This book is an essential guide for students contemplating or embarking upon work placements. Using comments from students, employers and tutors, it includes guidelines on how to find an appropriate placement; audit skills; construct a strong CV and application; prepare for an interview and derive maximum benefit from the work placement experience. The book identifies common problems facing students, together with remedial strategies, and offers suggestions for tackling written and oral assignments. Finally, it shows how to create and implement a successful job-search strategy.
CHRISTINE FANTHOME, inspired by a work placement at London Weekend Television, went on to study English and Drama at London University and then to enjoy a career in broadcasting with Thames Television. Later, having taken an MA and a PhD, she became a freelance writer, lecturer and consultant. She has worked at the University of Roehampton Surrey as a consultant and tutor on its work placement module.
Introduction.- Why do a Work Placement?.- Getting Started.- Applying for a Placement.- Interview Success.- Getting the Most out of Your Placement.- Common Problems Facing Students.- Understanding Employers' and Tutors' Perspectives .- Successes (Case Studies).- Disappointments (Case Studies).- Written and Oral Assignments.- From Work Placement to Employment.- Appendices.- Index.