An article recently ran in the New York Times–“The Internship–Not the Movie” by Thomas L. Friedman. At first glance, this article seemed irrelevant to me or to people in my age group. However, as I delved deeper I changed my mind.
Friedman mentions that this cartoon (pictured above) related to a new company called HireArt that matches job seekers with potential employers on a more personal and skill-based level. In addition, both Friedman and HireArt stress the importance of internships and acquiring skills in all areas–even if it is as simple as waitressing or bar tending–no matter what your age.
Improving your skills or acquiring new ones is important in all stages of life, whether you’re thinking of applying for a job, getting more secure in the one you have, or simply trying to learn something new. Enjoy the article.