I am a recent college graduate with a BFA (Bachelor's of Fine Arts) in Creative Writing, and I am looking to find a job in the education or editorial industry.
I have been applying like crazy, even Admin jobs, Receptionist jobs, anything that will allow me to get out of the Part-Time work circuit, where I currently have 3 PT retail jobs. (I need to get something far more financially secure as well as establish a routine for myself).
I have some pretty interesting experience, and I was wondering how I could frame things in order to give the best impression to a potential employer. I have applied for a few positions in the last couple weeks, but have not heard back from them.
I have editorial experience in a workshop and classroom environment, both of peers and students. While this may not be industry experience, can I say that it is experience?
I also have teaching experience, which was also experience abroad, as I taught in Asia for a year. What sorts of skills with that would be wise to leverage and which would be wise to skip?
It seems that I am stuck in a Catch-22 in terms of employ-ability, since every "entry-level" position seems to want experience, yet I can't get a job to get said experience. What can make me stand out in the slush pile of applications despite that?