© Monica Di Santi
An educational internship abroad will bring you powerful developments that are widely sought-after in a fiercely competetive global market. You should consider carefully if "not earning money" is a valuable reason to refuse such a valuable training.
"..It's a huge advantage to include my first short film experience in Canada in my CV.
I've already been invited to take part in different projects in my home country."
Ariel Valdivia R. cineasta, Iquique, Chile
Some of the benefits you'll get are:
With so many well-educated young people hunting jobs these days, don't hesitate to consider an internship a blessing. You can get the inicial training that will set you apart from other job applicants and will give you a competitive advantage to secure the job of your dreams.Canada and Ireland offer paid internships for Latinamericans. You can work in hotels, retailers and much more while improving your English in an enriching enviroment.
Although many youngsters resist the idea of a non-paid internship, they really are holding themselves back because employers find internships the best way to recruit the right employees. According to internships.com(See infographic below, please) 73% of companies like to get interns as a way of finding the right employees.You can get a short non-paid internship in Malta and Belize where the sun shines all the year round and you can have fun every single day.
An internship lets you explore first hand the chosen industry and make an early decison whether you want to grow professionally there or move on. After all, it's important to stay where you not only earn a high salary but feel comfortable and satisfied with lots of opportunities to climb the ladder.
Having to speak a foreign language at work can be a challenge at the beginning, but being an intern will develop your self'-confidence while improving your linguistic competence in a natural linguistic enviroment.
A letter of recommendation from an international manager will boost your working opportunities when you apply to a job back in your country.
Being abroad gives you the chance to meet people from different backgrounds who can turn into long-lasting professional contacts, and will help you to keep growing professionally.
Having been successful in a foreign country shows you are a well-rounded person who has developed enhanced job capabilities such as adaptability, patience, perseverance,cultre awareness, indepence, problem-solving and team work skills.
So, if you still think an internship is a waste of time and money, think it twice because it offers you great initial job development that will bring you the higly-paid job sooner than you believe.
And you, when will you get an internship? Share your comments and ideas below the infographic.