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February 3rd, 2016

Graduate Recruitment Season Traffic Update

Happy February! We’re not particularly sure where January went but with the start of February comes the start of something much bigger. We’re talking about graduate recruitment season of course. In a few weeks’ time majority of Australia’s employers will open up their applications for their graduate programs. With this in mind, we thought we’d give you a quick overview of how the traffic to GradConnection is predicted to move.

GradConnection’s Peak Months

GradConnection’s traffic generally follows the graduate and internship recruitment periods throughout the year. While students’ traffic the site all year round, during graduate and internship peak periods there is an evident increase in student traffic and consequently application clicks.

Below is our traffic from last year in the peak graduate months compared to the previous year.

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Over the months of February – April in 2015 we had a 37% increase in traffic compared to 2014. In March 2015 we hit the highest unique pageviews we’ve ever had, falling just short of 2 million unique pageviews over the month.

GradConnection Site Traffic Is Still Growing

So far this year our traffic is already growing at close to 10%. With an increase of 63,563 unique pageviews over the period of January to the start of February 2016. January is traditionally a slower month for us as majority of students are still on holidays and not focused on employment. So to see that our traffic is still managing to grow, is a promising sign.

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We are expecting our traffic growth continue to increase and come close to the levels that we saw last year. Hopefully 2016 will be the year we make it past 2 million unique pageviews in a month!

Note: You’ll notice a visible drop in traffic on the days following Australia Day. Looks like we might have had a few tired grads!

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The GradConnection Top100 is next week!

Posted by Daniel Purchas

February 3rd, 2016

Event Details

Only 7 more sleeps until what will be one of the highlight events in the Graduate recruitment calendar for 2016. We will be presenting 2 sets of awards on the 11th of February:

The GradConnection Top100 Future Leaders Awards.

These will be presented to the highest calibre students across Australia graduating in 2016. The categories of the awards are:

  • AMP Investment Banking and Fund Management Award
  • Accenture Design and User experience Award
  • Ashurst Law Award
  • Capgemini Business and Management Consulting Award
  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Accounting and Financial Management Award
  • Deloitte Software Development Award
  • Fusion Graduate Consultancy First in Family Award 
  • Performance Education Group International Student Award
  • Jacobs Engineering Consulting Award
  • KPMG Diversity Award
  • Nestlé Logistics, Supply Chain and Operations Award
  • Orica Mining, Oil and Gas Award
  • PageUp Social Change Advocate
  • Public Sector Award
  • AECOM Science, Research and Development Award
  • Suncorp Information Technology Award
  • Westpac Banking, Insurance & Financial Services Award
  • Westpac Group Technology Innovation and Entrepreneur Award
  • Woolworths Limited Consumer Goods, Marketing and Retail Award

The GradConnection/AFR Top100 Employer Awards.

In partnership with the AFR we will also be presenting awards out to the Most Popular Employers of 2015 based on the numbers of application referrals from the GradConnection site throughout the 2015 calendar year. The categories for the awards are:

  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Accounting
  • Hay Group Banking and Insurance o Vieple Business and Management Consulting
  • DBL Consumer Goods, Marketing and Retail
  • DBL Engineering Construction and Resources
  • Investment Banking and Funds Management
  • UTS Business School Most Popular Graduate Employers
  • Revelian Most Popular Internship Employers
  • Public Sector
  • STEM
  • Software Engineering and Computer Science

These results will then also be published in the AFR on the 15th of February in a special 12-page pull out article.

We feel extremely privileged to be hosting the event to not only kick off peak graduate recruitment season but to bring together the 3 main parts of the Graduate Recruitment eco- system - University Students, Graduate Recruiters and the Universities themselves.

The event is being held at the Ivy Ballroom and to break down attendees from each of the main area

  • 48 University representatives
  • 92 Graduate Employer Representatives
  • 96 of Australia’s Future Leaders / Graduates
  • 52 Industry Representatives

If you are not currently attending but do want to be part of the event, we have limited availability to attend so please contact the team to see if we can accommodate you.

Thanks once again to all of the organisations and recruiters who have helped to sponsor the various Employer and Future Leader Awards we really appreciate your support.

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February 2nd, 2016

How do we find the Top 100 Future Leaders? Our Application Process.

 

Narrowed down from thousands of applications right across the country the Top100 Most employable penultimate year students have been identified and will be descending on Sydney to represent their universities.

