That old paradox

March 24, 2009 § 3 Comments

I’m coming up that age-old paradox: How can you get work experiece in a certain field if you need previous experience to be hired?

I have been looking into health policy type jobs, and I have also been looking into Master’s of Public Health (MPH) programs.  The only problem with policy jobs is that you need to have experience writing/working with policy. Hmmm…


§ 3 Responses to That old paradox

  • Aviv says:

    Hence the institution of “apprenticeship”.

    Try writing op-eds or blogging about public health policy.

  • jojo says:

    finding peripheral positions and taking on interny/voluntary projects to learn, and you can do informational interviews to ask just this thing with people you respect in your field. it actually works, from what i hear ;D

    i have total faith in you. you can do anything. success is the ability to go from roadblock to roadblock (or as the person i am quoting put it, “failure to failure”)– without losing drive/enthusiasm. xo

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