Misperception 16: No one will ever hire me because I lack experience, have low grades, have gaps in my work history, etc.

Career Wisdom: People overcome all kinds of challenges to find satisfying work.  FACT: How you handle adversity is a good indicator of your ability to persevere. If you need experience then get it! Volunteer, work in a related occupation, or focus on school projects that are relevant to your desired career. If low grades are the problem keep in mind grades usually matter only for that first job after graduation and there are resources on campus such as the Writing Center, Academic Support and Tutoring Center, Structured Learning Assistance Program and Disabilities Support Services on campus to help you. Remember for most entry-level jobs, employers are looking for general attributes such as communication skills, interpersonal abilities, and enthusiasm.

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