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Most year 11 students do work experience after the half term. I strongly agree that the work experience is compulsory.

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Most year 11 students do work experience after the half term. I strongly agree that the work experience is compulsory. First of all, it gives an opportunity for the students to learn about what they are like. Also it gives you a chance to put your skills into practice. Developing your ability to work with adults as part of a team is a keyskill which work experience identifies. By doing this you can help build your self-confidence and self-esteem. This also can help improve your maturity, initiative and decision making skills. Secondly, Useful For Furthering Academic Work Work experience can be useful for helping with academic studies if it is relevant. ...read more.

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Future Job Opportunities Work experience can also give you a good start on the 'career network' with employers and/or colleagues. You need to stand out from the crowd; work experience can do this as employers want people who have gained transferable skills relevant to various jobs. Improving your CV Any skills and experiences acquired can be added to your CV. Also, you may be able to use your employer as a reference when you've finished. Acquired Skills and Transferable Skills � New skills can be introduced or old ones improved e.g. job hunting skills, interview technique can be practised and CV writing can be improved as a result of feedback. ...read more.

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� It gives an idea of what is expected from graduate jobs, for example, when to make decisions and when to consult. Work Experience You should try as best you can to get some work experience before you graduate. Work experience will: improve your finances (if it isn't voluntary) get you valuable experience so you attract employers when you have finished your course enhance your CV and increase your career prospects help you to make career choices by giving you a chance to try working in different areas Making Career Choices Work experience provides an insight to your chosen field or if undecided it exposes you to the different types of profession available. This can help when deciding which career pathway to choose. ...read more.

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