knowledge, strong concepts and effective skills which can help you greatly in attaining further experience.
Enhancing work experience is very much important to your professional life. It’s a valuable tool to bring you desired success. Hence, it is important that you are interested to acquire work experience in the tasks that you perform currently. Also, you need to prepare yourself well for more advanced tasks that are to be done in the job that you desire so that you can handle them successfully in the future.
K.A.Fareed (Fareed Siddiqui)
Writer, Trainer, Author, Vba/Vb Developer
BBA; MBA-Finance; M.Phil-Financial Management; (PhD-Management)
Individual Member of Institute of Management Consultants of India
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