The best way to ask an employer to invest in your career is to invest in your future first.
By Robin Reshwan, Contributor | Sept. 26, 2013
Hiring is about minimizing risk. An employer is reviewing candidates to determine who is the least risky hire and will result in the best return on his hiring “investment.” Seasoned professionals can convey that they are great investments through their related previous work experience, providing references that can attest to their commitment to their field, listing accomplishments that are applicable to a new opportunity and in general showing a track record of their interest and success in a potential field. For the college student and new graduate who has minimal work experience, the options to display that they will be a secure, long-term hire are limited. One of the best ways to mitigate this risk for an employer is to demonstrate passion in your field of choice. Here are five ways to convey your conviction:
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