“Can I be your friend?” This video shows how odd our online activities sometimes are. We would never behave like this on the streets! In fact it is an advertisement for the production “Two Boys” of the english national opera. Have a look!
Time is passing quickly and sadly, my semester in Sunderland is nearly over. I really enjoy being here in England and I’d like to stay a little bit longer that is why I started thinking about doing a work placement before I’ll go back to Germany. I think this would be a good complementation to what I’ve been doing this semester. I have to say I really liked the practical focus of the seminars I took part in here. My study program in Germany is much more theoretical and I always felt like I was missing out the practical part. Now that I have nearly finished my semester in Sunderland I’m feeling a lot more confident with my skills in public relations and especially in social media (even if I’m still confused by Twitter sometimes).
I have already done a few placements in Germany, but applying for a job placement in another country seems to be a bit more difficult. I really enjoyed my last placement at the public relations agency Moskito PR in Germany that’s why I would like to go to an agency this time again. So the first challenge will be to find an agency in Britain that’s ok with me making mistakes as I’m not a native speaker. I have absolutely no idea how difficult that’ll be. Maybe it is not too hard, I just don’t know.
The thing is that in Germany I feel comfortable with all the unwritten rules of job applications that I’m now struggling with. Should I call first or just send my CV in? Will people accept an unsolicited application or is it better to only apply to agencies that are asking for it? I just started researching which may be the reason why I do not have a clue so far. But if someone gave me an advice I would be grateful!