Catch 22

by Anne Middleton, on June 8th, 2015
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Finding work can be a real challenge, especially if you don't have any experience.

Nonetheless, to get experience you must first find a job. It's a nasty catch 22.  But a summer internship can break the cycle!

Yes, the season of sun, surf and humidity is rapidly approaching.  And for young enterprising and potential future entrepreneurs, the time has arrived to consider a summer internship.

Monster.com is a powerful proponent of engaging in internships for a multitude of reasons. Significant motivating and compelling factors for securing an internship include:

1. Experience
A substantial number of businesses, both large and small, overwhelmingly point to internship experience as the most important factor they consider in hiring new college graduates for full-time positions

2. Industry Knowledge
Understanding the category and industry you are considering for a long-term career is essential in making a wise choice for your future.  You may discover your passion for the occupation of your dreams is more fulfilling than you ever imagined. And you will educate yourself on what qualities and characteristics are necessary for success in your chosen endeavor.

3. Professional Contacts
Just about every CEO and successful executive will counsel young up and coming employees that networking is king in business.  Internships provide the opportunity to build relationships with company leaders and obtain personal letters of recommendation. It is also a way to “go to the head of the class” and obtain insights before anyone else on job leads.

4. The Ultimate Internship
The supreme benefit, though it might be rare, is that the establishment and its C-level members are impressed with your skills, attitude and drive that they offer you a full-time position upon graduation.

According to Monster.com, research shows that 85% of companies use internships and similar experiential education programs to recruit for their full-time workforces.

So whether you can secure a paid internship for the summer or even if your only compensation is learning more about your chosen field, consider an internship to gain hands on work experience.

And the preeminent site to begin your search is obviously and understandably Monster.com