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SixFigureStart in The Roanoke Times: Catch 22: Need experience to get experience? Here’s how to solve the age-old career conundrum

“In bad economies, employers can be choosy so they can afford to be pickier,” says Caroline Ceniza, a partner at the New York City career and consulting firm SixFigureStart. “I have clients who have very good general experience who lose out because they don’t have experience in that specific sector.” Entry-level positions in sought-after industries such as media, financial services, consulting and advertising and for companies with well-known names often require experience. “Bigger brand names can be more selective than the local mom-and-pop or even a mid-sized company,” Ceniza says. “Size and market cachet is also a factor.”

Read more of my advice and other great tips for new graduates in Melanie Wanzek’s article, Catch 22:  Need experience to get experience? Here’s how to solve the age-old career conundrum

http://www.roanoke.com/job/jobSearch/jobHuntTips/articles/wb/227615

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