Today’s job market is a very competitive one: apart from an exemplary CV, employers expect you to have professional experience at a young age as well as excellent people skills. This is where the Permission Paradox comes into play – you can’t get a job without experience, but you can’t get experience without a job. If you have been asking yourself how to land a job without previous experience, the answer is – an internship. We asked our very own intern what her thoughts were on the benefits.
Allows you to gain precious work experience & skills.
Encourages a sense of self-discovery and reflection.
Gives you a boost of confidence.
Increases your market value.
Opens opportunities for permanent job roles.
Expands your network of professional contacts.
It takes time and exposure to become professional within your industry of choice. Internships have a lot to offer if you want to take your first step within your career. It’s a safe environment where you can learn from your mistakes, be exposed to new ways of approaching tasks and be mentored by senior decision-makers within an organisation. Internships are a great way to bridge the gap between university and the professional world of work, allowing you to hone in on the elements of an industry which may have appealed to you during your studies.
Still not sure how you can kick start your career? Get in touch with us and we will help you discover what’s next for you!