There is something I need to say.
Something that I believe everyone should know.
Something that cripples so many of us.
So, we go through this continuous journey of education. Most of us start at three and 'exit' at 21/22. We have gone through the rigours and now we have studied less and less subjects to become better qualified in one.
20+ years of experience.
But, then you go looking for a career. One you are passionate about. One you want to dive head first into.
"2-3 years experience required"
"1+ years experience required"
"An individual fully versed in this field with years experience"
Are industries shutting the door on so many people and forcing people down other paths?
But, I just want to say something to all those who feel at a loss. Those who feel shut out. And, those who don't think they are good enough.
Never question your self-worth. Never.
Go for the roles where you may not have the experience. Show them you have it. Show them how you started a running group to help the homeless. Show them how you lead your school team to a championship. Show them that you've got the experience.
You have 20+ experience.