This year, following completion of her degree, the same company offered her a permanent employment contract. The work this year is more interesting, carries more responsibility and is giving her a good grounding in digital marketing, PPC and SEO.
Clear evidence that unpaid work experience can lead to paid employment!
I'm not saying that car washing, leaflet dropping and other forms of casual work are worthless... they're not. They demonstrate a sound work ethic which is highly sought after in the job market. But if you can combine your work ethic with relevant experience, you will likely gain more relevant skills and knowledge and enjoy greater success.
Work experience can also include volunteering. Whilst the latter is generally perceived as supporting worthwhile causes, most charities have accounting, marketing and administration functions so can still provide you with "relevant" skills.
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by Barbara Patrick
Professional CV Writer and Career Coach
Compelling CVs, Reading, Berkshire
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