With one of the main objectives was providing a way to expose these students to a complete graduate recruitment process we needed to team up with some of the industries best to replicate an accurate scenario which has been managed beginning to end by Fusion Graduate Consultancy.

Overall Process  - Fusion Graduate Consultancy

 

Fusion Graduate Consultancy have been running the whole process from beginning to end - not just because they work with some of Australia’s leading brands, but because they are graduate recruiters themselves and are deeply passionate about emerging entry level talent. We could not have done this without Fusion and the team and can now understand the myriad of positive reviews we hear about them.


Online Application - GradApp 

 

With thousands of applications being submitted by GradConnection’s user base we opted to use a purpose built, lightweight ATS system which has been designed specifically for the graduate market and used by many of our clients specifically for their campus recruitment.

 

Psychometric Testing - Revelian

 

Potentially one of the most daunting parts of any application process , Revelian who work with many of the leading graduate employers in Australia provided an entire spread of tests to make sure the Future Leaders competition was a close to an actual recruitment process as possible. 

One "bleeding edge" new psychometric testing product we used is Theme Park Hero where every applicant played four games set in an amusement park. It works in just the same way as a reguglar psychometric test but is more enjoyable and engaging for the candidate.

 

Video Interviewing - Vieple

 

With an increasing trend moving towards video interviewing to work in with a more efficient turn around, smaller teams and more “efficient” budgeting requirements - Vieple have included their  interview software to help complete the process. Vieple was a logical choice for the awards as they cater for small employers up to some of the largest organisations in Australia which was  a good fit with the companies who use GradConnection.

We created a set of questions for each award that were loaded into Vieple. An applicant then would have the opportunity to answer these questions while being recorded using the Vieple software and their webcam/mobile or tablet. The judges were then able to watch their pre-recorded answers at a time of their choosing.

 

 

Assessment Centre - University of Technology Sydney

 

As with any application process - the final step is the 1 on 1 interviews and the group assessment centres. The University of Technology Sydney has provided the space and resources to host students from ALL universities across Australia as well as the employers who will be making the final decisions on the winners of the future leaders categories.

To find out more about the awards check out the awards page here but we must say - now that we have had a glimpse in to the whole process outside of attraction we well and truly appreciate how much work you all do every day!

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January 21st, 2016

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As a graduate starting their first day at a graduate job, that means you have passed the steps that lead to it including writing your CV, applying for jobs, getting interviewed and receiving the call to say that you’ve been accepted. The only thing that is in your way is passing through your first few days at work.

There are many things you can learn from your first graduate job and there are bound to be mistakes that you have to learn from while on the job. There are a few things to keep in mind while you enter your first day at work that could help you out in the long run of the start of your graduate career.

  1. First Impressions
  2. First impressions are always important when it comes to your first day and they’re often based on the way you present yourself through appearance and body language. Make sure you know the dress code or wear clothes that is appropriate for the workplace. Body language is also a crucial factor in first impressions as it takes the majority of communication.
  1. Be Confident
  2. Bringing confidence to the workplace shows that you are ready for what you’ll be facing the moment you start work. Confidence is key to a successful career and once you are comfortable in your role and workplace, you are able to start improving yourself with confidence. Also be confident at what you do and what you’ll be assigned to.
  1. Show Interest
  2. Make sure you show that you’re interested when someone makes conversation with you, especially on your first day where you are most likely to be introduced to your co-workers. Showing interest in your conversations would also help you to be acquainted and befriend colleagues, giving a good first impression.
  1. Prepare and Ask Questions
  2. Asking questions has become a crucial part of any aspect at work as it demonstrates your desire to learn more. Be prepared before your first day to get as many background reading to help you have a grasp of your role and make sure to prepare questions that are relevant to show your curiosity about your work environment. This way you are able be familiar with what they do and have an idea on how to improve yourself to be successful in your role.
  1. Seek Guidance
  2. Don’t expect to know everything on your first day, and don’t pretend to know everything either. Don’t be afraid to ask for a little help from your co-workers. However, don’t feel let down when your colleagues are busy in the office with their own work.
    Also don’t expect your boss or seniors to have answers to everything; you’ll also have to find your way around things yourself to display your responsibility and can be dependable on doing things independently.
  1. Be Available and Flexible
  2. These are the two things that you need to keep in mind when you start your job. Not only will it give a good impression but it also shows that you are open to mingle with your colleagues.
    Being flexible is another thing to consider on your first day of work. Sometimes you can be assigned to things that you didn’t expect, however it could help you improve or even gain new skills in aspects you didn’t think you would be executing. With flexibility you can also use your knowledge in different areas and learn from the work that you do.
  1. Challenge Yourself
  2. Challenging yourself with every task that you are given allows you to broaden your knowledge and open up your potential. Be able to organise your time and priorities the tough jobs first before moving on to the easier ones. This way you’ll also be able to know your limits and also learn from the challenges as it forces you to improve. Sooner or later, the tasks that were once challenges will become easier for you as you develop through your role.

