Your company or business should be just as eager to land interns, as individuals are to land internships. In a world where every job requires experience, but no one is willing to give that experience, internships are the stepping-stone for recent graduates, laid off workers, or people changing careers to get their feet wet in their chosen industry. If you think your company or business does not need interns, think again – you need them, and they need you in order to stay up-to-date and succeed.
What Can They Offer You?
When you think of interns, you think of individuals who make coffee and runs errands. While interns can be useful for these small tasks, they can also be there to complete neglected jobs that always seem to slip through the cracks.
Undergraduates or recent graduates typically hold internships, which means that you have young, fresh minds that are most likely on top of the latest and greatest trends and technology coming into your workplace. They bring a fresh perspective, and a new way to look at problems and tasks.
Whether you want to admit it or not, chances are you have operated out of habit in one way or another over the years. When this happens, you overlook possible positives or negatives and fail to keep up-to-date with current communication methods. Interns can fix this by bringing their new insight that can shed light on unseen possibilities or changes that could be beneficial.
Adding interns to your team(s) can also provide other benefits to your workplace. If you are looking to add on to your team, you can use internships as a way to see a person’s skills and work habits before going through a job hiring process. Being able to work with potential employees before hiring them is always a luxury. Take advantage of the opportunity, not only for your company or business but for your interns too.
Why Being an Intern is Important:
Everyone starting a new career should complete an internship at some point. Internships are a test run of possible career paths, and helpful in deciding what you truly want to do for the rest of your life. They give you a chance to see how the workplace operates and apply your skills before you jump in. The best part is, if you do not enjoy the industry or internship you have chosen, you are not strapped down to that industry or position. You can switch gears smoothly without going through the hassle of quitting of a job.
Even if you have no interest in completing an internship(s), chances are you are going to need some sort of experience in what you want to do before being hired. Internships give you the perfect opportunity to grab the experience you need, so that you can one day be a part of the workforce. It also gives you the opportunity to meet and network with successful people within your field, creating yet another advantage for you once you move on. When you have an internship listed on your resume and you know people, you are much more likely to score a job.
Most importantly, internships are a way to grow. You get to learn from your employer and take their advice with you as you set out to finish your education, pursue a career, or possibly start your own business. As an added bonus, you gain knowledge and advice from those you work with that you can carry throughout all aspects of your life.