There was a time when interns were around to fetch coffee and answer phones. But these days internships have an entirely different scope. They’ve become an important part of getting a job. Here are some of the reasons more people than ever are interning: Read More
It’s the time of year when many students are wrapping up their internships and preparing to return to school. As my summer with Jobfully wraps up, I’ve been thinking about the best way to leave an internship. As you depart, you need to position yourself for your future, and you want leave your employer with a very positive impression of you. Read More
“I spent my first week working the hole punch,” said Nadya. “I’ve got you beat,” said Derek. “My first week I simply ‘observed.’ A hole punch would have been fun!” Nadya and Derek are two of the many college students and job seekers starting summer internships this month. And like many, they have already found their internships may not be all they were cracked up to be. Read More
Internships are an important way for job seekers to gain experience, build successes and get a foot in the door at a company or in an industry. In a earlier post we detailed how job seekers are using internships. Once you’ve decided an internship is right for you, how do you find one and plan to make the most of it? Read More
“Your major was what?! What in the world are you going to do with that major?” Have you heard this before? If college was a time to major in a subject that was really interesting but not much consideration for future careers, then this blog is for you. Having a degree that doesn’t connect to an obvious profession doesn’t have to limit what you can do in life. In fact, it can open many opportunities.
Internships are an increasingly important way for job seekers to gain experience, master new skills and position themselves in the job market. To optimize your internship, it’s important to have specific goals and a plan for meeting them. At the highest level, your goals are: gaining valuable experience and growing your network. But once you’ve determined where you’ll be spending your internship, you need to go deeper.
Internships are a great way to gain experience in a new career field. Once thought of as just for college students or recent alumni, job seekers of a variety of ages are now taking advantage of internship opportunities. Read More
In midst of an unprecedented challenge in jobs situation in our country and in honor of Labor Day, let’s all come together to start a discussion on new ways to fix our persistent unemployment problem and boost our stagnating economy. As a small business owner, whose business is to put people back to work, I’d like to propose a new kind of unemployment benefit that can put jobless workers back to work sooner and help businesses grow to create more jobs. Read More
A recent article in The Week Magazine highlights the increase in internships by job seekers including those who are fairly advanced in their careers. The article has ignited a firestorm amongst job seekers, some of whom find the whole concept of an internship, particularly an unpaid internship, completely bogus. Some view internships merely as a chance for employers to take advantage of unpaid labor in order to advance their business.
If you’re a job seeker, spending time and energy on the debate over the merits of interning may not be directly helpful for your job hunt. Read More