It hardly seems fair does it? You know you’re good at what you do. One day you’re going to be the CEO of (insert the name of the biggest company you know). Why should you have to provide free work when you can’t afford to feed yourself and your degree is a full time job in itself?
Well the thing is, (the biggest company you know) doesn’t know howgood you are at what you do. An application form can only tell you what qualifications a candidate has. An interview can only tell you how good at lying about said qualifications the candidate is. Working tells you outright how good a candidate is at working.
The argument is pretty evenly balanced. However you don’t have a job. The employer does. He has a 3D TV at home. He doesn’t need Dominos vouchers to afford ‘posh pizza’. He has a team of Italians working in his kitchen. He doesn’t even like pizza.
The point is, you’re in no position of power. The status quo is that you’re going to have to put out, and if you don’t, Pierre is going to do it instead.
“But why is this the status quo?” I hear you cry! “Why aren’t we starting a revolution?”
Well we are.
The Hull University Careers Service is working on a scheme with employers to get you access to paid internships! That’s right! You’ll be able to afford ‘posh pizza’ without those crazy coupons AND you’ll be showing a potential employer just how good you are at working!
These are fantastic opportunities to get your foot in the door. We have a few up there at the moment, but keep checking back as this will be updated regularly:
That’s quite enough excitement for one day.