It is one thing to have lived an erasmus experience but it is another to promote it efficiently. Indeed, studies have shown that people who benefited from an experience abroad are easily hired. In this article, we will help you to make the most of your stay abroad. Let’s get started!
VALUING YOUR EXPERIENCE
Internships or experiences abroad are both professionally and personally gratifying. When you return, you must therefore know how to highlight it on your CV and for future interviews as well. Indeed, these experiences are a source of curiosity and questioning for the recruiter.
First, make sure your experience is not perceived by the employer as a holiday. Prefer writing “stay abroad” rather than trip abroad.
Then, detail your internship assignments on your CV. The recruiter must and will come across your experiences directly. It is therefore important that your acquired skills are detailed. Highlight what you have been able to improve through this experience. Make your application stand out thanks to your adaptability, your integration into a foreign work team, the different living environment etc…
Internships abroad are a plus for getting a permanent contract. Put all chances on your side to promote your experience.
AN EXPERIENCE IN LINE WITH YOUR BACKGROUND
Prepare your reasons for going abroad. It will not be so easy for your family and friends to accept your choice.
Here are some questions that may help you to justify your choice more easily:
- Do you want to go far away from home to learn to get by on your own, to challenge yourself or to open up to a new culture? Do you want to achieve a personal challenge?
- Need to improve a foreign language?
- Do you want to discover a different way of working, different codes, a different work culture? Do you wish to discover the professional and business world in another country?
- Do you want to take stock before throwing yourself into long studies?
Present all the skills you have improved or discovered to an employer. This step is important if your experience was in line with your sector of activity.
On the other hand, if your internship had no link with your professional career, justify it on the basis of the desire to discover another sector of activity, to enrich your skills and to develop your curiosity. Be sure of yourself and your experience.
An internship or experience abroad should be valued upon your return. Learn to turn this experience into a strength. Thanks to your adaptability, autonomy and maturity you will be ready to enter the professional world. Take advantage of your experience abroad to bring out the best in yourself and enjoy these moments of freedom!
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- How to write a successful CV ?
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