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January 15th, 2016

presentation tips

Delivering a presentation is not as easy as it looks, however it’s something that you’ll find yourself doing throughout your life, whether it be in the classroom, or out in a meeting. Being able to present with confidence takes a lot of practice, and even people with years of experience still slip while presenting. When it comes to presenting, especially with a platform such as PowerPoint to help, there are a number of unwritten rules on how to keep it short yet effective.

Presentation “Rules” You May Follow

 

  1. 10-20-30 Rule
  2. A rule coined by Guy Kawasaki, the 10-20-30 rule is the rule of PowerPoint. This rule states that a PowerPoint slide should be no more than 10 slides, lasts no longer than 20 minutes and have no text that is less than 30 point font
  1. 15 Word Summary
  2. The title says it all. If you are able to summarise your idea into 15 words then you are good to go for a presentation. Speaking is one way of communication, however too much speaking can also become an inconvenience when it comes to presenting
  1. 20-20 Rule
  2. This rule is another one you can use as reference for a slideshow presentation. The 20-20 rule suggests that you should have 20 slides that lasts for 20 seconds each which would make you concise with your information and keep the audience interested

 

In delivering a presentation and ways to stand out, there are two factors; external and internal. By external factors, that includes your visual presentation and your surroundings. The internal factors are within yourself to improve your way of presenting, whether it be through speech or body language.

When it comes to presenting, what you deliver and how you deliver it through yourself is most important while external factors are the extras. You also have to keep in mind that in human communication, 20% is verbal and the remaining 80% is non-verbal.

Things to Consider

While preparing your presentation, there are a few things that you can consider in order for your presentation to be successful.

  1. The Objective
  2. Know the purpose of your presentation and what you and your audience will get out of it by the end. What key ideas do you want to convey to your audience and what do you want your audience to experience from your presentation.
  1. The Subject
  2. Know what you’re going to talk about and understand the subject you will be presenting. Be able to explain it in a short summary, but also detailed enough for those that don’t understand. The subject of the presentation will lead to the objective.
  1. The Audience
  2. The audience is one of the most important factors of a presentation. Before preparing your presentation, first consider your audience and their demographics so you are able to tailor your presentation to suit them. Make sure you know how to approach your audience with the subject you will present with.

External Tips

 

  1. Visual Presentation
  2. With certain presentations, a visual representation is always a good idea as it allows the audience to have a visual of what they’re listening to. It also gives an easier way of understanding, especially for those who rely on visualisation over audio. There are various mediums that you can use to help with your visual presentation such as PowerPoint, flowcharts, diagrams and many more.
  1. Dress Appropriately
  2. A few ways to know what to wear for your presentation is to know your audience that you’ll be presenting to. You may also refer to the context of your presentation and consider key details. This may help you set limits to what you wear and decide what clothes would be deemed appropriate.
    One tip on how to dress is to try avoiding complicated patterns or bright colours. As a presenter, it is important to have your audience have their attention on your presentation and not your clothes. Also, don’t neglect comfort and wear something that you feel comfortable in.
  1. Adjust to Surroundings
  2. Adjusting to your surroundings would help you feel more at ease and comfortable with when you’ll be presenting. It is highly recommended that you come early for your presentation so you could acquaint yourself with the surroundings. Practice your presentation and know where to go to show the audience that you know your space well.

