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[Career change filter, humanities edition] How can I best market my skills when I have very little experience?
posted by Kitty Stardust to Work & Money (5 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I have a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. I'm currently working a job that doesn't require my educational credentials at all. I'd like to transition into a job where I write and/or edit for a living. Because I've been working around grad school for the past several years, my job experience is as an adjunct writing instructor, reference librarian and writing tutor. My current work is mainly clerical/administrative.
I have attempted to apply for entry-level jobs in tech writing with no success. There is a position open with an organization I am very interested in working with for a content writer. They are asking for someone with a BA in English plus 3 years of writing experience. How can I best market my skills when I haven't done much actual writing work?