When we think of internships, we generally associate the word with a college student gaining work experience. As the saying goes, however… “that was then… this is now.”
An increasing number of employers now regard a degree and good grades as secondary to a candidate’s experience and their ability to do well in their new job from day one. The recent economy has made it more important than in years past for job seekers to gain up-to-date skills.
With this in mind, are internships still solely an opportunity for students?
Sometimes, life gets in the way of our dreams. We want to help change the world. We want to make our dent in the universe. And then we get sucked into our version of “reality”.
We forget we matter. We forget we can make a difference…
We don’t mean to beat an unemployed horse by saying the economy still isn’t back to where it needs to be… and there are still far too many of us out of work.
That said, companies are hiring. As the title of this week’s #InternPro Chat mentions, the mission is not impossible. It only feels that way sometimes…
You get hired for your first job. You’re so excited!
You start your career only to encounter older co-workers who see you only in terms of your age. They want you to “pay your dues” and “work your way up”.
Yes, you’re young in years… but you’re capable, intelligent and ready to take on the world! How do you get past the preconceived notions of the rookie?
As we continue to move toward a more digital job search – where paper doesn’t matter, and your online presence and awareness could mean the difference between getting an interview and not – there are just some resources we can’t live without.
Here are seven of them… each designed to help you rise above the competition and make the “digital you” more appealing to recruiters…