Hands up if you remember the last time you enjoyed a job search? Searching for a job is a long and tiring process that tests your self esteem (rejection letters, we’re looking at you. And that’s assuming you even hear back from the employer). And if you’re an employer looking to hire someone new, wading through CVs and fielding endless calls and emails is exhausting.
How do you choose a career path when you have a number of interests and a number of options?
As a Millennial, you are born into a culture grounded in the belief that the future holds endless opportunities. The larger access and quality of education combined with the opportunities of the digital age have created larger windows of choice, but as you grow up you begin to realise that the older you become, the more these windows become smaller.
To many the concept of an internship seems like a complete waste of time. Why do an internship when you can work in a bar or retail job earning $27 an hour?
Well the answer is this – you need to view the experience as an investment. An investment towards your future career.
It’s the way to get from a) to b): From that bar job to your actual career.
Still not convinced? Here’s 4 reasons why doing an internship will benefit you.