“Hire Me?!”

What’s that you say? The old employment Catch-22 got you down? You know, that thing where you can’t get a job unless you have experience, and you can’t get experience unless you get a job?

This breaking in business is a bitch. What’s a writer to do?

Well, you could always try a writerly variation of this:

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How to Get Hired When You Are Just Starting Out
by Jenn Godbout

At 99U, we often share best practices and insights from the world’s most productive creatives, but what about those of us just getting started? How do you fill out “past experience” on an application when, frankly, you don’t have any?

We talked to Career Advisors from art and design colleges around the globe about resourceful ways to package any amount of experience on your CV, application or in an interview. Here are our top tips for promoting your “student” status and jumpstarting your creative career.

1. Include Personal Projects to Bulk Up Your Resume…

2. Don’t Just List the Facts; Tell Your Story Instead…

3. Showcase Your Creative Process by Sharing Iterations and Mockups…

4. Hiring Managers Expect Tailored Applications. Do Your Research Before Hitting Send…

5. Don’t be Afraid to Mention Your Idols, Mentors, or Creatives You Admire in an Interview…

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