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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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I’m always surprised by how few people I know are using LinkedIn. It seems like a pretty common sense thing to me: it doesn’t matter if you’re still in school, have an internship or a stable job, you need a LinkedIn profile. It’s the Facebook for professionals, allowing you to portray yourself in the best light possible. Whenever you apply for a job, you can be quite sure that the recruiter will Google you, so why not make sure they find your LinkedIn profile, where they can learn more about you as an employee?

Whether you have a LinkedIn profile, or are just thinking of creating one (give yourself an edge this exam season, instead of YouTubing cats, create a LinkedIn profile, seriously!), read on to make sure that you know what you’re doing with it!

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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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There’s no denying that an internship can impact your life – positively or negatively. Either way, deciding to take up an internship can teach you valuable life lessons, not only new job skills. Whether you make use of those lessons later on in your life is entirely up to you, let me show you just how exactly an internship could change your life and why you should consider taking one.

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Taking on an internship is more and more popular these days. But did you know that ten of those famous multimillionaires actually started off as interns? It’s true! Taking on an internship allowed them to hone their skills and expand their networks. They didn’t always stay in the same industry, but instead used their internships as a springboard to learn more about themselves and their preferences.

Here are the people I’m talking about, in no particular order:

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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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The current economic climate being what it is, finding a job or an internship is really difficult. It can take weeks (if you’re lucky!) or more likely months to find something that works for both you and the employer. The internship search can be frustrating and the rejections and down period only fuel that frustration.

But there are things you can do to keep your head above the water.

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Everyone makes mistakes, it’s only human. But it’s how we handle those mistakes that reveals our character. Are you avoiding them or do you take responsibility? Either way, there are some internship mistakes you simply can avoid.

Read on to find out how to avoid them.

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Have you always dreamed of being an accountant? Or maybe you decided to become one because you wanted the stability this option gave you? Either way, before landing a full time job, you will most likely have to get an accounting internship – it’s just how it is these days. Internships are the best ways of getting the experience you need for a job.

So click on to read just how you can land a great accounting internship!

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