From LinkedIn content strategist Shanee Moret -- some terrific words of hiring wisdom that includes advice for job seekers as well:
"We hired a Gen-Z candidate with zero experience. Here’s why...
They arrived 10 min early for their morning interview (respect ✊), pronounced my name correctly (major kudos), had a firm handshake, dressed sharp, and brought a hard copy of their resume (I didn’t need it).
During the interview they smiled, made eye contact, and were honest about having zero experience (I value honesty).
They asked me questions and were eager to learn!
To all the hiring decision makers out there, don’t disqualify someone because they don’t have 'experience.'
If the candidate has integrity and a desire to learn, they can develop skills and experience with your guidance.
More 'experience' does not guarantee a harder work ethic or a better fit.
Sometimes the Gen-Z or Millennial person with little to no experience- who is grateful just for the opportunity- is the better fit because they are humble and hungry to learn.
All they need is for someone to give them a chance to prove their ability, regardless of their lack of experience."