In this guest post, the brilliant Olivia Shalofsky shares her story after interning for a year at Direct Line Group. She talks about successfully securing coverage in the leading media publications, professional development, and obstacles she had to get through. Olivia also shares career advice she has received during her placement. Continue reading
In the past two weeks, I covered how to secure a work experience placement and how to thrive in this environment. Now it’s time for the final part of the Intern guide, in which I’ll suggest a few actions that you can take once you’ve completed your internship. Prepare your pens, thank-you cards and stamps!
Last week I wrote about how to find an internship. You’ve now secured your placement — well done! But it’s not enough. You really need to excel, get something out of it and learn from it. What are the most significant things you should do while doing your internship? How do you really thrive as an intern?
Nothing will make you stand out more in the job market than having some work experience under your belt. I can tell you that after talking with the most prominent industry professionals, and after undertaking a lot of interviews when HR teams were treating internships like a gold. Interning isn’t easy. The situation in the current job market is tough. Ironically, sometimes in order to secure a work experience, you need a previous… work experience. With the three-part intern guide series I’ll share my advice on how to secure an internship, then how you can thrive during the placement, and finally what to do afterwards.