How much experience do you really need to get the role you want


Have you ever thought to yourself ‘Yeah but I don’t have enough experience so I can’t apply for that job, or I could never get a job like that because I don’t have the experience yet, it’ll probably take me 10 years to get there?’ If you’ve ever thought anything like this, then keep watching my friend because I’m gonna tell you (nicely) 3 reasons why you’re wrong about this, so stay tuned.


Experience isn’t everything.


Reason #1 A lot of Hiring Managers Believe in Hiring for Talent or fit, over Skills


A lot of hiring managers believe that you can train for skill but not for talent or fit. So if they like, you they believe they can train you and they LIKE you, they want to work with you and they connected with you! That’s going to give an emotional response and you can get hired, even if there is someone with more experience interviewing at the time. The reason for this is because it’s not all about the experience. It’s about the interviewing skill. Do you have it? Have you mastered it? Or are you winging it?


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Reason #2 Overqualified people still struggle to get the roles they want


I know lots of people who have a lot of experience and they may even call themselves ‘over qualified’ but they they still struggle to get into the roles and the companies that they want. They will say to me, it’s because I’m too old, or because I have the wrong type of experience or I’m lacking in this or that I need to either go back to school or get more experience in x. Someone even told me they thought they needed to put in their 10 years of experience before they could go for what they wanted! No! You don’t have to do that, you know how I know this?




Reason #3 Under Qualified people still get hired at their dream jobs!


There’s a lot of people that don’t’ have a lot of experience who do get jobs right away that they love and can be proud of. So how do they do this? They do things differently. They are able to connect with the right people in a specific way, or they just keep applying until it works out for them. They don’t’ give up and they have the belief that it is possible. Maybe they’ve got a friend or see someone who’s done it before so they know it’s possible.


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The number one piece of feedback candidates get when they don’t get the job


If you’ve ever been to a job interview, thought it went great and then not gotten the job and wondered why this episode is for you!


I’m Natalie Fisher and I help recent grads who don’t’ have the real world experience yet, kick start their careers and land great jobs straight out of school by giving them a headstart with tested proven strategies.


In this post I talk about the one piece of feedback employers won’t always give you (but they’re always thinking) when they don’t hire you, so stay tuned!


So have you ever been to a job interview, it went great, and then you get a call or an email with some disappointing news saying they decided to go with someone else? Then maybe you even ask for feedback and they may or may not give you something of use? Like maybe they say “You were great but we decided to go with someone who had more experience” Or they say “ Thanks for your time but we didn’t think you were the best fit”.


And you’re still left not really knowing where you went wrong or what happened?


Well from all the interviews I’ve sat in I can tell you that the number one thing discussed in the debrief is this:


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The candidate failed to communicate their value in a powerful enough way.


In some form or another this is what it always comes down to.


So how can you make sure that you communicate your value strongly you ask?


Well there are a few ways that I suggest:


1) BE SPECIFIC by using Stories!


Give specific examples of value you’ve brought in the past, whether that’s in a classroom or in a previous role. Check out my Free guide download below if you would like to see 10 concrete examples of how to do this!


2) Create a bigger vision


Get a good idea of their needs first by researching and asking questions, and then when you’re interviewing, don’t just answer the questions, but create a bigger vision for the role and get them excited about what you will do if you were hired in the role and what results and changes they will start to see towards their company goals. Start talking specifics and get them excited!


3) Connect and be human


The best way to connect in a short amount of time (like in an interview) is to learn how to tell effective stories that show your personality and who you are as a person. I have a ton of other youtube videos on this which you’re welcome to check out, and If you want to learn more about how to tell stories effectively for interviews you can get started right away by downloading my free guide where you can draw from 10 concrete examples. Insert your personality in there! For example if you’re asked what do you do when you get stressed? Start out by saying: “I eat lots of chocolate!” To break the ice, then move into a real story of how you handled something stressful! Who doesn’t like chocolate, so it makes them laugh and it connects you as a human being! (Of course only do this if you like to each chocolate while stressed like I do)!


And there we have it: The number one piece of feedback people get (or don’t get) when they are rejected for a job. And 3 things you can do to effectively communicate your value.


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3 reasons why you don’t need 10 years experience to land the roles you want


Hey There, I’m Natalie Fisher I help New graduates kick start their careers right from the beginning.


Besides having coached many new grads to get great jobs straight out of the classroom I also work in HR and I’ve sat in on over 100 interviews to date.


In this post I’ll talk about The 3 reasons why you don’t need experience to land an amazing job right now! If you don’t like reading watch video below. So stay tuned:



So There are 2 schools of thought that hiring managers go back and forth with.


#1: I need someone with 5 plus years of experience


#2: I need someone I can train to do things our way, and grow with our company


There are pros and cons to hiring someone with a lot of experience and someone with less. I specialize in helping people with less experience get jobs they never dreamed of.


So without further Ado let’s get started:


Reason #1 – Create your own opportunities


When you’re out there meeting people and creating opportunities for yourself your experience is less important than if you were interviewing cold for positions online. When you’re networking and creating your own opportunities, the sky’s the limit. You can decide how many meetings you’re going to schedule with people who can really help you, you can take charge of your career by using the power of networking. Especially if you don’t have experience this is extremely powerful and I would say that if you don’t have experience you really have to be networking or you’re missing out on a TON of opportunities that are all available to you right now.


