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How to get ahead while you’re on placement

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14:55 PM | 24 January 2012

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We’ve all heard employers tell us how important work experience is with helping you stand out from the graduate crowd. It’s more important though, to make sure you get something out of it. To be honest, clichéd advice like ‘be proactive’ or ‘be enthusiastic’ really isn’t useful to anybody.

We’ve all heard employers tell us how important work experience is with helping you stand out from the graduate crowd. It’s more important though, to make sure you get something out of it. To be honest, clichéd advice like ‘be proactive’ or ‘be enthusiastic’ really isn’t useful to anybody. You want to come away from a placement with something to say in your next interview, preferably not ‘I did all my jobs with a smile on my face’. Hopefully these few tips will help you get ahead on your placement.

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