Subject: What are the most common mistakes interns make?

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Hi team (who appreciated the Katy Perry gif?)

How are we all? Good? Oh, I’m so glad. It’s time for another snippet for article I wrote for FashionUnited.

We all make mistakes, it’s bound to happen, however, we can all minimise the mistakes we make by learning from others! Check out below for what are the most common mistakes interns make?

Undertaking an internship or work experience placement provides an opportunity to learn, grow, develop and understand fully the career path you might want to pursue. As an intern in a specific department you are usually thrown in at the deep end with lots of room to flourish and shine but, like every new starter, there is plenty of room to make mistakes. Making mistakes isn’t necessarily a bad thing, often they can be the best way to learn but as long as you do learn from them and don’t keep making the same mistake! Here are some of the most common mistakes and how you can learn from them:

Getting too comfortable and too familiar too quickly

Young professionals must approach each experience with a professional manner, which I know is true of any industry. The fashion industry is a collaborative one so of course, it is important to develop a positive relationship with your team and managers, however this does not mean excelling at being your boss’s best friend. Ability to do the job is the priority. If you can’t do the job, you won’t be around for too long. It’s important to find a healthy balance between being friendly with the team and your boss but make sure you are seen as a hardworking member of that team, respect and friendliness will then follow.

Read the full article on FashionUnited here


Kind regards,

Hannah Rafter