I'm finishing up my Master in Arts Administration and looking for a non-profit job doesn't have to be arts related at this point but every job I'm seeing is asking for 3-5 years experience. I really don't understand how I can get that when I'm just starting out.

Do I have to get with a company any way I can and then kind of get promoted into it? Internship my way into it? I'm really at a loss on what kind of things I should be doing. I've done some intersnhsips but some of the people I'm going to school with already have Development Director positions and I'm curious how they got into it.
Originally Posted by afrosheenqueen
You apply for those jobs that ask for 3-5 years experience. Those are just "pie in the sky"...what they HOPE to get in an employee. If you have done internships and you have people who will give you A-1 recommendations, then GO FOR THOSE JOBS.

Someone on another board told me once to apply to any job for which I meet 75% of the qualifications, so that's what I do.

Good luck!
Originally Posted by PartyHair
Whew!! Thanks, PH. That thought just occurred to me today as I was thinking my "job" thoughts. I'm gonna get cracking soon then.
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