What qualifies as work experience?

I was super excited to get a phone screen with a placement agency this week.  Finally a chance to test my new resume and get some feedback on my experience!  I’ve been taking every opportunity to put myself out there and now was my chance.  

I could tell almost immediately that I wasn’t going to be the fit they were looking for.   Not because of the fact that I couldn’t do the job but I heard the inflection of the recruiters voice change when I said I was self taught.  


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