Category Archives: internship

The Modern Catch-22: “Intern Wanted: Experience Required”

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You are ready to begin your internship search. And then… you see on several of internship postings that applicants must have previous experience. Previous internship experience. And you have none. And you ask yourself:

“When did it become necessary to have experience… to get an internship???”   

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Career Blunders: 4 Ways to Be a Terrible Intern

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Your internship has the possibility to give you meaningful experiences and important career lessons and connections that change your life entirely. Sounds like too much work to us!

Just go through the motions and follow our guide to gaining absolutely nothing from your internship and, in no time at all, your boss will be saying, “We have an intern?”   

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The Top Job Search and Resume Trends for Summer 2014

Job Search and Resume Trends Summer 2014

I’ve been reading a lot lately about the top recruiting trends projected for this summer, and I realized this is a great opportunity to show you what’s going on in the recruiting industry.

With this knowledge, you can reverse-engineer strategies aimed at meeting recruiters where they are… and giving your job search a boost.

So, here are eight of the big trends recruiters will be following this summer, and how you can model your job search accordingly…   

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Companies with the Best Intern Salaries (Some Earn $7K+ per Month!)

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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the median household income in the United States is $53,046. So it may surprise you to learn that several interns earn much more – $75,000+ assuming they were to work a full year. YouTern partner Glassdoor recently revealed its report of the “25 Highest Paying Companies for Interns.” The report sheds light on how much money some companies pay interns. Perhaps more important, the data underscores the current competitive climate among employers for the best, new talent. San Francisco Bay Area-based employers dominate the list, representing 18 of the top 25 companies. In fact,   

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Learn from Both Sides of Your Internship… Hard and Soft Skills

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Each internship presents two sides to your potential learning… the tangibles and the intangibles. These are commonly referred to as “hard skills” and “soft skills”. To increase your chance to get hired, you’ll need to learn from both of these sides of your internship.

Many interns make the mistake of only focusing on the hard skills. They don’t realize that both skill types are equally important to career development.   

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Find the Best Fit: Follow The Five C’s of Internship Search

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Congratulations… you’ve learned that securing an internship is vitally important to your career development, and are ready to take action.

However, how to obtain an internship that’s a good fit for you may be a bit unclear.

Incorporate the “Five C’s” of an Internship Search – and bring into focus what’s most important to your career.   

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