When I graduated from a country private college and moved to a major city, I didn't have any experience except work-study and waitress jobs. I was too broke in college to take internships, and too hectic to have a professional job. As I looked at employment websites and read job searching advice at library, it didn't seem any likely that I would be able to crack into the professional world with my limited experience. I knew I must do creative interviewing. As it turned out, I was eventually offered all but one of the jobs I interviewed for. Below is my true experience on making your educational skills count.
Enlarge Your Experience
Narrowed by your college courses to jobs managing the school bookstore or the restaurant? Don't think that makes you an undesired employee. Peek back on your knowledge for the professional themes prospective employers love to hear: cooperation, proposal, obligation, reliability, and competence. Don't disparage your scarce experience; tell about the things you have accomplished that look great in any job. Were you the trainer for other employees? Have a recommendation from your boss? Had an idea to improve a routine? Let your interviewer know.
These accomplishments are very mentionable no matter whatever job you were in. Don't be afraid to talk about them.
Emphasize Your Coursework
Even if your grades were run of the mill, your college courses do count. It may seem that most of your classes dealt with futile historical information or vague facts that have no relationship to the real world, but there are things you learned in even those courses that you can use to your benefit. Talk up of your study skills, your ingenious paper ideas, and your team projects. These experiences and the knowledge you gained from them, verbalizes your ability to learn and perform, important qualities to employers. For instance, I countered a question about learning skills with a brief description of a course I took on Linguistics, for which I ended up helping to lead intense study.