Internships have become an option for a lot of students or recent graduates who are looking for a strong career path. Finding a great internship opportunity is not as easy as it may sound as we all have responsibilities and bills to pay. Not only does an internship give you a good reason to get out of bed in the morning, but it also enhances your CV and current skill-set. You can gain new insight into the market, familiarize yourself with your own strengths and weaknesses and get to know new people that can enrich your network. Akhtaboot is here to help you identify a suitable internship opportunity that can help you build your career and take your skills to the next level.

Likes and Dislikes

Think about the projects that you enjoyed working on during university, what were the things that you liked and did not like about them? This will give you a clearer idea about what you might be naturally good at, which will eventually lead you to an internship that leverages your strengths. While you might not get the chance to do what you like most immediately, having a clear understanding in mind will bring you closer to your dream company.

Research Internship Options

It is vital at this stage to research internships that interest you the most. By doing so, your career path will gradually become evident to you. There are many research methods. One excellent method is to turn to friends or mentors for advice, especially if they work within the industry of your interest. Another good source of internship opportunities is Akhtaboot’s Internships Program (AIP) which a program that is specifically designed to target university students by providing them with the optimal blend of professional and academic skills that will ultimately enhance their chances of securing a full time job following their exit from academia.

Tweak Your CV

So you have identified your strengths and done your homework, now is the time to work on your CV. Make sure that you tweak your CV in a way that draws attention to the aspects of your past accomplishments. You need to match the current needs of the industry you want to intern within. Your CV is your gateway to the interview so make sure you give it the attention it deserves.

Check out Akhtaboot’s mini guide for writing your CV for online job applications

Start the Internship-Hunting Process

This is probably your first time ever to approach the job market. It is time that you examine your job hunting skills. It’s OK if you are feeling a bit unsure or insecure; it is a natural part of the career search process. The Internet has simplified the way you search for jobs. You must really understand that landing an internship is not easy. You need to know exactly what you want, follow a precise career plan, and believe in yourself. The whole process might require a lot of your time and effort, but ultimately, the reward of having a gratifying and inspiring career makes it all worth the hassle.

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