Category Archives: Internships

The Preferred Way to Get an Internship: Get Referred

Get Referred

According to a survey by Jobvite, just 1 in 100 “cold call” applications lead to a job offer. However, that same survey showed that 1 in 7 who are referred get hired.

Obviously, applying “cold” to an internship or first job can be a risky job search strategy!   

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5 Internship Lessons from The Rich and Famous

Famous Interns

MindFloss recently published a new video about 25 famous people who started their careers as interns at the bottom of the totem pole. From news anchors like Anderson Cooper to fashion designers such as Betsey Johnson, successful people from almost every industry got their start as an intern.

If you’re looking for a little inspiration during your internship, here are five important lessons to take away from history’s most famous interns…   

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8 Important Ways an Internship Benefits Your Career

Benefits of Internships

Internships are great on-the-job training opportunities for current students, new college grads and young professionals who haven’t yet found the fulfilling work they desire.

And yet nearly 50% of those who need experience desperately in order to compete in today’s workforce choose not to secure high-quality internships…   

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30 Reasons Your Job Search is Taking Way Too Long

Wasting Time on Your Job Search

As many have discovered, effective job search methods have changed substantially in the last few years – and it can be hard to leave behind the job search techniques that used to work, but don’t in our current economy.

You can, however, control what you do – and how you are spending your valuable time. And that means eliminating the time-wasters, like these…   

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How Do You Know If That Internship Will Turn Into a Job?

HeatherHuhman

According to a study by NACE, internship to job conversion has risen to 51.2 percent. So, your internship is more likely to turn into a full-time job now, right? Well, maybe.

This interactive infographic depicts data from a new LinkedIn study about the correlation between students who do internships and how often those internships turn into full-time jobs…   

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5 Ways to Turn Your Internship or Temp Job Into a Long-Term Gig

Internship to job

This summer you gained valuable work experience that will pad your resume for life after graduation. But for now, your summer internship is almost over… or maybe that temp contract is about to expire.

This is no time to develop short-timers disease, however; after all, internship and temp jobs can jumpstart your career after graduation…   

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