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Brilliant intern

Author: Andrew Scherer; Ben Rosen
Publisher: Harlow : Pearson Education, 2011.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Scherer; Ben Rosen
ISBN: 9780273756651 0273756656
OCLC Number: 751821037
Description: 1 volume ; 22 cm
Contents: Table of Contents About the Author Acknowledgements Introduction PART 1 Finding an Internship 1. Selecting a sector 2. Advertised internships 3. Internship agencies and recruitment services 4. Speculative applications and hidden internships 5. How to avoid bad internships 6. CVs and cover letters 7. Interviews PART 2 During your Internship 8. Preparations and expectations 9. Your first day 10. Your mentor 11. Your boss 12. Your colleagues 13. Social media and the workplace 14. Day-to-day office life 15. Networking PART 3 After your Internship 16. Securing that job 17. Your Reference 18. Your new CV 19. Staying in touch Conclusion PART 1 will look at all the processes involved in securing a beneficial internship, offering advice and insights into what areas are available (particularly emerging industries) and what kind of person might suit a sector. It will then offer guidance to the reader on the best places to find these opportunities - both publicised and hidden, and how to make the most of your application, from initial contact to interview stage. Crucially, PART 1 will also give expert advice on warning signs to look out for when applying for internships, ensuring candidates are not exploited or find themselves in a position they did not want. PART 2 will walk the reader through all the aspects of conducting a successful internship, dealing with issues that a potential intern, particularly one who may not have experienced an office environment before, may not be aware of. It will range from ensuring you have everything ready to ensure your first day runs smoothly; keeping expectations realistic; managing relationships with superiors, colleagues and clients; and new potential stumbling blocks at work, such as the advent of social media and the implications thereof. PART 3 will help the reader maximise their internship experience after it has finished. It will deal with securing a positive reference, how to update your CV/cover letter accordingly to include the extra experience, and give advice on cultivating the contacts made during a placement.
Responsibility: Andrew Scherer, Ben Rosen.

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