20 Years or No Experience: Who Gets the Job?

Posted by on December 8, 2012

It is never too early to start thinking about your career, and student Liliana Badertscher tends to agree.  This veterinary technology degreefall, she started taking classes toward obtaining her AAS veterinary technology degree and put in the extra effort to ensure that she was gaining some hands-on experience while going to school at Minnesota School of Business-Lakeville.

Knowing that she was looking for employment, College Admissions Representative Lindsey Rafnson forwarded Liliana a vet tech related job opportunity that was posted to the Minnesota School of Business online job board.

After working with the career services department on updating her resume and polishing up her interviewing skills, Liliana applied and got the job!  She started her new position last week with Edina Pet Hospital and loves her new role.

Many people avoid applying to positions so early on in their education, because they think that employers won’t hire candidates with limited experience.  Liliana is in the very first quarter of her program, and beat out four other candidates that were interviewed for the role–including one with 20 years of experience!  Liliana’s story is a true testament of how far a positive attitude coupled with pure determination can go, and the overall effect it can have on your career.

Are you a current student looking for work? Upload your resume to the MSB online job board and check it regularly for job leads related to your field of study.  To access the online job board, click here and log in using the same username and password you use to log in to CampusConnect.

If you are an active student or graduate looking for work, please stop by the Career Services Department so that we can assist you!  If you have any questions, please contact me at ckleckner@msbcollege.edu or 952-892-9019.

I hope to see you soon!

Christine Kleckner, Minnesota School of Business-Lakeville, Director of Career Services


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