You can become an intern at any age.
Following the award winning Gold Programme, it was clear that PR was a perfect job for one of my clients, but how was she going to get the experience she needs to be a credible candidate.
Firstly she looked for opportunities with a voluntary organisation she was a member of. Voluntary organisations always want people who put their hand up and take on a task so she was able to become their PR person and look for ways to learn skills and put these into practice.

Secondly, she networked and talked to people about what she wanted to do – she was clear in the way she described this to others and she was delighted to get a 3 day a week internship for 6 months. Yes, she won’t get aid, but they will cover her expenses and lunches and she will also get training and opportunities which will all look great on her CV.

 

Finally she has identified a course and will be starting soon.

So this is one way to achieve a dream – would you be willing to put in the effort to do this?

There are websites to help you find internships although these are mainly aimed at young people, aged under 25 – such as Wexo and Graduate Talent Pool.  You can also get relevant work experience via voluntary work such as at Do-It.

Can I be of any help – contact me or visit my website to sign up for the 10 steps to a job you love eProgramme.

 

 

Published On: March 12th, 2010 / Categories: Job Search / Tags: , , /

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