Internal Tips

 

  1. Body Language
  2. Body language and how you present yourself is an important factor as the audience can see you express yourself and your words through your gestures and posture. To have confident body language leads to confident speech and the more you feel comfortable with yourself, the audience will sense it too and enjoy watching you present.
  1. Project Your Voice
  2. If you were a part of an audience, having a speaker present their ideas with an inaudible is the worse since you won’t be able to understand what they were trying to convey. Make sure your voice is able to be heard by everyone in the room in order for your message to be heard.
  1. Take Breaks
  2. While presenting, make sure to slow down, pause and take breaks. Never rush when doing a presentation, especially when talking as it demonstrates your nerves. Make sure to slow down your speech and pause for emphasis to your sentences.
    Presenting can also be tiring so make sure to take short breaks from time to time. These breaks and pauses would help you collect your thoughts to avoid adding fillers like ‘um’ and ‘ah’ in your speech.
  1. Do Not Read
  2. Reading shows that you are not confident with your topic and a clear sign that you don’t understand the message that you are trying to convey to the audience. The main reason for you reading your presentation would be lack of practice. If you understood your presentation, then it would be easy for you to explain it to the audience and with practice, you could gain that extra confidence for you to present.
    Eye contact is also a crucial factor of presenting and reading your presentation would become a huge barrier for you in doing so. Make sure to have eye contact with everyone in the room for a few seconds each as this would engage your audience with you and your presentation.

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January 13th, 2016

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We’ve seen a number of changes take shape in the graduate industry over the last 8 years. One of the more interesting developments we’ve witnessed is the shift in timing for application periods.

Traditionally employers have opened their applications in late February to early March and closed in early April. Based on what we’ve seen over the years, we believe these changes are mainly due to the following two reasons:

1. New attraction methods have created greater flexibility

With traditional forms of attraction methods print media there was a very set time frame that graduate employers had to work with to promote their programs. You had to submit your content and application dates by an early deadline and then past this point your details couldn’t be changed.

With online resources it has enabled a greater flexibility to submit your content and dates on your own terms and edit it along the way based of the campaign performance.

2. Greater flexibility has created new options

With the flexibility of online resources, we have actually seen an increase in employers moving out of those peak recruitment months of February – April and choosing to open applications later in the year in June -August. This is driven by two key factors; some employers don’t want to fight the noise of the peak season and other employers find that two intakes allow them to top up on their initial intake.

From our own analysis we can see that 33% of all graduate employers now open their applications in the second half of the year and we expect this number to increase again this year. And from the feedback we gather from employers we find that there is no difference in quality of graduates hired from a second intake.

If you’re interested in see when employers across Australia open and close their application, you can check out our calendar here.

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January 13th, 2016

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When graduates want to start their career, there are a few factors that they seek for and would like to expect from their prospective employers and position. These factors not only benefit them with improving as a professional, but they also benefit the employer through motivated and satisfied graduates. These are a few factors to keep in mind when developing a graduate program:

1. Career Progression

The opportunity for progression and the future of a graduate’s career and role is an important topic that should be discussed during recruitment as it discusses their opportunity for growth. The prospects of their role and planning of their career path while working with you shows that there is more to the position than meets the eye and that it is possible to advance with their career. It is also a great way to develop and expand a graduate’s professional experience in the workplace and gain valuable skills through their progression.

2. Quality of Training and Development

Graduates are able to put their knowledge and skills that they have learnt into training as well as acquire transferable skills. Training and development is important to a prospective employee as it builds their professional character. During training, graduates would have a certain target or goal that they must achieve and which correlates with their development Training would also Career development helps graduates with acquiring personal skills including critical thinking and management. This also relates to the progression of a career and organisation.

3. Company Culture

The culture of a company revolves around a company’s morals and values. This is important for a graduate as they would want to work with someone that shares the same values as them. The culture of an organisation correlates to their behaviour, relating to the environment of the workplace and their staff. A company’s culture influences the whole workplace and could also impact the health and well-being of both employees as well as the company and its progress.

4. Quality of Work

The quality of work and evaluation would help improve and develop an employee professionally. As an employee’s performance is measured by their work quality, it is also an employer’s job to guide and help them. Quality of work also determines an employee’s strength and weakness; a graduate would be looking for work quality to see if they are able to accomplish the work as well as improve along the way.

5. Responsibility in Role

Knowing the responsibilities in a role also determines what skills are needed. The responsibility and duties of a role is similar to quality of work in which graduates would want to have an amount of responsibility in their role to show what they are capable of as well as challenge themselves in improving. Their responsibilities could also develop skills that they were lacking in.

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January 11th, 2016

Innovations

Technology is growing more drastically than ever before and with the Internet becoming a new medium of discussion, there are newer and faster ways to reach out and attract graduates.

