Internships and other work experiences
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Internships and other work experiences

Week 5: Obtaining a work experience opportunity – promoting myself in person

Introduction

In Week 4, you looked at where to find vacancies and how to promote yourself effectively in writing. This week, you’ll focus on the next part of securing an internship or work experience opportunity – presenting yourself in person.

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Week 5: Obtaining a work experience opportunity – promoting myself in person

This week, you’ll focus on face to face interactions with employers. You’ll look at creating a good first impression, through a strong handshake and positive body language, and move on to consider your interview technique. You’ll explore the different interview questions you might encounter, and discover some top tips about video interviewing. You’ll finish the week on networking, learning how to promote yourself using an elevator pitch.

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By the end of this week, you will be able to:

  • create a good first impression when you meet potential employers
  • present yourself more effectively at interview
  • understand the benefits of networking and feel more confident doing it.

You’ll begin the week by looking at first impressions.

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