Tips to get an internship
1. Do your homework and find out where you would like to intern. 2. Find out who heads up the HR, youth division or internship programme at that particular company. Get their names and email addresses. 3. Send a motivational letter as to why you want an internship – especially at that particular company. 4. Prepare a CV – make sure that you mention all the subjects that you are either currently studying or have studied, and keep it simple. 5. Make sure you check your spelling – there’s nothing worse than receiving documents full of basic spelling errors. 6. Be persistent! ground experience. Always acknowledge their good work and talent.
If you want to be an intern, do your homework before your interview: research the company. Dress for the position you want, not the one you have.
If you want the employer to take you seriously, you need to take the job seriously. You are learning in an active, real-world environment, so your contributions – and your mistakes – affect other people.
A word used when the actual name of the object/situation in question will not come to mind.
The biggest problem with this filler word is that you’re probably unaware of how much you use it.
This is the most popular among overused, meaningless clichés.
It’s tempting to use the word as a prelude to your achievements, but don’t. For example, saying: “Basically, I organised the whole event,” when in reality what this means is you assembled the pull-up banners.
In today’s hectic work environment, you need to be a team player.
People use this word as a filler to sound positive. Don’t.
What does this mean? See whatchamacallit. Same thing.
Sounds like you got it off the internet. Not a differentiating feature.
We all need to be motivated on a daily basis to just get out of bed. Don’t use it; you might as well say “I’m breathing”.
You had better want to learn. Why
else are you here? Botha is business unit director at Grey, an advertising agency in Johannesburg. References: Lifehack’s Steven McConnell, Urban Dictionary
and Business Insider’s Jacquelyn Smith