An Internship for all.
Although many a worthy candidate are still feeling the vibe of constraint and the escalating pressures to amount to success in a world turned on its head. Various government schemes such as Backing Young Britain and Graduate talent pool are ensuring that more businesses, public and voluntary sectors work together to pull their resources to prevent more young people becoming part of a lost generation of wasted talent.
In the immortal words of Benjamin Franklin it is always important to “remember that time is money” and that like now there is no time like the present to embrace new opportunities on the horizon.
Whether approaching the concept of internships with the eager fresh perspective of a young and hopeful student, or as a graduate aiming to excel or as postgraduate stuck in a rut. Internships and work placements are dawning on many of the current youth generation as not only a benefit to developing success but also an essential ingredient to establishing a career.
To prevent everyone lining up at their nearest job centre to collect their next dole cheque, the current focus has been by both Government and many organisations alike to promote as many placement opportunities and internships to ease the growing concerns of employment.
Now for many a prospective intern the main concern boils down to either the type of work, the location, benefits and skills, and more importantly the availability of the placement.
Key to the overall success of an internship like anything in life is based on perspective and understanding. Relating time, effort and focus to archiving what it
is that you want to gain and develop.
To ask yourself:
– What is unique about me?
– What can I provide to the placement?
– What do I want to learn to learn?
– What outstanding qualities do you possess?
– Overall where do I want to be in future?
– How far am I from reaching that goal?
– Most important of all what am I prepared to do to reach those goals?
Once you are able to answer all the above with a level head and focus you are ready to join the masses and embrace the developing world of Internships. Rather than be anti-internship, more and more are taking up internships in order to help them kick start their careers.
Overall though what matters most is perseverance, patience and good timing. The ability to think ahead and anticipate not only what the future holds for you but for what you can do to ensure that you find a bright shining light at the end of the tunnel.