Started work placement today, how can I establish myself?

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    I started a 2 week work placement today. It went well, the staff are all lovely. I need to impress the boss to be considered for a full-time job and so I'd like some helpful advice please people of TSR.

    So they have work prepared for me to be doing (entry-level accounts) and I was getting on with it and asking the girl who is overseeing me to check it/asking if I didn't understand/etc. But I want to show them more of my personality, I'm not sure how to be one of them instead of just an intern with no involvement.
    Like I want to get involved in general chit chat or discussions but mostly today I was just there in my own corner of the office and didn't know how to contribute when the others are so experienced talking about their clients etc.

    I'd say I sound confident when I speak and have no trouble starting convo with people and having a laugh, but i need to figure out what's appropriate. Like times when we were sat in silence, I kept thinking of what to say and whether or not I should strike a convo. Or if it's totally fine to just get on with our work without talking. Considering I'm new, I wanted to ask the other 2 people opposite me more about them, but i guess I'll save it for lunchtime.

    Like I just don't want them to assume I'm some shy quiet type when I'm not.

    So tomorrow I'm going to make more of an effort to know them on a personal level, like today I went out for lunch as i didn't bring any whilst 3 of the women had theirs in the kitchen, so tomorrow I'm gonna bring food in so that I can join in and talk to them.

    I just want to be likeable and fit in tbh. Working here would be fab, it's very modern and the culture of the organisation seems great and the location is good. Seems like a v supportive environment also.

    I'm going to spend the evening looking into what I've learnt and other tasks so that I get it done quicker and show that I'm a quick learner.

    What are your top tips for impressing and converting work experience into a paid job?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I started a 2 week work placement today. It went well, the staff are all lovely. I need to impress the boss to be considered for a full-time job and so I'd like some helpful advice please people of TSR.

    So they have work prepared for me to be doing (entry-level accounts) and I was getting on with it and asking the girl who is overseeing me to check it/asking if I didn't understand/etc. But I want to show them more of my personality, I'm not sure how to be one of them instead of just an intern with no involvement.
    Like I want to get involved in general chit chat or discussions but mostly today I was just there in my own corner of the office and didn't know how to contribute when the others are so experienced talking about their clients etc.

    I'd say I sound confident when I speak and have no trouble starting convo with people and having a laugh, but i need to figure out what's appropriate. Like times when we were sat in silence, I kept thinking of what to say and whether or not I should strike a convo. Or if it's totally fine to just get on with our work without talking. Considering I'm new, I wanted to ask the other 2 people opposite me more about them, but i guess I'll save it for lunchtime.

    Like I just don't want them to assume I'm some shy quiet type when I'm not.

    So tomorrow I'm going to make more of an effort to know them on a personal level, like today I went out for lunch as i didn't bring any whilst 3 of the women had theirs in the kitchen, so tomorrow I'm gonna bring food in so that I can join in and talk to them.

    I just want to be likeable and fit in tbh. Working here would be fab, it's very modern and the culture of the organisation seems great and the location is good. Seems like a v supportive environment also.

    I'm going to spend the evening looking into what I've learnt and other tasks so that I get it done quicker and show that I'm a quick learner.

    I wouldn't worry too much about clients etc. as you are completely new here, you are expected to have little knowledge but if you want to improve then there's your chance to talk about it.
 
 
 
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