Is it possible to get hired without having the relevant work experience? Yes, ofcourse it is.
You need to know how to sell yourself.
Whether you are entering the labour force for the first time or moving into a new field it is essential that you learn how to express your personal brand.
What is a Personal Brand?
Your personal brand goes beyond your resume, qualifications or skills. These are merely tools used to express what you are capable of but they do not encompass your entire ability.
A personal brand can be described as “the impression of who you are, what you're capable of and what makes you valuable.” If you can correctly express yourself in these three areas you will be able to demonstrate your competency for any job.
Who are you?
Employers are looking for people who will enhance the culture of their organisation simply through their presence.
Most employers are seeking people who are positive, confident, eager and helpful. Make it your mission to demonstrate these qualities throughout the application process.
What are your capabilities?
Your capabilities can refer to anything “you have learned in the past that can apply to this opportunity.”
Don't limit yourself to work-related answers. Think of experiences in all areas of life that would contribute to your performance if you were to get the job.
What makes you valuable?
If you want to demonstrate your value to the organisation talk about the plans and ideas that you have for your new role.
This is an opportunity to showcase your unique perspective and input.