How Do You Get a Job as a Recent Grad (or Current Student)? Internships

Updated: Aug 7, 2020

Warning: You are about to get ACTUAL answers. Not BS. For those of you who are familiar with my style, I like to give REAL answers. Not fluff. No vague answers. You have a question about something? I will either have a concrete answer or I will find out for you.

So because most of my audience are recent graduates, I get asked this question a lot:

How Do You Get a Job as a Graduate with No Experience?

And most of you have heard these answers: "Go volunteer, internship, network, etc." And you've found them to be too broad and vague. I couldn't agree more. Easy to say, but hard to do. I mean, where do we volunteer or get an internship for my field like marketing or engineering? And how do I get paid as a volunteer though? I mean I need to eat. And networking? Are you serious right now? I know no one except for my "netflix 'n chill" buddies.

I dislike these vague answers, too. But you are told these answers because as a new grad, getting a job to gain valuable skills and not money is your only option right now, but how do you do that? It's just so hard to get your foot in the door. In my 20 years of experience and IMHO...

Are you ready for this?

...the best way to get that first job as a recent graduate...

THE GOVERNMENT. In the United States, there are excellent programs for recent grads in just about ANY field, including creative arts. An answer that is not just "Go volunteer." And, you're welcome. :) BTW, I think most countries have programs like this. Just google search until you find it!

How is a Government Internship different?