Many students ask us about possible job offers after the internship, but mostly we cannot guarantee a full-time position. However, there are some specific strategies that you can use to increase your chances of getting hired.
It is the truth that many employers offer internship programs as fundament for the hiring process because it saves money in the recruitment. Of course not all partner companies have the capacity to offer full-time positions but here are a few tips for your success.
Work on your Academic Performance
This might not be the first thing you think of during your internship, but many employers consider academic credentials. Therefore, you should not forget to keep a good academic record.
Be proactive and assertive
Playing it safe never lead to the dream job. We recommend you to take on more responsibility. You could for instance volunteer for projects. Do not wait until somebody tells you what to do. Making proposals yourself indicates great interest and confidence. Keep in mind to speak with your supervisor to find out what is expected from you. It will help you to set personal goals that keep you motivated. We also recommend to seek for feedback in order to acknowledge how to improve.
It is crucial to build good relationships with colleagues and your boss during the internship. Strong ties within the company will be extremely vital to your job seeking success. In a previous blog article, we already mentioned that 85% of jobs are filled through networking.
Therefore, we also recommend you to attend company events and activities.
Make a good Impression
Do not forget to adhere the company’s dress code or working hours. Act professionally & treat everyone with respect. We are well aware that the work life highly differs from the student life. One has to focus on the benefits of the internship and how one’s performance influences the company in some way.
Express your Appreciation & Keep in touch
After completing your internship, express your appreciation. Try to stay in touch with your supervisor and co-workers and take time to inquire about potential job openings in the future. They can also serve as references and can recommend you for the job.
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We hope that these tips gave you an insight on how to increase your chances if a full-time job.
As always, we wish you all the best!