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The Young and the Experienced

Sara DzuikOh, to be young.  If any YNPs are anything like me, the nonprofit job search is daunting.  I find myself jumping to the “Requirements” section of every job posting to find the dreaded “years of experience required” before getting too excited about a potential position.  If a job requires three years…. I’m golden, five years…. I’ll give it a go, six-plus years.... Forget about it!

This is consistently how I would end up evaluating myself, by “years of experience.”  Every employer wants experience, and so does every young job hunter!  It’s a vicious cycle that has baffled me for the past 3 years – and the only thing I’m trying to do is find a job that will launch me into the nonprofit sector and give me the chance to change lives.  Slowly I’ve begun to realize how much I am limiting myself by focusing on what I don’t have on my resume, as opposed to what I do.  It wasn’t until the Breakfast of Champions lead by Sara Dziuk, Executive Director at College Possible Twin Cities, that I fully realized my job search method was severely flawed.

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