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5 things to remember when doing work experience

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14:30 PM | 24 April 2015
by Charlotte Simonsen
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Charlotte Michelle Simonsen shares the five things she learnt most from some recent work experience.

The first time you do a placement or work experience with an agency is nerve wracking. You might not know how skilled you really are and how to behave in an office environment. When is talking too much, when should you be quiet and how often should you go for a coffee breaks? There are big and small things one has to adjust to when doing work experience.

These were the five things I learnt most from my recent work experience at Carswell Gould and Global Fire Production.

1.Every agency is different

When doing work experience one has to always remember that every agency will have different systems and routines. So you always have to have an open mind and not be set on how you like doing things. Follow what they do and you will be safe. But keep a distance, you don’t want to become the annoying work experience student who is completely incompetent into doing anything themselves.

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