How to Write the Perfect Resume for Internships

How to Write the Perfect Resume for Internships
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    For most college students, the reality of graduating and moving into the world of employment becomes clear come internship season.

    This when you will start feeling like you haven’t done much in the past years to put together the best resume or there’s too much to put, but you have no clue where to start.

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Surely, a lot of graduates can still relate because writing a good resume is a life skill that can open doors when you want to switch jobs or apply for a promotion.

You must know that most recruiters and HR personnel spend little time going through your resume because they have piles of them to finish, so whatever you put should be distinct enough to be memorable to them. To help you achieve that, here are some things you have to remember.

Keep it clear and concise.

If you don’t make sense, those reading it will not try to find sense it in for you. Typically, the confusion comes from having too much text occupying what should be a brief assessment of your background, achievement and skills.

Think of every part of your resume as prime real estate. That means you should not be dedicating space to unnecessary fluff or content that isn’t valuable to whatever company you’re applying to. For example, skills that most people are expected to have should not be on your resume. People already know you can use Microsoft Word and that you’re fluent in English. Tell them something that’s interesting and will be helpful in performing the job you’re applying for.

Personalize your resume.

When you hand in your resume, the recruiter should be able to tell what position you’re applying for right off the bat. If he can’t, then you failed to tailor fit your resume to the needs of the job and the company. Remember there are accomplishments not worth mentioning on your resume because they do nothing whatsoever to help you get the job. They’re either not a career-related achievement at all or they’re not a fit for the job you’re applying for. Regardless, make sure to streamline your resume depending on the job you want to get.

Focus and expound on related leadership positions.

Most companies want to hire interns with potential because they want to invest in training people who they can hire after the internship position is over. It’s more appealing to them if they know they’re getting the best student leaders of a particular university. To them, that translates to you being an intern candidate who’s willing to take initiative, who does well under pressure, who can work well with people and who can deliver what’s expected of him.

Expounding on these leadership positions allows them insight into what you have done already. That could mean lesser training for them or hiring you because they don’t have someone with your skill set. That makes you more interesting and your leadership role more tangible.

 
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