Found some interesting reads the other day; a new approach to getting the job you want outside of college. The advantages of doing free work vs. an internship. With free work, you have more freedom of choice and more control over the work you do. Yes, it’s unpaid, but the relationship you establish and the experience you get are both priceless. In addition, the work is done over a period of weeks or months, not years (unlike a job, which usually last a year or more). The end goal, however, is to bridge over to paid work… once you’ve proven yourself, of course. Even if who you do free work for doesn’t hire you, they will be an amazing reference (and again, you’ve gained experience– both of which can be put on your resume).
If you are interested in reading firsthand about ‘Free Work’ I highly recommend going here, http://www.slideshare.net/choehn/recessionproof-graduate-1722966 it’s the most read slideshare slideshow today.