What are the advantages of WIL in an online environment?

Undertaking WIL in an online environment offers different opportunities to develop and demonstrate professional skills that are in high demand in the workplace.

To make the most of the skills you have developed during your online WIL activity it is important to consider how you might communicate your achievements to potential employers. Research the types of skills that organisations in your industry look for and think about how your WIL experience has helped you to develop those skills.

Select each task below for an example of how you might communicate these skills to potential employers.

Completing an online task independently

Organisational skills

Attend meetings via video conference

Digital communication skills

Email your co-workers for help with an issue

Networking skills

Work with co-workers in different time zones

Time management skills

Learn to use a new software tool or app

Technology skills

Prepare a status report for your supervisor

Writing and communication skills

Undertaking WIL in an Online Environment

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