Apply Out Of Your League

I’m going to let you in on a little job searching secret: the “years of experience” section is kind of a white lie. The job I got after graduating from college “required” 3-5 years of experience. The job I have now “required” 5+ years of experience. How much experience do I actually have? 3 years.

Amanda Kocefas

Amanda is a marketing professional with experience covering global communication, corporate branding, trade show events, advertising, web content management, and business development support. She has a Bachelor's degree in Advertising from Michigan State University and has internship experience in graphic design and non-profit event planning. She has also raised awareness and funds for several non-profit organizations including the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Relay For Life, One World One Future, Ronald McDonald House, March of Dimes, Wright for Kids, Kalamazoo Community Advocates, and Kalamazoo Community in Schools. Through this column, she aims to help career girls everywhere master the tricky rules of communication in today's workplace.