If you have taken on an internship and absolutely love it, it is very likely you want to turn that experience into a full-time job. You're probably asking,“But how can I do it?” Well, the answer might be long, but is actually quite simple. Related: 6 Reasons Internships Are A Must In College Sometimes, giving your best is not enough. You have to take a few pages from the professionalism and entrepreneurship books, and use them as if they were your own knowledge. With time, it will actually be yours. Here are a few tips on how to turn your internship into a full-time gig:
Many of us often take for granted the comfort and safety of office work, but you might change your minds about the luxury of an office chair when you see Crofton Injury Claim’s list of the most unusual and dangerous careers in the world. Related: 5 Exciting Career Moves That Will Change Your Life The chosen five have beaten fire fighters, stunt men, high rise window cleaners, and mill workers to claim their position as the World’s most dangerous careers. The winners are varied; some prove the unpredictability of working with animals while others illustrate the dangers of battling nature every day. Fishermen often work long hours, seven days a week. They not only battle the rough Atlantic sea and low light levels, but also fatigue and often injury and have one of the highest mortality rates of any profession. Crocodile wrestlers are much respected among Thai society, bringing an appeal to working up close with one of the world’s most dangerous animals. However, relying on a wild creature takes personal safety out of your control, leaving it to the mood of the animal on the day. Some of the industries we came across are nearly extinct due to danger levels. Becoming a matador is now a rare career opportunity, with animal rights groups working to close down the traditional bull fights across Spain, while open sea pearl diving has also nearly been eradicated thanks to the introduction of Japanese pearl farms. But while there are still those determined to hold on to their country’s traditions it will be a while before these careers vanish completely. These may be unusual careers, but for most people ensuring your safety in the workplace should be a major part of any career decision. However, unfortunate incidents can occur in the workplace regardless of how far away you may be from crocodiles or the Atlantic. No matter your job, it is of paramount importance that your employer has the proper procedures in place to ensure that you are safe in your working environment. So while your job may sometimes seem a little dull and you might even wish there were more opportunities for nerve-wracking excitement, have a look at our list below to discover whether these dangerous and sometimes life threatening careers, are the right way to brighten up your Monday mornings. This is a guest post.
Congratulations! It’s a tough environment in the employment world these days, but you’ve managed to get yourself on the job ladder. Elation, joy, and excitement are some of the common emotions you’ll probably experience upon acceptance of your new job, but as your first day slowly gets closer and closer, you’ll start feeling the nerves. Related: 9 Ways To Make The Wrong Impression On Your First Day Preparation is key for your first day and it can set you up for a long and fruitful relationship with your employer. You will only have one chance to make a positive first impression and your first day is the day to do it. Not only will you be wanting to impress your new boss, but also your co-workers, the ones who you will be working much closer with. Don’t be afraid though, mistakes and a lack of understanding on your ‘honeymoon’ period of your new job is expected by your boss and co-workers. But playing your “Sorry, I’m new here” card can only get you so far for so long. Your co-workers will start to question your ability for the job, which is never a good thing. Your first task for your new job is to survive your first day. Many jump in the deep end and end jump finding they’ve been a bit overzealous. Taking the day slowly and thinking twice before you act is the best place to start. You’ll be required to take in a lot of information on the first day, and not just about the job requirements itself. From co-workers names, how people take their coffee and to remembering the safety procedures, you will be required to take all this in on the first day. Obviously, some of the information will be more important than others, but it will be best to take notes on everything you’re told during the day, which will help you reflect on it later. To be sure you are fully prepared for your first day, have a run through the infographic below by ChairOffice.co.uk which gives you a breakdown of the day and what to expect.
A lot has changed since the days when posting an ad in the classified section or throwing a “Help Wanted” sign in the window were the preferred methods of hiring new employees. For many positions, job board websites such as Monster, Indeed, and even Craigslist have become the go-to spots for job seekers. But what about when it comes to higher-level positions—what happens when a company needs a new CFO or CMO? How do companies handle executive recruiting? Related: 3 Executive Resume Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make According to PierceGray, the answer is simple: Executive search firms. Companies are now outsourcing the task of executive recruitment and hiring to third-party executive search agencies. These agencies’ hiring processes are similar to those of any company and are divided into three general stages:
These days, there are more than 118 resumes posted for every official job opening. Dozens of those are never seen because they didn’t get through the ATS. Dozens more are immediately rejected because of poor formatting or a lack of the right experience. Hiring Managers and HR Departments spend less and less time on each individual resume, so it’s important that yours makes the right impression. Related: 3 Steps To Create Your Own Career Development Plan Kelly Services spoke to recruiters all over the world to find out what makes the best candidates stick out, from resume submission all the way through the job application process. In addition to the infographic’s suggestions, there are many other paths to the top of the career mountain. Not every one of them is right for every person, company or industry, so try a few. We’ve left a few tools (aka links to helpful posts) along each path, so gear up and start your climb!