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Why do entry level jobs require you to have 2-3 years of work experience?

If I had work experience I wouldn't be looking for an entry level job!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Because the nature of some types of jobs can't afford to take on a person that is completely clueless to the job. (not trying to be funny)

    However many times, life experience or related activities to that job and high interest and ambition will win employers over for that job if they don't have sufficient qualified applicants. Don't give up on your search. Make sure to point out related experiences and show your ambition.

    Research the company and the job to be able to show your interest in the job and the specific company. This will go a long way if their request for experience is really not that necessary for the job.

    Also another option is to ask if you can work their for a month with no salary just so you won't cost them while you gain some working experience. After that point, they can evaluate you and determine if they feel you are catching on quick enough to justify hiring you on.

    One more option to get experience would be to search for volunteer opportunities in that line of work so you can use that on your resume for experience.

    Thinking outside the box in today's economy is always a plus.

    Don't give up. Every, "no", is a step closer to a," yes your hired."

    Good Luck

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  • 4 years ago

    3 Years Of Experience

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  • 1 decade ago

    No Kidding! It doesn't make any sense to me either.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Mostly they want to know that you're not a flake.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    they want you to get used to the job

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