How to Get the Job When You Don't Have Experience

Check out this great article by James Citrin recently posted to LinkedIn discussing 5 interesting ways to overcome The Permission Paradox or the common Catch-22 known as "You can’t get the job without the experience but you can’t get the experience without the job."See excerpt and link to full article below. 

...This challenge will confront you over the lifetime of your career, whether you’re trying to break into the work force or you're to become a CEO for the first time. While the phenomenon can be frustrating no matter what your level, the Permission Paradox is especially challenging for today's aspiring young professional and recent graduates.

Overcoming this conundrum is fundamental both to launching your career successfully and thriving over the long term. You are confident in your abilities if only you’re given the chance. The hard part is getting the shot to show what you can do.

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Also, two important developments from a conference we attended hosted by the CFP Board of Standards in Washington DC for those looking to become financial planners and obtain the CFP® Certification.

  • Students who complete the CFP Certification coursework may refer to themselves as a Candidate for CFP® Certification. In the past, this term was reserved for those who had only registered for and paid to take the CFP exam.
  • If you are a Student Member of The Financial Planning Association, you are eligible for a $200 discount off of the regular $595 CFP examination fee. A student membership is $39 per year so this is a no brainer if you plan to take the CFP® exam shortly after graduation!

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