Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Interns Way : Part #1

This is something a little different for The Pink Tank, dedicated to the world of interning. I myself have been an intern in the fashion industry and upon graduation I am lucky to be heading into paid employment, so I am going to share a little of my experiences, tips and tricks of the trade so if you are looking to start an internship or currently interning and looking for a paid role following your placement, then I hope these few upcoming posts will help you!


Firstly, I shall start with the do nots of interning or gaining an internship!


1. Do not assume you are in title to any internship or any payment, you must view the experience you gain throughout the internship as payment enough. If you aren't humble there are hundreds of other applicants that are waiting to grab the chance!

2. Do not be late or take extended lunch breaks. View the internship as a paid, working job, this dedication will impress your employer and might just nab you that paid job upon completion.

3. Do not underestimate the importance of a first impression. This may be on the phone as a telephone interview or in person. Tone of voice, a smile, dress, (the dreaded) chipped nail varnish all compile a first impression, and you never get a second chance at a first impression.

4. Do not underestimate your value or importance. You may be working for the experience, but in the competitive world of fashion small designers or agencies can only function with the inclusion of interns. Therefore you are a key, valued part of the machine.

5. Do not be afraid to ask question and enquire about the industry. You are there to do a job but also to  gain experience, the more you can learn in the role the more valuable you will become to the company as an employee or in your next internship.


The next post will be all of the dos of interning!

Do you have any specific questions about interning you would like me to cover?
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