On the search looking where to find internships? This helpful guide gives you tips on how and where to find internships. Good luck with your career journey, now it’s time to put in the work.
Quick Tips to Help you Find Internships
Finding internships and standing out from other candidates can be tough. But there are a few things you can do to make sure you are successful.
Start as soon as possible. Leaving things to the last minute will only leave you disappointed. Update your CV and get all your documents ready to apply. A rushed application puts you at risk to make errors.
Network Your Way to Success
Befriend everyone, not only the people you think are ‘important’. Keep your eyes and ears open to learn about job and internship opportunities when networking. You never know who in your circle of influence could help you land an internship.
Yes, internships are there to help you build skills and gain experience. Any kind of experience, voluntarily or part-time employment, could strengthen your chances. A blank CV will only make you stand out for the wrong reasons.
Get a Qualification to Back it Up
By now you must have an idea of what type of internship you would like to apply for. Take a look at all the requirements you need to get the job. Do you match up for the role? And are you qualified? Enrolling for an accredited course could increase your chances.
Where to Find Internships
If you know where to look for them, you will see that there are plenty of internships available. You just have to look at the right place.
You have quite few options when it comes to job portals. And over the years, they have become easier to use. All you have to do is narrow your search down to the keywords you are looking for, add your province and the city you would like to work in.
Some newspapers are free, some are cheap, but most importantly – they are accessible. Many government internships are advertised in newspapers, while parliament exclusively post their internships here. At the end of April, beginning of May is when parliamentary internships are published.
Have an idea of which company you would like to work for? Great! Have a look at their career page to see if there are any internships available. Bear in mind that companies may list internships as ‘graduate programmes’.
Life before covid meant that we could attend networking events and career fairs. But there are a few geniuses who came up with virtual career expos to help unemployed students. You can search the keyword ‘career fair’ to find them online.
Lastly, recruiting agencies are also a great place to look for internships. There are recruiting agencies that are solely dedicated to helping place internships. Some recruiting agencies are also catered towards specific industries.
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