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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 internship 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 employers.
  • 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, develops self - awareness and helps you in making informed 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?
  • 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 right for me?
  • What does this mean for my future career choices?

www.twitter.com/internfairy

www.corkjobs.ie/work-experience-internship-jobs

www.twitter.com/internireland

www.ie.indeed.com/Paid-Internship-jobs

ie.linkedin.com/job/summer-intern-jobs/

www.greencareersireland.com/internships

www.erasmusintern.org

 

Take the initiative and Track down relevant employers yourself.