Work Experience

Work experience is crucial

Work experience not only makes your resume more impressive; it also helps you gain the skills you need for the future. It doesn't matter whether you gain work experience through part-time jobs or internships.

Tuesday, 22 May, 2012, 12:00am

Law firms should pay interns real money for the real work they must do

It is troubling that local law firms seek to avoid paying even the minimum wage to interns ('Law firms find minimum-wage loophole', August 8).

20 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Summer jobs offer useful experience

I think getting a summer job is a great idea. It is a great chance to learn something you won't learn in books or at school. It can also help students spend their time doing meaningful things rather than wasting their summer holidays.

28 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Testing times can open door to corporate world

Contest helps prepare undergraduates for their career through the use of internship programmes

In today's increasingly competitive job market, university undergraduates will have an edge over their competitors if they get a real-life experience in the job-hunting process.

1 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Voluntary work a good option

Has anybody done any part-time jobs?

Seeking part-time work is quite common among teenagers in Hong Kong, especially during the summer holidays.

Some people might argue that teenagers should study hard and finish their homework instead of having part-time jobs.

12 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Students relish being fish out of water

Learning how to dissect fish might help the future doctor. Maybe not. But Andrew Cheng Kai-chun was at the Central wet market bright and early at 7am, ready to gain knowledge of a different kind.

24 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Should Form Five students get a summer job?

Nicholas Wong Hei, 17 Sing Yin Secondary School

Yes. For those who want to work after Form Five, it makes sense to work right after the HKCEE.

And for those who want to take the

A-Levels, money earned over summer can go towards Form Six and Seven tuition fees. This will lessen the financial pressure on families.

6 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Work experience opens eyes

PLAYFUL MOODS may fade when the issue of career comes to young peoples' minds. Toiling in the workplace is completely different from sitting in a classroom.

Getting used to the immense changes is not easy, so working as an intern is a good way to prepare for the future. The pay is not high but applicants can benefit from learning about work and the workplace.

24 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

A warm welcome for aspiring hosts

THERE ARE many perceived benefits of a career in the hotel industry. These range from working in glamorous surroundings to meeting people from around the world and even getting posted abroad.

27 May 2006 - 12:00am

Teens need guidance to see the way forward

I am writing in response to the recent Young Post article: 'Project puts teens in shadow of success'.

17 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Planning is key to finding that dream job

IN THE EARLY stages of planning a career the possibilities can seem endless. Dreams of being an MTV presenter and aspirations of becoming a brain surgeon are not uncommon. However, while it is exciting to dream, at some point reality has to be faced and practical considerations must be addressed.

25 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

School's out

CELESTE LAW Lok-ting, 16, loathed school so much that she quit in February without telling her parents.

She was one of the 79,000 youngsters between the ages of 15 and 24 who had left school and were out of work around that time.

14 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

600 firms join youth training scheme

About 600 employers have already agreed to offer work experience places to young unemployed people in a new job training scheme that will start taking applications on Wednesday.

The Labour Department said yesterday 600 employers had pledged 3,200 vacancies for its Youth Work Experience and Training scheme - more than three quarters of them in the private sector.

20 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Experience changes intern's attitude towards adult workplace

After a week and a half of work experience as an intern at the Young Post, the biggest lesson I have learned is this: appreciate your time in school. Before, I could not wait to get out of school because I was under the impression that adults had it easy. For one thing, they never had to worry about homework or exams. They could slack off and play golf whenever they wanted to.

19 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Intern tells of 'eye-opening' two weeks

I spent two eye-opening weeks at the Young Post on work experience learning the basics of being a journalist. I had applied for the placement because I wanted to see if journalism was really a career I wanted to go into. As a relatively small publication, I figured there would be more opportunities than at a bigger paper.

19 Jul 2000 - 12:00am