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Jorjina's Week of Work Experience with people2people

Posted by John
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My name is Jorjina, and I am a year 12 student at Fairvale High School. Up until a week ago,  I did not know anything about people2people, but I do now, as this company has taught me invaluable skills. Although I am very much into science and am considering becoming a doctor in the future, this business environment has benefited me in ways I had never thought of. 

On my first day of this work placement, I was accompanied by my lovely father to ensure my safe arrival to the office, because, frankly, no one likes to get lost! I remember admiring the beautiful girls walking around the CBD as well as all the handsome men in suits. My first impression was the excitement of being involved in this picturesque world, even for a short period of time.

I knew I was going to miss school and that this new world would be challenging, but as someone once told me, 'Your comfort zone is boring.' Being a migrant, you involuntarily learn to adapt to your surroundings, which is exactly what happened. The first couple of days were extraordinary and, well, odd for me; however, as the time went by, I became more comfortable with the people and more familiar with the job. 

For me, the best part of this week has been learning about recruitment. I was kindly allowed to sit with some of the consultants in their interviews to observe and to ask questions afterwards. Through this and the consultants' feedback about their interviews, I learnt the key skills and the dos and don'ts of interviewing. This will benefit me in the upcoming stages of my life and when looking for a job in the future. Therefore, a big thank you goes to the lovely people2people team for this opportunity and for making a week sitting at a desk actually enjoyable!