THE THRILL OF DRESSING UP
So I love the idea of getting on a train to where ever, with my Fiorelli laptop bag in one hand and a Starbucks in the other. Of-course they need to be joined by a sophisticated wardrobe to match. It just makes me feel amazing. I guess it’s the idea of looking like you’ve made it, well it is for me anyway. Every morning I would pick out one of the outfits that I spent quite a fair bit of money on leading up to my work experience and feel completely different to when I’d wear if I was popping into town.
So before work experience you get told that if you don’t make everyone a cuppa on the first day then don’t bother going back kinda thing. Well you work as a team, you make tea, they offer tea, its a 50/50 job.
PACK A LUNCH
By all means if you can afford it buy your 4 Starbucks a day and spend near on a tenner on lunch. But you will save a tone of money taking your own lunch and most places will have a kitchenette with a fridge and microwave, so pasta’s and rice get the thumbs up.
This is quite an important one especially for us ladies. If you know you are going to be inside for the whole time at your work experience than wear whatever shoes you like, as long as you are comfortable. I have been fortunate to be doing work experience placements in journalism, and have been asked to go out and interview people and so on. In this type of career you never know when your going to be asked to go out and how far you may need to travel. So remember ladies it is important ladies to consider your footwear with caution.
Whether your in a salon learning the ropes for a week or at a magazine, take notes. You are on a learning experience. You will need to take notes at some point.
RESEARCH & PREPARE
Make sure you know your work experience placement. Even if you Goggle them or just look at their web page. Don’t turn up not knowing anything about them, it’s really unprofessional. Make sure you know there style and a bit of their history.
Make sure you add the people you’ve worked with to your e.mail contacts, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts. It’s good to make contacts for yourself, so in the future you may be able to go back and get a job or help with something and so on. They may come in handy to know and be able to contact.
[First published on Kettle Mag]
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