Reason #2 – Look around at the evidence


You may think that you need a certain amount of years experience to make the money you want or to work at the company you want, or that you may need more schooling or you may think you need something else that you don’t have yet. The truth is there’s evidence everywhere that that’s not true. There’s so many people (Clients of mine specifically, like Michele or Eshra for example) that were able to land jobs without a ton of experience straight out of school, because they weren’t afraid to get out there and talk to people! Creating opportunities for themselves, instead of waiting for the opportunities to show up on a job site or come to them.


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Reason #3 – Challenge your B.S.


By B.S I don’t mean what you might think! I mean Belief systems. So I want you to identify and challenge your belief systems, for example: Have you ever caught yourself saying any of the following things?


  • “I don’t have enough hands on experience to get what I want right now”

  • “I know I should network…but I just hate selling myself”

  • “I just don’t know how to market myself properly to employers”


Now are these things really true? Or are they stories you’re telling yourself and how are they holding you back? What if you could let go of these stories and believe in a new reality or a new possibility. How about we reframe them?


  • I don’t need hands on experience to get the job i want

  • If I start networking I’ll start to see doors opening

  • I can learn how to market myself effectively to get the job offers that I want

And there you have it. 3 reasons that prove that you don’t need as much experience as you probably think to get a great job right now!


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Thanks so much and I’ll see you next week.


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Should you share if you’re reviewing other offers?


Hey There, I’m Natalie Fisher I help New graduates kick start their careers right from the beginning.


Besides having coached many new grads to get great jobs straight out of the classroom I also work in HR and I’ve sat in on over 100 interviews.


In this post I’ll talk about The 3 reasons why should share that you’re reviewing other offers when you’reinterviewing so stay tuned:(keep reading or watch video below)


#1 If you are considering other offers it gives you leverage to negotiate


You always want to prioritize the best fit for you first above all else. I have another post on how to identify the right fit which I’ll link to below if you’re interested.


When you’re considering other offers, you CAN use these other offers to negotiate a higher salary, definitely use the offers and even play them off of eachother to get the best possible offer for you. It’s a great position to be in and if you do it right then you will come out ahead. Most people don’t’ know how to handle this and so they don’t get the most out of their opportunities.


#2 You are showing them that you’re a highly sought after candidate


Once they know you’re considering other offers you instantly become a more valuable candidate in their eyes. You’re now someone who’s in demand and they will be willing to work harder to get you working for them.


#3 Your confidence goes up (and it shows)


When you’re in this enviable position to have multiple offers you’ll be feeling very good about yourself and those feelings attract good things your way. However you need to know how to handle the situation in a way that doesn’t put a bad taste in anyone’s mouth. I have a blog about a candidate who handled a situation where he had multiple offers very badly. I’ll link to that blog below as well if you want to read about it. The point is that no one can blame you for negotiating and weight your options. Anyone would do the same and I encourage it! But the way that you go about it is important.


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4 things I learned from doing over 100 interviews


Hey There, I’m Natalie Fisher I help New graduates kick start their careers right from the beginning.


Besides having coached many new grads to get great jobs straight out of the classroom I also work in HR and I’ve sat in on over 100 interviews to date. In this post I’ll be sharing 4 things I’ve learned from all this interviewing. So Stay tuned.(Keep reading or watch video below)



1. Most candidates suck. (Sorry and I’m not talking about you, but most do)


I’ve seen some pretty awful candidates and that’s probably why I wanted to help people with this stuff because the truth is you don’t have to be that much better than everyone else you just need to be better. HOW can you be better? If I had one word of advice it would be: BE SPECIFIC. (ok that’s 2 words I know) TALK ABOUT SPECIFIC EXAMPLES OF YOUR VALUE.


2. Candidates who feel they lack experience (Also lack this)


CONFIDENCE, if you’re feeling like you’re lacking experience, it shows up in your confidence and candidates who lack experience and confidence normally do a lousy job of articulating their own value (Because they themselves don’t really believe they have any) and if a candidate lacks confidence in himself then it’s difficult for anyone to have the faith to hire him. Especially when there are so many other candidates that are happy to show their confidence.


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3. Strong handshakes are important


I can’t remember how many times a candidate has left the interview room and we’re doing a debrief and the hiring manager (or someone on the interview team) will comment on the candidate’s handshake being ‘weak’ it makes a difference! Don’t blow it with a weak handshake.


4. Stand out candidates ALWAYS do this!


They’re always able to talk freely about specific examples, they’re always able to share some solid credibility stories of how they function in the world, either in school or in a previous position. They’re always happy to expand or go into detail when needed. They have specifics to talk about, and most people don’t.


If you like what you learned in this post, you’re feeling inspired, and you’d like to learn more, I have a FREE guide you can get to start creating your own specific stories!


In the guide you’ll get:


  • 10+ concrete example stories to the most commonly asked questions


  • Fill in the blank templates to create your own stories


  • 25 Questions to ask yourself if you get stuck coming up with your own stories +

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