Are You Kidding Me?
A recent college grad, I presented for an entry-level job with one of my long time clients said to the Director of HR, and I quote:
It would take some convincing for me to consider this role.
As though it was the client’s responsibly to persuade her this was the job and company for her…unreal!
Basically, it was beneath her to start at ground level. She wasn’t sure what she wanted to do as a career but it was not quite the set of skills she was hoping to use. She was looking for something more “creative”, “project oriented” blah blah blah….
Whatever happened to starting somewhere? Entry level? When you graduate and you aren’t sure what you want to do, you start SOMEWHERE. You join a company for the work experience and to give you a frame of reference. You don’t have to stay forever. But it's about staying for a time and learning and growing and either working your way up….or out…to the next role in a new company.
If you are a recent college grad…be open, be humble, be willing to roll up your sleeves and start at the bottom. I promise you, no company is going to convince you to join them. That isn’t the way is works. So put your best foot forward and convince THEM why they should hire YOU!