How do you get that first job?
Hi I am 40, not that it should matter but hey, I have completed level3 yet despite having been a project manager in industry and a retail manager I can not get a first job as all the vacancies have a caviat of, "finance office experience - essential." I have written to all the local accounting firms and offered my services for free in return for some office experience. A few came back and complimented my CV but in essence there is nothing there. Can anyone help with ideas how to get an entry level position to start building up experience such that I can then progress to level4. I am in a catch 22 now. No experience so can not get job, can not get job without experience and to cap it all I am also unemployed now so do not have the money to continue level4 even though I have time to study it. Many thanks to anyone who can help.