So you guys have broken off for the holiday. Some of you will have attempts at an internship with the various firms, organisations, agencies or institutions affiliated to the different courses you are offering to practice or exercise that which you’ve been studying all semester long.
While at your internship placement, you are expected to offer your best and when opportunity for promotion knocks, be ready to seize it. These 5 tips will go a long way in helping you hit the promotion pinnacles at that placement without endangering the feelings and interests of the already existent employees for you are barely a degree holder.
This is everything because by the time that entity where you are interning from singles you out of the many applicants, they have seen a certain potential and are positive that you come bearing lots of energy and insight for the placement. Many employers and human resources crave certain abilities from those chosen. See to it that you show pride in the work, be a team player and avoid engaging in work place politics and gossip.
- Be time conscious
This is a very important and essential habit whether at or away from the internship workplace for time is a scarce resource. An intern who exhibits good time management skills is most likely to be next in line when the promotion chance is availed.
- Get noticed
This you don’t have to do by standing on the office table and calling for the attention of everyone, no, all you have to do is to be an outstanding individual, from the way you dress to the spirit and interest you attach to your placement. Trust me you will catch your boss’ eye.
Possession of exceptional communication skills is key for it eases and encourages a smooth workman environment. Try as much as you can to improve your communication as much as you can.
Yes ask, ask, and ask. Asking will help you a lot in the realization of both your target and your boss’ anticipation at the workplace. Information is essential, even if you don’t know how to use the coffee machine at the workplace, please observe the humility to ask, it will save you the embarrassment and the likes.
Now, follow this guide and my friend that promotion will pop in chap chap. However, you should keep in mind the fact that you are simply an intern. It will take exceptional talent for you to “secure” the promotion. All the best!