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How to get experience

Experience: lots of employers ask for it.

But what do employers mean when they ask for experience?

Employers want to know that you have gained knowledge or skills from doing and /or observing a task or activity.

Employers usually want relevant experience. Your relevant experience includes tasks, skills or activities you have done that are related to the job.

Why is experience so important to have?

Having relevant experience is important because it tells employers that you have skills and knowledge of the job they are advertising. They are then more likely to consider your application. 

How do you get experience?

Experience can be relevant paid work but there are also other ways you can get valuable experience. Employers value both paid and unpaid experience.

There are three main ways you can get experience: