Thursday, 14 June 2012

Why an Internship Might be Good for You



We all know what a tedious task a 'job hunt' can be—a never-ending challenge that simply drains us out of all our energy. Those who lack experience tend to feel the strain of job hunting even more.  However, to get the required experience, you must first find a job. And employers are not very willing (perhaps reasonably so) to take on someone without any experience.

A way how to circumvent such a dilemma is simple: do an intern!

Internships can serve as an excellent source of experience to university and college students, recent graduates, and those of you who are considering changing careers. Employers are often very willing to hire interns with little or no experience, especially if the intern is willing to accept little or no monetary compensation. This being said, however, an internship can offer you ample benefits that go way beyond your pay cheque.

Malta sadly lacks a system which encourages students to take on internship after or during their studies. This is why Muovo proudly unveils its new BridgeDgap internship programme that strives to engage students to take on different jobs and roles through which they will gain some valuable experience and increase their confidence. 


Indeed, apart from giving you  an edge in the competitive market, an intern helps you to make new connections and grow your professional network, while showing you the direction to where you should be heading. 

To sum up, some benefits of doing an internship are:

1. Gaining Experience 
Any kind of experience on your resume is helpful; career-relevant internship experience of course will make a better impression on employers as it shows that you have been thinking about the career you want to pursue.


2. Giving you an edge in the market or ‘insiders knowledge’, while developing new skills
An intern can show you how to interact with professional people. The same goes for the teamwork, communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills that employers lust for.


3. Growing your network, by making new connections
Every person you meet during your internship is important. He or she is a potential contact for your network, whom you can call upon for advice and or otherwise for referrals when you are job-hunting closer to your graduation.


4. Showing your career path / going in the right direction
An intern is an excellent way in showing you whether you are heading in the right direction, or whether the job you have always thought of doing, is not the right job at all!

5.
Gaining confidence through experience. 
If you are afraid of facing the work world when you graduate, an internship will prove that you can do it.

Being a recruitment agency, Muovo understands the recruitment needs of the Maltese market and has come up with the ‘BridgeDGap scheme’. We aim to give flexible paid internship opportunities in different industries to students undergoing tertiary education.

This is why Muovo is well-equipped in helping you find the right company suited to your needs to make your experience fruitful and memorable. This will in turn open new doors for you.

An intern can be your hidden gateway to success.


Nikita Pisani at Muovo






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