1. Google

Google has approximately 3.5 billion search queries per day and is the most popular search engine in the world despite only being launched in 1997. Demographics show that Google users are more likely to be in the young demographic age compared to other search engines 2.

It has become the simplest and most efficient way for students and graduates to go job hunting online and it’s also not restricted to just one area, allowing them to have broader job prospects. As an employer, creating a webpage will be the best way for Google to identity, track and collect your information for others to find.

2. Online Job Boards

Online job boards are another efficient way for students to find jobs. Job boards are a compilation of job openings that are targeted at a specific audience that makes it easier for students to not only find what they are looking for but also for employers to more effectively connect with students. With the job boards being online, it is also a more efficient use of time.

3. Social Media

Social media has exploded in the past five years and is a great tool for employers to use when it comes to attracting graduates. By using social media, your message will be reaching out to the 89 per cent of the Internet population that have social media accounts3.

With social media becoming a main platform of communication, many organisations have integrated their work with social media to reach out to their audience. As social media is very current and up to date, it is important to keep it updated as well as interactive.

Through these online platforms, there are ways to measure your success by:

  • Number of clicks (on social media and webpage)
  • Number of followers and likes
  • Number of online applications

1 Internet Live Stats. 2015, http://www.internetlivestats.com/google-search-statistics/

2 Read, A. 2015, https://www.further.co.uk/blog/who-what-and-when-profiling-google-yahoo-and-bing-search-demographics/

3 Maido, J. 2014, http://www.ibtimes.com.au/google-generates-24m-searches-minute-australia-internet-users-reaches-18m-1338760

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Study Tips To Get You Started

Posted by Devina Tarin

January 6th, 2016

If you had a hard time with studying throughout the year for exams, here’s a chance to start anew with a few study tips that could get you focused and adjusted to your preferences. There are also three different learning styles which are visual, auditory and kinaesthetic (VAK), and these are the main learning styles that people can be categorised in. To study more effectively, it would be easier for you and best if you knew your learning style. Knowing your learning style will help you figure out what way is best for you when you want to study.

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Visual learners use their sense of sight to learn. Tips for visual learners would be to use colours in your notes such as different coloured pens or highlighters to highlight the key points. Drawing diagrams, flow charts or mind maps would also be helpful for visual learners as well as post-it notes to visualise the material you need to study for

Auditory learners learn best by using their sense of hearing. These kind of learners would find it easier when listening to what they need to study to absorb the materials. A few tips for auditory learners is to read your notes aloud, forming discussion groups to talk and listen with others about the materials as well as recording key points to listen to during your study time

Kinaesthetic learners learn through experiences by taking action and moving. As a kinaesthetic learner, a few methods to study is by rewriting notes to memories the material as well as role-play, building models and even making actions for keywords

These are the three learning styles that you can get acquainted with if you haven’t already. There are many online tests where you can quiz yourself on which learning style suits you the most and from there, you can adjust yourself to be able to study in a way that suits your preferences. Once you know what learning style suits you the best, these are some general tips on what to do to get you started.

  1. Make Time
  2. Give yourself time to study and don not leave it until last minute and although most students strive to cram information in last minute, it's not the best way to approach an exam. Setting out a timetable and organising your time daily on when to study will allow you to have a balanced time to lessen the stress
  1. Plan Your Time
  2. To make time means you to take action to plan the time you want to study to make the most of the time you’ve made. There are a few ways in planning how and what you want to study by setting alarms to set as a reminder, using a wall planner, making a to-do list, and also to set time limits as to not overwork yourself in studying and give yourself time for a break.
    Using wall planners would help you organise your study time with your own time, making sure to mark the important dates and block out any other event. A weekly to-do list would also help you organise what you can get done within the time you set yourself for as well as a to-do list during your study time to know what you should be doing within the time and aim to get it done
  1. Review and Revise
  2. To review what you’ve learnt can help you refresh your memory and understand what you’ve learnt. You can quiz yourself over key ideas of a subject with a help of a friend or family member which is a great way to help memorise what you’ve learnt. Another way is to revise is by making your own study materials such as flash cards of quiz questions which helps you study while you make them and also when you use them. You could also try explaining your answers to other people that don’t understand the subject.
    This way, it’ll show that you understand what you’ve learnt. Another way to review and revise is to take out any old exams that you have taken that has the needed materials. This way you can take a look back at your answers and improve them or even redo the test and answer the questions to refresh your memory and see if you still remember what you have learnt by comparing them to your answers before

There are other external ways during your study time that would help such as keeping yourself motivated, asking for help and also making sure you’re keeping yourself healthy.

