Whats out there

Work experience offers enormous benefits to you in your career planning and job seeking. It sometimes has a poor image – it’s associated with school, it’s boring, or it’s exploitation. We will show you in this chapter that it need be none of these. You can choose and manage your work experience to suit your needs, and make it work for you.

Firstly, we need to be clear what we mean by work experience, and how it differs from work and employment.

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Work – a purposeful activity that could be done as a paid job.

Examples from your everyday life include ...

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