START WORKING (AND CLIMBING THE STEPS). Another way to gain some experience in a specific area is to work for little or no money - it doesn't seem particularly motivating, but, well, it will open many doors for you. You will be able to do volunteer work, an internship or Clicking Here to start freelance work in order to acquire practical training. Depending on the intended career, starting or contributing to a blog can prove fruitful to display your passions and talents. In short, fill in your CV and portfolio of relevant projects that you pursue part-time, on weekends or during school holidays. GET ON THE NETWORK. Referrals or friends of your friends are a great way to find a job. To do this, you will need to develop and cultivate your network, both online and offline: be sure to mention the pursuit of a particular career - and prepare in advance a brief plea, an up-to-date CV as well as a great LinkedIn profile, of course.