By Elizabeth Robichaud
As a new graduate, one of the biggest challenges you face is navigating the "Catch 22" of needing a job to gain work experience but also needing work experience to get a job! The key is in the presentation and the positioning of the specific skills you acquired through your course work, co-ops and internships. By emphasizing specific details about what you did during your education (on your cover letter and resumé), it is possible to overcome an employer's request for years of work experience.
TIP: When looking for entry-level positions, don’t immediately discount job descriptions that ask for one to three years experience. If your personality and education reflect a fit for the company, you could land the position.