Although it was a last minute arrangement, my work experience placement at Wote Street People, a recruitment agency in Basingstoke, has been excellent all round. Not only was I kept busy constantly, which got me doing lots of different things, I was welcomed into the office by the friendly workers present there by all manners of chocolate and food.
My first day was nerve-wracking, I had no idea what to expect. I was given work to do, but not too much, to ease me into it. I was afraid of the people there, how’d they’d be and act, and to my surprise they were all comforting and quirky, dancing and singing along, sharing interesting conversations between them, which put me at rest quickly. After the first day, I wasn’t nervous at all anymore and looked forward to going there even more than I did beforehand.
There was a variety in the workload which kept me from doing the same thing too often. Things varied from filing, writing information guides, Basingstoke job adverts, as well as franking and posting mail. I was kept busy and helped out where I could, as the people did not make me nervous and boosted my confidence, which gave me a look into the different aspects of working in an office, and therefore helped me get more out of my experience than I would’ve at another role.
I have greatly enjoyed my time at Wote Street People in Basingstoke during my work experience, and it has been invaluable to see what it’s like in an office role, and will help me in the future, everything from basic admin/IT, to actual interviews as I have been able to experience them in a multitude of ways (watching and actually participating in one) which again have helped me realise how important and crucial the interviewing process is, a thing I didn’t realise before.
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