This study guide is an invaluable resource for any student doing a work placement as part of their degree. The text provides practical and thorough advice to help students select, prepare, and navigate through their first experience of organizational life.
Chapter 3: Applying for Roles
Applying for Roles
Organising to Succeed
Preparing for your placement, and finding the right one for you, will take at least as much time as finding your first university place. So you must organise yourself adequately to deal with your placement/internship search methodically – remember, your placement is likely to be a highly formative experience for your future career.
Think of yourself as an employment brand: what is it about your personal qualities that would encourage an organisation to invest further time in you? To prepare for this, you will need to be very clear about how your skills and competences fit with your prospective organisations' requirements, and how you will present this information both in your interviews ...