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Why do many employers require 2-4 years of relevant work experience for entry level jobs?

It seems every entry level job requires you to have work experience!? So for 2009 college grads like me who havent been in the job market yet there is onyl a handful of jobs. Employers look at my resume see I havent had a job in the industry yet (I have had related internships) and I dont get an interview!

Asked By: Vote Barr! - 9/27/2008
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They want someone else to do the job of training for them. Which is a huge mistake. They could get a great worker and train them on the job. And maybe earn that person's loyalty for years and years.. I want you to apply anyway. Tell them that you will learn 2 years in 2 months if they hire you..
Answered By: Ed Atun - 9/27/2008
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They cannot afford to trai people on the job any more. They need you to be productive from day one. Competitive pressures make on the job training impossible... More
Answered By: chuckles951 - 9/28/2008
 
They just wan to make sure you understand what you're getting into and that you'll show up and block and tackle from day one. If it's a good firm they'll want to train you to do things their way anyhow. They just want to make sure you will show up to work on time, tie your shoes and be ready to listen to them. If... More
Answered By: jg - 9/29/2008
 
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