City : Work Experience Café : Progress Tracker
This Progress Tracker will help you figure out which kind of work sector might be right for you, prepare for and apply for work experience, and review your placement once you've finished.
Try an aptitude test
If you have no idea where to start or what industry it might be worth having work experience in, try using online aptitude tests. All you have to do is answer the questions and it will give you ideas about what you are most suited to.
Prep these questions
Before you apply you will need to think about a few things to make sure your application explains why you really want the experience.
Write an answer to each of the questions below...
You can also take a look at our sample application form to see what sort of things you might be asked: click here to download it.
Check your CV and Cover Letter
Whether you have written a CV and Cover Letter or an application form, you MUST check it through before you send it off.
Silly mistakes and bad spelling are going to create a bad first impression!
Review your Placement
Once you've done the placement you should take some time to fill out our review document - it will help you remember the skills you learnt which you can add to your CV.
You can complete it at any stage after the work experience placement but the sooner the better!