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How to Land Your Perfect Job Without Spending a Fortune

October 30 2016 - Do you want to work in a particular area or industry, but don't have the qualifications or experience necessary to get this job? If so, it may cost you a lot of money to realize this dream and you could be paying back this money for many years to come. However, there are many ways you can land your perfect job without spending a fortune doing so. Below are some of the most effective ways you can do this.

Start an Online Course

In the past, higher education was only available to the privileged few. It was expensive to go to a college or university, which meant many people were not able to get the qualifications they needed to work in certain jobs.

Thankfully, things have changed and the availability of hundreds of different online courses like the online MBA program means it's possible to get a high quality qualification without spending a vast amount of money on a traditional masters in business administration program. Tuition fees are usually more affordable and you can study from the comfort of your own home, which reduces the amount of money you would spend if you had to attend a college or university campus every day.

Become an Intern

Companies are always looking for new talent and ways to reduce costs. Many of these businesses offer internships, which can be the ideal way to get your foot in the door of one of these organizations. You may have to start off in a low level position, but the experience and contacts you build up while you're on an internship can be invaluable. If the company offering the internship is satisfied with your performance and trusts you, you may be kept on or you could apply for more senior roles in the future.

Provide a Freelancing Service

The best way to get work experience in your chosen field is to start offering your services to others. At first you may not be able to charge the fees more experienced professionals charge, but freelancing is the perfect way to get the valuable experience you need and build up a list of testimonials from previous and current clients. Eventually, potential employers will take notice of what you can do and will be more likely to interview you and hire you based on this previous work experience.


Sometimes you have to focus on the big picture and find ways to get the experience you need for very little or no financial reward. Volunteering in local organizations is one of the most effective ways you can do this. A wide range of nonprofits and similar organizations are always looking for people to help out. This could give you the valuable experience and responsibilities you need to build a much more impressive resume.

Unfortunately, many individuals find themselves deep in debt before they eventually find their ideal job. College, university and working in underpaid jobs can often put you in this stressful situation. However, if you follow the tips above, you have the potential to start working in your ideal job quickly and without having to spend a fortune in the process.

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