Looking to land a new job, but freaking out that you don’t have the required experience? Don’t sweat it. Even with record numbers of unemployed workers, as well as first-time job-seekers whose internships were canned, there are still ways to shine.
Whatever you do, don’t lie, either in a resume or face to face.
“It’s important in the interview process that there is honesty,” said Michael Solomon, co-author, “Game Changer: How To Be 10x in the Talent Economy” (HarperCollins Leadership). “College grads can stretch and bend the truth, but they should never break it. If they lie about their experience, it kills the relationship with that company permanently.”
Speaking to relevant experience that’s comparable is important, as well as explaining plans that were