Internship is a good way to gain practical experience and prove your worth to an employer. This will also help you in getting a full time employment. Organizations prefer to hire interns who have good work ethics and who can work both independently and in a team. Job seekers who perform well during their internship will have a chance of getting into full time employment within the company. Only few of the interns fail in getting full time employment. Here are some tips for interns to turn their summer internship into full time employment:
► Be reliable: Always be focused and maintain discipline at work. Never neglect your work and complete all the given tasks on time successfully. If possible try to take additional tasks related to your work. This will help you in getting a consideration for full time employment.
► Ask for a regular feedback: Whatever work you do, ask for a feedback from your seniors or colleagues. Think that you are a full time employee and develop a good work place relationship with your colleagues and your boss. Developing a good workplace relationship and taking feedback on whatever work you do will help you gaining importance among your co-workers.
► Go beyond your job: Make others feel that you always think ahead by anticipating others questions and needs. Do more than what is expected from you and stand apart from other interns. Volunteer for additional projects whenever you can, for a chance to impress the team by staying late or coming in early. This will show your dedication and helps your boss or your colleagues to view you as an integral part of the company.
► Find a mentor: As an intern you may have lot of doubts. Therefore take the help of people whom you admire at work. Professionals enjoy sharing their expertise and want to assist new professionals entering the field.
► Be professional: It is very important to maintain professionalism at work and also always show enthusiasm towards learning new things. Enthusiastic employees tend to rub off on each other and have a positive impact on the organization as a whole. Develop a habit of asking questions on everything related to work, whenever you don’t understand.
► Do research: Do proper research about the company, know the needs of the organization and try to fill those needs. Know all the products and services offered by the company and also about the clients and services. By doing this, you will get a clear idea on how to move up in the organization.