Getting a Work Experience before University

These days, 'Work experience' is a word that is heard by everyone. Work experience can involve work you do before you start your career or as part of enhancing your existing career. Whether applying for a job or applying for university admissions; the question is do you have enough of it?

There are many reasons why gaining any kind of work experience is beneficial before going to university. Here are just a few of them:

Find Out if You Really Fit Into That Career
Before packing your bags and heading towards a career field, it is important to figure out that whether you fit into it or not. If you’re able to, it’s better to gain work experience in an area which is related to the degree you want to study. For example, if you think you like working with computers, then try getting work at a start-up IT firm first. Working here, you will find out whether the field interests you or not.

Help You Stand Out
Top universities use personal statements that include extracurricular activities to distinguish students who have the same academic ability. In order to stand out in the crowd, it is suggested to have a work experience and a professional Web Profile. Having a Web Profile helps admission tutors understand more about you and highlights that you’ve got a real passion for that field.

Develop Transferable Skills
Apart from increasing your bank balance, your work experience boosts your transferable skills that can increase your employ-ability in the future. Interpersonal skills, an employee's ability to get along with others while getting the job done. Having a part time job can also help to introduce you to a lot of new people enhancing your interpersonal skills.

As much as you can help others by volunteering, it can also help you too. Volunteering is extremely rewarding and can add brownie points to your CV. In a nutshell, work experience helps you to develop new skills and boosts your confidence and make your CV look great!

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