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Is doing Internship a good idea?

 
Rikesh Desai
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Hi All,

First of all, I must appreciate the immense help that is given out in this forum!

My Query,
I am currently working in an MNC in India as a Software Engineer and will be completing two years in June'11.
Have been working in the Banking domain.

I wish to work abroad, maybe in a Scandinavian country or some SouthEast-Asian place (Singapore etc.) for better salary.

Please suggest how can I go about researching on this side.

Is stepping back to some Internship abroad (as its easily available) a good option?

Please suggest.

Thanks in Advance!

regards,
Rikesh

 
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Is stepping back to some Internship abroad (as its easily available) a good option?


I would not expect someone to join as an intern after gaining two years of experience. If you are looking for positions abroad, skill and experience are important attributes to posses. Ask yourself this 'Why would an employer want to hire you when the employee can be sourced locally ?. What do you bring to the table that others do not ?'
 
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But my wish is to settle abroad rather than in India.
So, from your questions it seems to be tougher to find a job abroad in such a situation.
wouldnt an internship be a better idea then?
 
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Internships are generally summer jobs, or full time (temporary) jobs for recently graduated students. They are generally setup by companies to help a particular school; setup by schools to help their students. etc. The pay is generally low, but the company is expected to teach the student in return.

Low pay consulting gigs, under the guise of an internship, sounds fishy to me.

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hmmm.. thanks for your opinion! you indeed have explained very well!

but if i do take up an internship abroad (though its less paying and the job too isnt too great.. as rightly pointed out by you) say for a year, wont I have a better chance at applying to other companies there - while staying in a place where i wish to stay?

It seems to be tougher to apply for permanent jobs abroad while staying in India. wont this channel (go for an internship and then apply for other jobs once you are there) be a better option?

please advise.
 
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Rikesh Desai wrote:hmmm.. thanks for your opinion! you indeed have explained very well!

but if i do take up an internship abroad (though its less paying and the job too isnt too great.. as rightly pointed out by you) say for a year, wont I have a better chance at applying to other companies there - while staying in a place where i wish to stay?

It seems to be tougher to apply for permanent jobs abroad while staying in India. wont this channel (go for an internship and then apply for other jobs once you are there) be a better option?

please advise.


A recruiter would question why someone needs an 'internship' when they were perfectly capable of holding down a job for 2 years. This move, if it works, will work against you.

I have never heard of experienced folks being offered an intership
 
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