We've addressed the benefits of internships before in the Time Staffing Blog, specifically with the post titled, "4 Benefits of Internships for Job Seekers."
The four benefits that we shared in that blog post were as follows:
#1 - It allows you to "get your foot in the door."
#2 - It provides an opportunity to expand your network.
#3 - It can help to boost your confidence
#4 - It can lead to... a full-time job!
However, there is another benefit, one that we did not share at the time but one that we will share now. That's because we've been blogging lately about your online identity and how it can affect your personal brand.
Well, while internships can offer valuable experience to you, it's not always about the experience you get... it's also about the experience you give.
What does that mean?
It means that an internship presents you with the opportunity to build your employment brand. Every time you come into contact with a co-worker, no matter if you're an intern or an employee, you're continually building and molding your brand.
In other words, you're helping to shape how other people think of you, what their attitudes are about you as a person and (potential) employee, and how you fit into the overall company culture. All of these things are important, not only in regards to your chances for landing a job at that particular company, but also for your career overall.
Employment branding - as well as personal branding – isn't a "sometime thing." It’s an "all the time thing," and that especially applies to anyone who strives to move from an internship to full-time employment.
If you are currently seeking a new job, Time Staffing's team of qualified staffing specialists offers assistance to job seekers in the light industrial and clerical fields. We prep candidates thoroughly by answering their questions and addressing their concerns.
Earlier this year, Time Staffing won ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing Client and Talent Awards for providing superior service to their clients and candidates. ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing Award is the only award in the U.S. and Canada that recognizes staffing agencies that have proven superior service quality based entirely on ratings provided by their clients and job candidates. Time Staffing received satisfaction scores of 9 or 10 out of 10 from 75.4% of their placed talent, significantly higher than the industry's average of 45%.
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