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I would like to get relevant work experience, How do I go about it?



I would like to get relevant work experience, How do I go about it?
Get as much relevant work experience as you can while at college. It has
so many advantages.

Is a unique selling point (USP) on your CV/application that allows you to stand out highlighting your relevant skills and
achievements

Work experience/internships enhance your employability and job prospects after
graduation
-
up to 80% of graduates in UK companies are recruited from int
ernship
programmes.

Creates a network of potential contacts for the future

Tests out what it is like working in a certain environment/job/sector

Any form of work experience
highlights
your motivation to a potential
employer
s
.

If linked to your course it
can provide you with the opportunity to put
classroom
learning
into practice.

You learn new knowledge and skills, both course
-
related (if applicable) and personal

It gives an insight into working life, deve
lops self
-
awareness and helps you in making
info
rmed
career decisions

Tests out what it is like working in a certain environment/job/sector
There are many types of work experience:
Volunteering, Paid Temporary Summer jobs,
Paid structured Summer internships, Unpaid Internships, Short Work Shadowing st
ints (from
2 days to 2 weeks).
Work experience is a good way to narrow down your options; to see whether a role or a
sector is one you would want to enter full time.
After your work experience, it’s useful to spend some time thinking about what you’ve got
out of it.

What skills have I used?

What motivated or demotivated me about the work?
Disclaimer:
Information is provided in good faith by CIT’s Careers Service.
CIT, the Careers Service, and any contributing third party shall
have no legal liability or responsibility for any individual’s decision
made on the basis of this information.

Which bits did I find interesting or boring?

Did I enjoy the work?

What was the culture of the organisation like?

How would I have changed the experience to make it just r
ight for me?

What does this mean for my future career choices?
https://twitter.com/internfairy
http://www.corkjobs.ie/work
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experience
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internship
-
jobs
https://twitter.com/internireland
http://ie.indeed.com/Paid
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Internship
-
jobs
https
://
ie
.
linkedin.com/job
/
summer
-
intern
-
jobs
/
http://www.greencareersireland.com/internships
www.erasmusintern.org
Take the initiative and Track down relevant employers yourself.

www.idaireland.com

Click on Menu
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Over 700 Multinational companies

www.en
terprise
-
ireland.com

Get into Sector& Company Directories ( 100s of Irish companies)

www.itcork.ie

Loads of Local IT related enterprises

http://www.itshappeninghere.ie
/

Irish Software enterprises

https://
www.linkedin.com/company/make
-
it
-
in
-
cork

www.volunteercork.ie

Wide ra
nge of Volunteer opportunities (
some Business/Admin/Fundraising

www.gradireland.com

http://mii.ie
/
Marketing Institute of Ireland

www.prii.ie
Public Relations Institute of Ireland