Posts Tagged “ireland”

After all the time you’ve put into it, after all those emails you’ve sent out, you’ve finally been asked to come in for an interview – congratulations!

All you need to do now is make sure you show yourself in the best light possible (that should be easy, seeing as you’re already pretty darn fantastic). I’m going to share with you the four things that help me prepare for interviews, so read on, fellow job/internships seekers!

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You got the internship you’ve applied for, and were delighted to start. It might have been a bit tough at the beginning but you got into the flow or things and are happy with it.

Or maybe that’s not how it went for you. You tried your hand at it, decided to stick with it for a while longer before realising that it’s definitely not for you. There’s no shame in quitting your internship if it turns out it’s not what you were hoping for. It’s better to pull back and regroup instead of wasting your – and the company’s! – time on something that won’t help.

You sat and thought about it long and hard and decided to quit. Be sure to remember those following few things to make life easier for you and the company.

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Being a student, working is always a tricky subject- managing the balance between funds and college work always proves to be a difficult one. Part time work is usually the least fun – working in a an environment your not interested in to get a bit of money versus working in your dream job with a lot of work and no money. Its always a hard decision to make, hopefully these Pro’s and Con’s will help you make that all important decision.

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When you’re thinking about taking an internship, you probably thing of big names – Google, Facebook, Louis Vuitton, Vogue, Microsoft, IBM, Anheuser-Busch, The Times. Being able to intern for a big name company is great, don’t get me wrong. It looks amazing on your CV but it doesn’t always teach you as much as you’d like it to.

Smaller companies might not be as prestigious, but interning for them can definitely be rewarding. Not to mention that there’s a higher possibility of a full-time job after your internship ends, if you’ve impressed your bosses! Read on to find out five reasons why you might want to take up an internship with a small company.

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JobBridge is one of the most controversial schemes introduced in Ireland. The idea behind those internships is a good one – people get to rake up experience, while companies can get their work done on government dime – but the execution leaves a lot to be desired in many cases. There are people who were lucky enough to find a great working environment and were taken on after their internship ended. Then, there are those who can tell horror stories about the expectations of their employers and just how absolutely shocking they were, considering the pay. Whatever the numbers of people getting jobs after a JobBridge internship are, whatever the drop-out rate, that’s a topic for another post.

This week, I’m going to show you the 10 most ridiculous internships ever advertised on JobBridge. Click on through to read more!

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Interns have the same rights as paid, contractual employees. It’s as simple as that. If you’re planning to hire an intern, here are the main regulations you have to follow.

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