10 benefits of work experience!
1. Get employed
Companies often employ there people who they have offered work experience or an internship too. Your placement can put you ahead of the competition and help you get a foot in the door!
2. Impress at interviews
Employers are always impressed by people who have taken the initiative to get some experience. You'll also be able to answer interview questions about working in a business environment and show that you are responsible.
3. Try a job or industry before you commit to it
Work experience is a great way to test if you'll actually like working in a particular company, job or industry. Your placement can help you understand what career choices you should be making. If it turns out you'd rather do something else, you'll still have gained experience you can take to a new job.
4. Life experience
You'll learn some great life lessons about working with different people as well as developing self awareness during your work experience.
5. Grow your network
Not only will you make some new friends you can also develop new contacts that can help you in future job searching or in your future career.
6. Prove you are motivated
Any employer want to employ people who have motivation, and by demonstrating that you have succesful gained some work experience you'll show how motivated you are! This will show you have an interest in growing your career and are focussed on achieving goals.
7. Gain industry insights
You'll learn about how business are set up and how they are structured. You might even find out what the perks are of working in a particular company or job and even get some insights into the future of the sector.
8. Improve your soft skills
You'll often learn how to work as part of a team, as well as improve skill such as communication, time keeping and problem solving.
9. Improve your technical skills
Your technical skills will be improved as a result of your work experience placement. Depending on where you work, you will develop specific skills by working with experienced colleagues who will teach you the tricks of the trade. You can utilise these in your future career.
10. For personal achievement
You'll develop your confidence, improve your self-esteem and generally get a sense of personal satisfaction fromy your placement. All good things!