Summer is fast approaching. It’s always exciting to start a summer internship. This is also an opportunity for graduates to start an internship in a company, to expand their resume and gain experience to build on a full-time job. If this is your case, here are 10 tips to stand out during your internship.
1. Prepare Your First Day
You have probably inquired about the company before applying for a course. Before your first day, refresh your memory. Still doing some research on the company, your boss, the customary language on clients. Schedule possibly a Google Alert that will keep you abreast of the latest news. You will be directly in the bath and will look more professional.
2. Choose well your Outfit
In other words, “dress for success”. As the saying goes, “dress for the job you Run for you and not for the one you occupy.” Ask the recruiter what the dress code on the box and match on your outfit. Studies have shown that the way people dressed did not affect only the way they were perceived by others as well as their vision of themselves. You will have more confidence in yourself by taking a professional outfit and class.
3. Consider your Internship as a Real Job
If you want to be taken seriously, you need to do your job seriously. Remember that your work affects that of your colleagues and the results of the company, no matter your position or salary.
4. Provide a Backup Held
Always have an obligation to help: be prepared to put on a tie or high heels, in case you are invited at the last minute at a slightly dressier event. It would be a shame to spot and miss an opportunity to do networking.
5. Make Friends (wisely)
As you consider this course, as a real job, you should also take time to sympathize with your new colleagues and superiors. However, take care not to reveal too much personal information. Your colleagues are not your friends, you need to show you nice while remaining professional.
6. Ask Questions
Feel free to ask questions and get out of your comfort zone. You will show and you want to learn and you show a genuine interest in the job and the company.
7. Be Flexible
Every business, every team, every colleague has his own way of thinking, communicating, and working. Adapt to all styles and show you flexible and malleable.
8. Take Initiatives, but Agree to be Guided
Do you wear voluntary. Your employers will be impressed by your motivation. But do not agree with everything and anything. Better to perform some tasks that take too much work with you and not be able to complete it.
Also remember that it is good to be enthusiastic and enterprising but you remain a student and you are there to learn from others. Work closely with your colleagues and your superiors and be sure to comply with business priorities.
9. Keep Track of your Achievements
Think about your future applications and immediately begin to keep track of your accomplishments within the company.
10. Have Feedback
In theory, it can’t give you a feedback at the end of your internship. Do not wait this time. Be proactive and regularly ask your bosses what they think of the work you do. Show that you are prepared to adapt and improve. You will also learn from your mistakes and weaknesses.