  • Stay Motivated
  • Worst case scenario is that you’re no longer motivated to study, risking your grade. While studying, try to keep in mind for why you’re doing what you’re doing and make a goal for yourself such as a certain career you would like to get into after studying. Reminders and inspirational quotes could be of help, but you could also try talking to family or a friend that could keep you motivated and bring your spirits up
  • Ask for Help
  • Studying alone can be stressful, so make sure to ask for help. If you don’t understand something that may be essential to what you’re studying in, don’t be afraid to ask your lecturer or a classmate to help you understand
  • Stay Healthy
  • Sometimes when it comes to the deadline, you tend to focus too much on studying and forget to eat and sleep, which becomes a problem. Make sure to get enough rest and remember to eat. What people call ‘brain food’ is believed to stimulate the brain, nutritious food such as fish, nuts, yoghurt and blueberries have been proven to help with concentration and memory. Also remember to drink a lot of water to keep the brain working and stay away from junk food as, although they taste great, they cause slow reaction

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Why You Should Take an Internship

Posted by Devina Tarin

December 24th, 2015

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Internships have increasingly become the best way for a head start to your career once you graduate and is a way for you to apply what you’ve learnt over the past years to use in a professional working environment. You may already know that internships have become a requirement in many universities and courses to complete your degree, however there are also many other reasons into why doing an internship could help you with your career prospects:

  1. Gain Experience and Skills
  2. Employers are increasingly looking for graduates that have experience in their chosen field and through internships, you are able to get hands-on experience that is related to your interests and degree in a professional working environment. Having these experiences of working in a professional environment impresses employers that seek graduates that have experience and familiarity in a workplace and has greater potential to be hired.
  1. Increase Employability
  2. Internships allow you to gain work-related skills that employers value and look for when hiring, giving you the opportunity to have a wider range of choices of employment after you graduate. The majority of companies offer internship programs and use these internships to recruit graduates for a permanent
  1. Develop Transferable Skills
  2. As internships give you the opportunity to work and be exposed to the different areas and fields of an organisation, this allows you to apply, assess and integrate your skills and knowledge in a work setting
  1. Explore Interests
  2. You are able to explore your interests in various fields and find mentors than can expose you to different career possibilities. Exploring the different career fields can help you determine on what you’re interested in and which type of career suits you the most
  1. Develop Professional and Personal Identity
  2. Working and getting experience in a work environment helps develop and improve your personal skills that need improvement including your ability in problem solving, communication, leadership and critical thinking. Internships also allow you to find your interests, deepen your knowledge and strengthen your skills as well as develop your confidence, etiquette and habits in a work place. You can also find out what type of worker you are, what motivates you to work and what you need to improve during your time
  1. Networking
  2. Internships are the best way in making professional contacts. Building up your network with valuable contacts and references can be crucial to your future career prospects and making contacts through internships could be a valuable source of information when you’re seeking for jobs
  1. Develop a Professional Portfolio
  2. Document your achievements during your internship, listing your responsibilities, performance and skills that you’ve gained. A portfolio is a great way to show your potential employers what you’ve done that is compact and efficient

 

Internships help you develop and shape yourself as a potential employee as well as enhance your skills and professionalism before you start your career. If you’re thinking of taking an internship program or a placement, these are some tips on how to land one:

  1. Proofread and Check Your Resume
  2. Small errors such as grammar or spelling errors in your resume could be crucial to whether the employer would accept you or not. Another thing to look for in your resume is to make sure you didn’t outstretch the truth. It is important to be as honest as you can with your achievements and experience or the employer could find out you won’t be chosen
  1. Application Deadlines
  2. It is always a good idea to apply early for internships before the application deadline. If employers were to receive eligible applications early, they may already offer and fill in positions before the final application deadline, making you lose your opportunity to get the internship.
  1. Internship Interviews
  2. During an internship interview, it is essential for you to appear presentable and neat since first impressions are always a make or break. Employers would like to see how motivated you are for the job role. It is important that you’ve done research over the industry and the position that you are applying for as they frequently ask you about it. Also make sure to emphasise flexibility as interns usually don’t stick to one role during their internship. 

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