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.
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:
Be Aware Of What’s Going On
Firstly, it is essential to always stay aware of what is happening in the company. You can’t expect to get the job if you’re always the last to know everything. Try to find out important information without giving your true goals away. Do it smoothly, amidst conversations with colleagues, and by offering your presence in reunions and conferences. By being discreet, the worst you can do is passing for a really interested intern.
Create News Alerts
Another great tip is this case is to create news alerts. Follow your bosses and the industry’s leading professionals in the many social networks available.
Register Your Achievements
It is important to keep control over everything you do at work. Keep any information that will be very useful if your superior suddenly calls you and asks why you think you deserve a job at the company. If you don’t want to give him or her a blank smile and a confused stare, the best to do is keeping that information like a cowboy keeps his gun: ready to fire!
Don’t Act Like Mr. Or Mrs. Perfect
However, this doesn’t mean you have to always be bragging about your achievements and how perfect you are (please, don’t…). Nobody is and nobody likes to work or live with a Mr. Perfect, so don’t let your conquests get to your head. A good worker is not only the one that does things right, is the one that delivers on time.
So, if you managed to finish that big project and you end up without anything to do in the middle of the day, don’t waste your time on Facebook or Instagram. Find your superior and ask for more work, try to be helpful and show you really want to be a part of everything. And when all the work is done, try to bond with your colleagues. Socializing and making friends will take you a long way.
These are important things to consider if you’d like to turn your internship into a full-time job, for sure. Will you remember all of them tomorrow? Probably not, unless we show them to you in a more interesting way like this following infographic does. Take a look and learn a lot!
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