Seeking professional experience [Archives:2006/935/Community]

April 6 2006

By: Fareed A. Ba-Sa'aida
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When a company needs to recruit new people, it may decide to advertise the job in newspapers. People interested can then apply by sending a letter of application and their curriculum vitae (CV) containing details of their personal information, educational background, skills, and professional experience among others.

Professional experience, however, is a real problem for recent graduates looking for a suitable job. These applicants may not have professional experience. What can they do about this? Where and how can they obtain professional experience?

For example, we sometimes read in a recruitment advertisement for the Job Vacancy section in newspapers:

XYZ company in Yemen looking for accountant all interested candidates should have a minimum of 2-5 years professional experience and other qualifications – all interested candidates should send their CVs with supporting documents of experience

That's unfair, such an advertisement is frustrating for many potential candidates.

As far as I am concerned, it is necessary to recruit those candidates first. Once recruited they can learn and develop themselves through their work, gradually gaining solid work experience.