One of the most crucial factor that will determine you success or failure in the job market is experience. I'm sure you've once came across a job opening that you wanted so bad, but due to lack of experience you had to let it go. It's always recommended that after school you get into volunteering or an internship that will give you the upper hand when applying for a job. In this article we are going to help you with all the resources and information you will need to secure an internship.
1.What is an internship?
In simple terms it's defined as a period of voluntary work that is offered by a company for entry level job seekers to gain experience. Depending on the terms of the contract and the company in subject - they might also offer you a monthly stipend for the duration of your internship. It's a good way to gain soft and hard skills that will prepare you for the working environment. Every industry has their own programs and this includes Information Technology, Marketing, Mining etc.
2.What makes it difficult to get an internship?
Companies are hesitant to introduce internship programs because they are less valuable in moving the company forward. Instead of being just another intern that is going to fill headcount requirements, you must lay your foundation as a force to be reckoned with by outperforming your peers. For example when submitting your application you must convince the hiring manager that you are going to help them solve their problems and be dedicated to your work in order for them to consider you as a fit candidate for the job.
3.How to land your dream internship
Now that you understand what makes hiring managers turn down your application it's time to give you counter methods that you can use to secure a job.
— Be specific with what you are looking for. You can't just wonder around like a headless chicken - that's just a recipe for disaster. The best question that you can ask yourself is - what kind of an environment i like to work in.
— Be goal oriented. Use the traditional methods of setting goals (SMART).
— List all of the companies we you would like to work for. Every company has an open working culture that allows die-hard fans to get on board and add value.
4.Where to find internships
It's really a blessing to live in the age of the internet were opportunities are just a click away. Below we have listed the best places that you can use to secure an internship.
— Vodacom internships
5.Create a mouthwatering CV
Your CV is the most vital thing that must be optimized to the job in subject. On our previous articles we have given the best tips that you can use to make your CV standout. Make sure that you refer to those articles.
That brings us to the end of our article today. We really hope that you've found a thing or two useful. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask via the comments section below, we'd love to hear from you. Remember to follow us for more informative articles like this one published daily.
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